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Girl’s Chicken McNugget Fixation Finally Catches Up with Her

We all go through phases of having favorite foods, but for one 17-year-old British girl, it’s gotten a bit out of hand — the teen has eaten almost nothing but McDonald’s chicken nuggets and french fries for the past 15 years.

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Doctors Amazingly Transplant Heart That Was Dropped In the Street

A woman in Mexico City is doing well after a recent heart transplant, even though two medics dropped the organ on the ground in a rush to get it to the hospital for surgery.

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Can Gossiping Actually Be Good for You?

Gossip-mongers are shunned from many social groups — but a new study finds they may actually be the least-stressed among us.

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Merle Haggard Hospitalized for Pneumonia

Country legend Merle Haggard hadn’t been feeling well in recent days, but chose to press on with a run of tour stops across the south. The illness caught up with him on Tuesday night, however, as Haggard was hospitalized for pneumonia just minutes before he was scheduled to begin a set in Macon, Ga.

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Can You Chew Your Way to Thinness?

If you’ve had trouble losing weight in the past, take heart — someday soon, tamping down your appetite could be as simple as popping a stick of gum.

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Taking A Routine Aspirin May Cause More Harm Than Good

Aspirin is often prescribed to people who’ve had a heart attack or stroke to ward off future attacks. But new research indicates that may not be such a good idea.

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Will Nutritional Scores Make People Eat Healthier?

If you read food labels when grocery shopping, you’re not alone. And in some stores, they’ve made it even easier for you, displaying nutritional scores alongside prices.

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Have You Started a Diet for 2012? — Survey of the Day

It’s been a little over a week since New Year’s resolutions kicked in, officially long enough to determine if  you’ve started that diet that you promised yourself — if, in fact, you picked what is usually the year’s most popular resolution.

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Study: Nicotine Can Help with Memory Loss

Using a nicotine patch may help improve mild memory loss in older adults, according to a study published in the journal Neurology.

Previous studies have shown smokers could improve cognitive function by quitting smoking and other studies have found attention and memory improvement in people with Alzheimer’s disease. In this study, researchers at the American Academy of Neurology looked at nicotine in people with mild cognitive impairment – the stage between normal aging and dementia when people have mild memory or thinking problems but no significant disability.

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Are You Committed to a New Year’s Resolution? ‘Cause Most Fail Miserably — Survey of the Day

The hangover has subsided, and the noise makers and funny hats have been thrown away, so now New Year’s revelers are just left with the resolutions they made when the clock struck midnight. Unfortunately, most of us may even throw those out as well.

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Forget Calorie Counting, It’s Now All About Counting Gym Time — Health Check

When it comes to food, would you rather know how many calories you’re ingesting or how much treadmill time it’ll take to burn off the calories?

Think carefully because some now believe displaying the amount of jogging time needed to burn off the calories from a sugary drink — instead of just showing a calorie count — may be more effective in dissuading you from drinking those beverages.

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Good News for New Year’s Resolutions States ‘Nibbling’ Is OK — Health Check

As you start to think about your New Year’s diet (really, don’t we all have one planned?), a small Norwegian study has found a little eating between meals won’t necessarily torpedo your weight-loss goals.

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