Framing Exercise as Fun May Hold Key to Losing Weight, Study Says

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_f72afb9589.jpgWavebreak Media/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- A study undertaken by researchers from Cornell University found that the more fun you have during a workout, the less you'll eat afterwards. The study, published in the journal Marketing Letters, involved two experiments in which researchers tested how much adults ate following a period of exercise.

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Study: Reducing Alcohol Consumption Could Improve Heart Health

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_a4dfa253d9.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- A new study conducted by researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine found that a reduction in alcohol consumption could lead to improved heart health. The study, published in the journal BMJ, looked at data from 50 previous studies that included information on over 260,000 individuals.

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National Blood Drive Protests Ban on Gay Donors

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_0c4747af5b.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- For the second year in a row, groups held a national blood drive to protest the ban against gay and bisexual men donating blood. Grassroots organizations collaborated Friday to draw attention to the policy and call for change. While the American Medical Association says the policy is no longer necessary with improved HIV blood screening, federal officials have indicated that they're willing to change the rules only if research shows no risk to recipients.

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Government Shutdown Baby Boom: Real or Coincidence?

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_a9bb9f1663.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- It’s been nine months since the government shutdown, and some D.C. area hospitals are reporting a surprising development: Babies. Lots of them. Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., has seen an additional three births per day in July, according to spokesman Gary Stephenson.

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Oldest Case of Down Syndrome Discovered in 1,500-Year-Old Skeleton

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_f47089d184.jpgDigital Vision/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- A 1,500-year-old skeleton has shed new light on how ancient civilizations viewed those with genetic disorders. French researchers have found the oldest confirmed case of Down syndrome after uncovering the skeleton of a child with the genetic disorder.

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