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The new American family: How and why we've changed

ANN ARBOR—Most young Americans plan to get married someday, but more than 40 percent of births now occur outside marriage, and the ...

Fruit and veggies pave the road to happiness

Fruit and vegetables have been identified as a vital key to mental well-being. ...

Will having kids soon be out of reach economically for many American families?

Too many working- and middle-class parents are forced to choose between paying their children’s medical expenses and household bills ... Full story

I Have to Walk How Many Miles to Burn Off This Soda?

Easy-to-understand signs linking exercise to sugar-sweetened beverage consumption helps teens make healthier choices, researchers say ... Full story

Slow and steady does not win the weight loss race

Gradual weight loss does not reduce the amount or rate of weight regain compared with losing weight quickly, new research led by the University Of Melbourne has found. ... Full story

Weight gain study suggests polyunsaturated oil healthier option

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report ... Full story

Get out of your chair alive by standing up for back health

A NSW-based father-son entrepreneurial team is on a mission to help hunched-over office workers beat back pain with a portable standing desk. ... Full story

Parks can boost health

New research from Edith Cowan University has found poorly planned parks and green spaces in some Perth neighbourhoods can cause residents to report worse health outcomes than those in areas with better green spaces. ... Full story

How do we live to 100 and enjoy it?

What does it take for us to get to 100 years old? What are our chances of living beyond a century? How do our early years, lifestyle, work and where we live affect our lifespan? These are just some of the questions raised in a new exhibition being taken around the UK by population experts at the University of Southampton. ... Full story

Would you eat that doughnut if you knew you had to walk two miles to burn it off?

The National Institutes of Health recently awarded researchers from the UNC School of Medicine and the UNC Gillings School of Public Health more than $2 million to study the effects of physical activity food labeling on consumer food choices and exercise. ... Full story

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