Bad Diets Linked to a Lack of Education and a Lot of Movement

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_dd1eeb91d3.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (BERLIN) -- Eating foods rich in fats and sugars -- in other words, the stuff that’s not good for you -- might have to do with how physically active you are. That level of activity also seems to tie in to the amount of education one has had, according to researchers at the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin. Study author Jonas Finger says that previous studies have shown those of lower economic status, typically with less schooling, often have poorer diets than other income groups.

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Exercise During Pregnancy Can Boost Your Baby’s Brain

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_201d3b60c7.jpgCourtesy University of Montreal (SAN DIEGO) -- For women who are pregnant, as little as 20 minutes of exercise three times per week can advance a newborn’s brain activity, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Montreal presented these findings at the Neuroscience 2013 conference in San Diego on Sunday, providing moms-to-be with even more reasons to make exercise a priority.

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Multiple Births Can Be Five to 20 Times More Expensive Than Single Births

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_f52717b9e1.jpgMoodboard/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- As more and more women turn to assisted reproduction -- in vitro fertilization or drug-stimulated ovulation -- to get pregnant, the frequency of multiple births has also risen. A new study conducted by Merck found that multiple births often have more complications and cost more than single births. The new study, published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology found that twin deliveries cost about five times more on average than single births, and multiple births can cost up to 20 times that of a single child.

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Domestic Abuse Has Long Term Health Impact, Survey Says

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_a7ca6073dc.jpgMary Noble Ours (NEW YORK) -- The first time Leslie Morgan Steiner's husband attacked her was five days before their wedding. He choked her so hard he left handprints on her neck, she said. After that, Morgan said he beat her regularly. She said that during their two-and-a-half year marriage, he threatened her with a loaded gun and pounded her head against walls.

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The Hotter It Gets, The Smaller We Get?

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_df7582fd1f.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Global warming might make us all shrink. University of Michigan paleontologist Philip Gingerich says it's happened before in world history when warming periods dating 55 million and 53 million years ago led to primates and mammals, including horses and deer, to become much smaller.

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