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Five Ways That TV Can Harm Your Health

Couch potatoes beware: Watching the tube for two to three hours a day or more is linked to higher risk for type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and higher rates of early death from all causes, according to new research published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The culprit is the couch potato lifestyle that frequently accompanies excessive viewing, the researchers report. With the average American logging five hours a day in front of the tube, sitting is replacing exercise.

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What are the Most Common Regrets of the Dying?

We only have a certain amount of sand in the hourglass, so we need to make sure the grains count before it's too late.

A woman named Bronnie Ware who once worked as a nurse has put out a list of the five most common regrets she encountered with people who were dying.

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New Caffeine-Lined Pants Promises to Help People Lose Weight

Drink enough soda and you'll pack on the pounds. Wear enough soda and you'll shed them.

At least that's the claim made by a European clothing company called Lytess, which is marketing pants lined with caffeine to help people lose weight.

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Woman Constantly Falls Asleep While Laughing

Claire Scott's medical condition is a laughing matter.

The 24-year-old British woman suffers from a rare disorder called cataplexy, in which she falls asleep whenever she laughs. The rare condition has caused her to pass out as many as 50 times each day since she was a wee little lass.

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Man Blows Up Like a Balloon After Getting Pierced by Air Hose

When people tell Steven McCormack he's full of hot air, they're not kidding.

The 48-year-old truck driver from New Zealand blew up like a balloon last Saturday after a compressed air hose punctured his rear end, resulting in a massive amount of air hurdling its way into his body.

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Crossing Your Arms Reduces Pain
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Crossing Your Arms Reduces Pain

Simply crossing your arms reduces the feeling of pain...

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New Blood Test Could Predict How Long You Will Live
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New Blood Test Could Predict How Long You Will Live

A blood test that should be available in Europe by the end of the year could give you a pretty good indication of how fast you are aging and how much longer you will live.

The test measures telomeres, structures on the end of each of your chromosomes, which scientists think may hold the key to determining a person's "true age."

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The Couple That Worksout Together —

If it's true that couples mirror each other's health habits, then it makes sense for one of you to kick-start that workout regimen -- more after the jump.

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