Good Body Image Helps Maintain a Happy Relationship

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_b50ca8a39e.jpgSZE FEI WONG/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- A woman who is happy with her body is more able to maintain a happy relationship. That’s the conclusion of a new study that also finds that women who are satisfied with their current relationship tend to be okay with their weight and body image. “The link between relationship satisfaction and one's body image is strong and works both ways,” said study author Sabina Vatter, a postgraduate student at Tallinn University in Estonia.

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Research Indicates Vitamin D Won’t Prevent Disease

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_74cad8697b.jpgErickN/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- For years, low levels of vitamin D have been viewed as a potential cause of diseases ranging from cancer to diabetes. But now, an extensive review of hundreds of studies reveals it's actually the other way around: Low levels of vitamin D are more likely a consequence, not a cause, of illness. Many Americans began taking vitamin D supplements after research found low levels of D in a number of illnesses, including heart disease, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, cancer and Parkinson's disease.

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Mood Sweater Reveals a Wearer’s Emotion

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_0f7a6e2b7a.jpgmelnichuk_ira/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- There’s a fashion update to the mood ring of the 1970s -- the mood sweater. Embedded with sensors, the GER Mood Sweater, from the design lab Sensoree, features LEDs around the collar that change with the wearer’s emotions. Sensoree says the sweater uses technology that is based on the lie detector test, which uses a Galvanic Skin Response, or GSR for short.

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CDC Reports Measles Has Been Effectively Eliminated

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_fa77719908.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- On the 50th anniversary of the measles vaccine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published an article in JAMA Pediatrics updating the effort to completely eradicate the disease. CDC director Tom Frieden appeared at a briefing on Thursday, where he said measles has been effectively eliminated in the United States thanks to an effective, three-pronged measles control program using vaccines.

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Teen Rushed to Surgery for Swallowing Rare-Earth Magnets

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_efafb4ee82.jpgolm26250/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Just before Thanksgiving, 14-year-old Christin Rivas got six rare-earth magnets -- sometimes called "buckyballs" -- from a friend at church, thinking she could "freak out" her classmates by using them for tricks. The deceiving pea-size magnets are made for car wheel bearings and computer hard drives but are often sold for jewelry and art projects or touted as an arthritis cure.

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