Turns out that those restaurant menu labels that include calorie counts really do curb appetites. Researchers found that diners consume far less when the calorie content of entrees is listed. The study also showed a benefit if menus add additional information saying that the average adult should get about 2,000 calories a day:

Restaurant menus that include calorie information do seem to encourage diners to exercise some restraint, a new study suggests.

What's more, researchers found, menus that give added information — namely, the number of calories the average adult should get in a day — could prove even more effective at curbing appetites.

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It really is never too late to quit smoking. A new study finds that heart attack survivors who kick the habit live longer than those who keep puffing. That's good reason to stick to that New Year's resolution:

Confirming that it really is never too late to quit smoking, a new study finds that heart attack survivors who kick the habit live longer than those who keep puffing away.

The study, which followed more than 1,500 heart attack survivors for 13 years, also found a survival advantage for smokers who did not quit but managed to cut down on cigarettes.

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Good news for married men: Research shows that having a spouse protects guys against such shocks as health issues and financial difficulties. The additional income and support of their significant other acts as a security blanket and helps them through tough times. So men – go tell your wives "Thank you!"

Married men have an easier time dealing with health issues and financial difficulties than single men because marriage protects them against such shocks, suggests new research conducted by the University of British Columbia.

Researchers studied the effect of disabilities and illnesses on households using data from the Canadian Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics between 1999 and 2002. The study revealed that men who are at high risk of health problems or economic instability tend to value marriage because a spouse's additional income and support act as a security blanket that protects them from shocks.

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