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Biking to work is better for the environment, and your body, but not everyone can do it.

Finding ways to make every day Earth Day

I wash 1-quart plastic bags to reuse them. And every time, I wonder if I'm doing the right thing. Am I saving plastic? Wasting water? Just being cheap?

Such questions can take up a lot of brain space these days and...

Just as consumers make their preferences for cereal flavors or pizzas known with dollars, they can choose to patronize companies that they believe do good in the world. And...

Here are some ideas for a more sustainable workout — for you and, perhaps, the planet.

 Dip kicks strengthen triceps, send core muscles into action

Dip kicks strengthen triceps, send core muscles into action

You can sculpt your triceps and strengthen your core with one simple exercise: dip kicks, says fitness expert Lacey Stone, who uses it on her...

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Rail workers' health issues are a growing safety concern

Rail workers' health issues are a growing safety concern

Visibility was 10 miles and the morning sun had pushed the temperature close to 90 as Danny Joe Hall guided his mile-long Union Pacific...

Free samples of prescription drugs are costly to patients, study says

Free samples of prescription drugs are costly to patients, study says

Free samples of prescription drugs may seem like a great deal for patients. But even when doctors think they’re doing patients a favor...

For vegetative patients, a brain scan may detect hope of recovery

For vegetative patients, a brain scan may detect hope of recovery

In the netherworld that lies between death and full consciousness, some grievously injured or ill patients will remain suspended...

E-cigarette firms targeting young people, lawmakers say

E-cigarette firms targeting young people, lawmakers say

WASHINGTON — E-cigarette companies are preying on young consumers by using candy flavors, social media ads and free samples at rock...

Deadly H5N1 bird flu needs just 5 mutations to spread easily in people

Deadly H5N1 bird flu needs just 5 mutations to spread easily in people

It’s a flu virus so deadly that scientists once halted research on the disease because governments feared it might be used by...

Haruko Obokata says she created STAP stem cells "more than 200 times"

Haruko Obokata says she created STAP stem cells "more than 200 times"

The Japanese stem cell scientist who was accused of misconduct by her own research institution apologized Wednesday for making careless...

Procrastinating on those taxes? Blame your genes

Procrastinating on those taxes? Blame your genes

New research suggests the Internal Revenue Service should expand the list of acceptable explanations for procrastinators' yearly extension...

Glucosamine promotes longevity in worms and mice, study says

Glucosamine promotes longevity in worms and mice, study says

Researchers in Europe say glucosamine helped to extend the life span of worms and aging mice by mimicking a low-carbohydrate diet.

For many teens, formal sex education comes too late, CDC report says

For many teens, formal sex education comes too late, CDC report says

Health experts have some simple advice for reducing the teen birthrate in the U.S. — make sure teens learn about abstinence and...

Black boys facing chronic adversity show signs of early genetic aging

Black boys facing chronic adversity show signs of early genetic aging

By the time they have reached the fourth grade, African American boys who have run a childhood gantlet of poverty, shifting family...

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