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Stay up to date on the latest health research, fitness trends, and other breaking news relevant to your busy, active life. Check back daily for new and interesting findings reported by the SHAPE editors.

Americans may have let out a collective sigh of relief since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced obesity rates had plateaued in 2012, but over the past 12 year...

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Your dreaded pap smear may soon become a thing of the past: A simple urine test can routinely detect human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus that causes cervical cancer, according to a new...

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If you swear by ending a long, stressful day with a little "om," the healing powers of yoga are probably nothing new to you. In fact, the calming, strengthening, and powerful effects of...

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People have a lot of opinions about their armpits. Some wear deodorant (which masks the smell of sweat), some wear antiperspirant (which minimizes the production of sweat), and some wear...

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Time for another news roundup, and this week's is a good one. We've got the latest from the founder of OKCupid, a celebration of big (and little! and everything in between!) butts, and...

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Last night's season three premiere of The Mindy Project certainly lived up to our (extremely high) expectations for Mindy and Danny as a couple. [Warning: Spoilers ahead! You...

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In honor of Ovarian Cancer Awareness month in September, several brands and organizations are working to raise awareness and funds to find a cure for the disease, a deadly form of cancer...

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One in four women experience domestic violence during their lifetime, according to the Allstate Foundation—that's more than...

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As any new mom can attest, pumping breast milk can really suck—and not in the right way. Science to the rescue! MIT recently announced it will be holding a "...

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Nearly half of American adults have either pre-diabetes or diabetes, according to a new report from the American Diabetic Association (ADA)—almost one in every two people over the age of...

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