Here's a finding so, well, weird that you may have forgotten about it: Obesity can spread from one person to another like a fad or the flu.
If one spouse is obese, the other is 37 percent more likely to blow up within two to four years. Brothers affect brothers, friends affect friends - even when living on different continents.
The research - led by Harvard Medical School, published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine and involving more than 12,000 people tracked over 32 years - was lauded as brilliant, stunning and groundbreaking.
Diet soda is just as bad for you as regular. Drinking as little as one can a day of either type is associated with a 44 percent higher risk of developing metabolic syndrome (a predictor of both diabetes and heart disease), and a 31 percent higher risk of obesity. Researchers aren't sure why.
Working the graveyard shift is a probable cause of cancer. Scientists suspect the reason is that melatonin, a tumor-suppressing hormone, is normally produced at night but the trigger goes awry when overnight work disrupts the body's biological clock.