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Health trends over the last 45 years: We’re getting fatter — but healthier

Norway's most comprehensive population survey shows some surprising contradictions. The average Norwegian has gotten heavier over the last 45 years, while at the same time their overall physical health has improved.

Childless couples risk shorter lives

Children may be exhausting, but not having children can raise the risk of early death.

A physician's words can help or hurt

Doctors can help people change their unhealthy lifestyles, but poor communication skills may cause patients to feel shame and guilt.