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couples-041514.jpg Low blood sugar levels may lead to anger against spouses, according to research conducted at Ohio State University. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, surveyed data collected on 107 married couples over a period of 21 days. The participants were asked to fill out questionnaires designed to gauge their level of spouse irritation.

freshfruitsvegetables-030514.jpg Teen girls who eat more fruits and vegetables may be at a decreased risk for benign breast disease (BBD), which, while not harmful in itself, does increase the risk of breast cancer later in life. The study, conducted at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and published in the journal Pediatrics, surveyed 6,600 girls, 122 of whom were diagnosed with BBD.

salt-021213.jpg The U.K. sponsored a nationwide salt reduction campaign that turned out beneficial to those who partook, according to research conducted by the Action on Salt working group. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, surveyed data on over 31,500 people participating in the Health Survey for England between 2003 to 2011.

Foodpoisoning-041114.jpg Americans who eat out at restaurants are twice as likely to get food poisoning compared to those who eat at home according to a new study. The study, conducted by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), analyzed 10,408 food poisoning outbreaks based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The data included cases from 2002 through 2011.

Aerobics-041014.jpg Regular doses of aerobic exercise including walking could help ward off dementia for some older women, according to a new study from researchers at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. For the study the researchers examined 86 women between the ages of 70 and 80 for six months. The women were split into three groups.

Honey-041014.jpg Honey mixed with added sugar is not real honey, according to a report from the FDA. Food companies using sugar, corn syrup or other sweeteners to sweeten their honey will now have to label their products as a "blend." The report was made "to advise the regulated food industry on the proper labeling of honey and honey products to help ensure that honey and honey products are not . . ."

coffee-022113.jpg Those who drink coffee regularly may be at a decreased risk for colon and liver cancer, according to a new study from researchers at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center in Los Angeles. For the study the researchers followed a pool of 180,000 adults of different ages and ethnic backgrounds over 18 years.

Those who eat beans may be at a lesser risk of heart disease than those who do not, according to research conducted at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto. The study, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, noted that beans, peas or lentils can significantly reduce "bad cholesterol" and therefore the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Tyson Foods Inc. has recalled 75,000 pounds of chicken nuggets after complaints that pieces of plastic injured some customers. The recall, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, includes five-pound bags of frozen chicken nuggets. "A small number of consumers who contacted the company indicated they had found small pieces of plastic in the nuggets," the company said in a statement.

junkfood-121812.jpg Those who consume a diet high in junk food may be more likely to feel lazy, according to a new study from researchers at the University of California-Los Angeles. For the study the researchers examined a group of 32 female rats over the course of six months. The first group was fed a standard rat diet including non-processed foods like corn and fish meal.

sunlight-040514.jpg Exposure to bright light early in the morning may help enable weight loss, according to a new study from researchers at Northwestern University. For the study the researchers gave 54 volunteers wrist monitors that measured their exposure to light. They found that those who were exposed to light measuring at least 500 lux within two hours of waking were more likely to have a lower BMI.

img1-040314.jpg The characters on some children's cereal boxes may be using eye contact to instill trust in potential buyers, according to a new study from researchers at Cornell University. For the study the researchers examined the faces on cartoon and real-life characters presented on 86 different cereal boxes. Students were asked to judge their desire to purchase a range of different cereals.

Chocolate-040314.jpg Chocolate may possibly be a preventative measure against obesity and type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. Researchers of the new study, published in the Journal of Agricultural Food and Chemistry, assigned mice to one of six different diets for 12 weeks. These consisted of high- and low-fat diets, and high-fat diets supplemented with either monomeric, oligomeric or polymeric procyandins.

coffee-022113.jpg A new study shows that drinking two or more cups of coffee a day can reduce the risk of death by liver cirrhosis. The team of researchers examined data on diet, lifestyle, and medical history of subjects in the prospective population-based study called the Singapore Chinese Health Study, which tracked 63,000 subjects for 15 years.

fruitveggies-040314.jpg The more fresh produce and fruit you daily, the lower your risk of death at any age is, according to a new study. Researchers of the study, published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, analyzed the eating habits of over 65,000 people in England between 2001 and 2013. Those who ate seven or more portions of fresh fruits and vegetables a day had a 42 percent lower risk of death.