Economic Downturn Triggers Rise in Number of Vasectomies

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_004e0912a5.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- The country’s financial crisis of 2008 and the ensuing slow economic recovery is not just having an impact on men’s wallets -- it’s also influencing their reproductive decisions. New research shows a distinct link between income levels and requests for vasectomies.

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Before You Refill That Wine Glass, Ladies, Some Questions to Ponder

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_dda6c60180.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Nearly four years ago, Heather King said, she could not wait for the end of her day – and her ritual glasses of wine. “When I was drinking wine, I had an emotional relationship with it. I used it for stress relief. … I drank nightly,” she told ABC News.

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Could Oreos Be as Addictive as Cocaine?

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_444a477552.jpgFile photo. iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Can't put down the box of Oreos? There might be a compelling biological reason for that. New research suggests that sugary, fatty treats can elicit the same reaction and activate the brain in a similar manner as cocaine and morphine, at least in lab rats. Joseph Schroeder, director of the Behavioral Neuroscience Center at Connecticut College, is expected to present the study at the Society for Neuroscience conference.

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Most Sing the Monday Blues on Sunday Night

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_2ebbbf3d41.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Mondays make a lot people’s Sundays miserable. Monster.com’s survey of 3,600 people worldwide reveals that just over three out of four people feel the “Sunday night blues” in anticipation of going to work the next day. Meanwhile, only about 22 percent say that Mondays don’t cause them any angst the evening before.

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Meth-Like Substance Found in 'Craze' Workout Supplement: Report

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_a8649f2765.jpgcrazepreworkout.com (NEW YORK) -- The popular body-building supplement Craze contains a chemical that's similar to methamphetamine, according to researchers who've tested its ingredients. Craze is marketed as "performance fuel" that provides "the ultimate in pre-workout power," but the research project stemmed from several failed urine drug tests by professional athletes after taking the supplement.

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