Having less body fat and regular exercise have been shown to reduce diabetes risk. Now a new study by UCLA scientists suggests a link between higher muscle mass and lowering the odds of developing diabetes, USA Today reports. Read more
Heat-related illnesses are the No. 1 weather-related killer, accounting for about 700 deaths a year. A USA Today article points out that people should go easy with their workouts during the dog days of summer. Read more
A Harvard University study says traffic congestion in the largest U.S. urban areas in 2010 led to more than 2,200 premature deaths and a public health cost of at least $18 billion, USA Today reports. Read more
The CDC says that people over age 50 should reheat hot dogs, cold cuts and other deli meats to 165 degrees to avoid a bacteria called listeria, a USA Today article reports. Read more
The Food and Drug Administration plans to regulate smokeless electronic cigarettes as tobacco products, USA Today reports. Read more

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