High Divorce Rate Among Conservative Protestants

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_e70eb2b756.jpgsvengine/Thinkstock (AUSTIN, Texas) -- Divorce rates are quite high in regions where there are a lot of conservative Protestants, a new report claims. University of Texas at Austin researcher Jennifer Glass and her colleagues discovered that marriages in religiously conservative "red" states tend to break up more often than other parts of the country because people generally marry earlier and don't put off having kids.

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Vitamin D Not As Beneficial As We Thought?

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_edbdd80e35.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (AUCKLAND, New Zealand) -- New research funded by the Health Research Council of New Zealand shows that the vitamin D supplementation might not be as helpful in preventing disease as previously believed. Researchers from the University of Auckland in New Zealand analyzed a total of 40 randomized controlled trials completed in the past to study the effect of vitamin D on preventing heart attack, stroke, cancer or bone fractures in the general population.

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"Consumer Reports": Caramel Color in Soda May Cause Cancer

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_0e50638242.jpgBoarding1Now/Thinkstock (YONKERS, N.Y.) -- Before you drink your next soda or other soft drink, you may want to check the label to see if one of the ingredients is caramel color. After testing more than 100 cans and bottles of 12 different brands, Consumer Reports found that all of the samples that listed caramel color as an ingredient contained a chemical byproduct called 4-M.E.I., which is possibly carcinogenic.

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Minnesota Mail Carrier Delivers CPR, Saves Man's Life

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_40bcfdb418.jpgWDAZ/ABC News (OSLO, Minn.) -- A Minnesota man has a 29-year-old mail carrier to thank for saving his life. Rick Hendrickson, 66, was outside his Oslo, Minn., home when he had a heart attack and fell to the ground with no pulse.  His son flagged down the first person he saw: the postal worker who happened to be driving by to deliver the day’s mail.

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To Lose Weight, Chill Out

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_3f3690943a.jpgHeymo Vehse/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Think keeping your room at 80 degrees will help you sweat out the fat? Think the opposite of that and you just might shed some pounds. Dutch researchers studying the body's reactions to indoor conditions discovered that more energy is spent when exposed to "mild cold." In that way, says lead author Wouter van Marken Lichtenbelt, we burn off more calories.

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