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There may be such thing as getting too much exercise at work.

Researchers in the Netherlands tracked nearly 200,000 adults. They found men* with highly physical jobs had an 18 percent higher risk of early death than those who were less active. This held true regardless of their exercise habits outside of work.

Surprisingly, there was no such link among women.

Pollution's impact on children

Scientists have more evidence about the dangers of air pollution.

A new Johns Hopkins University study found kids exposed to high levels pollution while in the womb were 60 percent more likely to have high blood pressure during childhood.

The biggest culprit was fine particulate matter, produced by cars and the burning of oil and coal.

The need for HPV shots

Parents are more likely to vaccinate their teen for HPV when doctors are persistent in addressing their concerns.

Researchers audio recorded 43 pediatric visits in which parents were undecided about HPV vaccination. When doctors strongly endorsed it most parents decided to vaccinate in the same visit. But when they did not none of the teens received the HPV vaccine.

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