Getting kids to eat veggies through subterfuge — say, by sneaking spinach into smoothies -- sets the bar too low, researchers say. Your child must actually learn to like veggies, weird textures and all. Alex Reynolds/NPR hide caption

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Eating too much bacon, or too few whole grains, nuts and seeds, can influence your risk of death from heart disease. Nearly half of all deaths from heart disease and Type 2 diabetes are linked to diet. Paul Taylor/Getty Images, John Lawson/Belhaven/Getty Images hide caption

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An increasing number of overweight Americans have lost the motivation to diet. enisaksoy/Getty Images hide caption

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Is Dieting Passe? Study Finds Fewer Overweight People Try To Lose Weight

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New research finds eating soy milk, edamame and tofu does not have harmful effects for women with breast cancer, as some have worried. In fact, for some breast cancer survivors, soy consumption was found to be tied to longer life. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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For Breast Cancer Survivors, Eating Soy Tied To A Longevity Boost

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As more research suggests some degree of dietary cholesterol is harmless, if not healthy, the egg's reputation is slowly returning. Yet some experts worry the science is being misinterpreted and spun. Kelly Jo Smart/NPR hide caption

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Models Are Still Pressured To Be Ultra-Thin, Survey Says

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Kevin Jones: Can Embracing Uncertainty Lead To Better Medicine?

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A typical meal in the Democratic Republic of Congo consists of greens, fufu - a starchy ball made from cassava flour - and meat, such as freshwater fish. Amy Maxmen for NPR hide caption

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Anemic patients did not know about their condition during a testosterone trial. Renphoto/Getty Images hide caption

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Researchers Failed To Tell Testosterone Trial Patients They Were Anemic

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Monica Bill Barnes (left) and Anna Bass are offering literally breathtaking tours of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Paula Lobo/The Metropolitan Museum of Art hide caption

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Raise Your (He)art Rate With A Workout At The Met

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Interval training includes bursts of high-intensity efforts sandwiched by periods of less activity. Jonathan Cohen/Flickr hide caption

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Does 1-Minute Interval Training Work? We Ask The Guy Who Tested It

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Escaping artificial light even for a winter weekend can reset sleep patterns for the better, researchers say. One good place to do it: Heliotrope Ridge near Mount Baker in Washington state. Christopher Kimmel/Aurora Open/Getty Images hide caption

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Concerns about mercury contamination have led many pregnant women to under-consume seafood. So the FDA issued a new chart explaining what to eat and what to avoid. But critics say it muddles matters. stock_colors/Getty Images hide caption

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Dr. Nicole Garneau talks about taste on the TED Stage. Courtesy of Dr. Nicole Garneau hide caption

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Are There More Than Five Basic Tastes?

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Siphiwe Baleka (left) says he gained 15 pounds when he first started driving a truck; food was comfort and exercise was tough to come by. Trucking, he says, is "the most unhealthy occupation in America." Alex Smith hide caption

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Athlete-Turned-Trucker Works To Improve Truckers' Health

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Musi, an African elephant, is one of Fresno Chaffee Zoo's five elephants enrolled in the Elephant Welfare Initiative. Courtesy of the Fresno Chaffee Zoo hide caption

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Fitness Trackers Aim To Improve The Health And Happiness Of Zoo Elephants

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Nonperishable food is restocked in Maggie Ballard's "blessing box" in Wichita, Kan., several times a day. Deborah Shaar/KMUW hide caption

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A New Type Of Food Pantry Is Sprouting In Yards Across America

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