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Too Little Sun Exposure Now Found to Be a Health Risk

For many years, we have been told to avoid prolonged exposure to the sun because of health risks like sunburn and, more seriously, skin cancer. Now a new study found that getting too little sun can cause problems as well. According to recent research, women who consistently avoided direct sunlight had a greater mortality risk from all causes, including skin cancer, than their counterparts with higher sun exposure.

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How to Make the Most of Your Vacation

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americans do not only work longer and take less time off than Europeans, and as of late, even the Japanese, they also seem unable to reap the benefits of their holidays as much in terms of recreation and rejuvenation. Studies show that the effects of taking breaks from work can vary dramatically based on how workers choose to unwind.

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Foodborne Illnesses Keep Rising, Government Report Finds

Summer is the time for picnics, barbecues and outdoor cooking. Unfortunately, it is also a time when more people fall ill from food poisoning due to warm temperatures and unsafe storing and handling of perishable foods. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), some foodborne illnesses have increased by 75 percent since the agency conducted its last survey less than a decade ago.

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Diet for a Healthier Planet

While the exact causes of climate change continue to be disputed, there is general consensus among scientists that the phenomenon is real and that human activity plays a significant role in it. But surprisingly, it is not only large-scale industrial enterprise or modern-day transportation that has led to the current warming of the earth’s atmosphere but also very personal behavior like the diet and lifestyle choices we all make every day, according to a new study.

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Enhance Your Summer Dishes with Plant-Foods

While it is hard not to love the slower pace and casual lifestyle of summer, excessive heat can take a toll on our health and wellbeing. Thankfully, there are foods that are not only beneficial for the body’s inside but are actually good for keeping it healthy on the surface as well. Many such foods have an incredible ability to help protect the skin from UV damage and delay signs of aging.

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Faith, Facts, Lives, and Livers

One of the many myths about health issues today stands out for its sheer audacity, and that is the myth that the obesity epidemic itself is a myth. The argument is propagated in particular by University of Colorado law professor Paul Campos, whose book, entitled “The Obesity Myth,” garnered considerable attention when first published and has a following to this day. I’ve never considered it my vocation, but I do find that, as a defender of epidemiological fact, I am obligated to confront a lot of nonsense, folklore, and myth. Epidemic obesity, alas, is no myth, and here is why.

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Grilling Without Regrets

For many barbecue fans, grilling can resemble an all-you-can-eat buffet. Here’s how you can ensure your barbecue event leaves a lasting impression on your palate but not on your waist size.

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