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Healthy Headlines: Animal Acupuncture, a Tongue-Reading App, and Downsizing Drinks

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Welcome back to Healthy Headlines, where we round up the week's most helpful, offbeat, and interesting news in wellness.

Pricks for Pets: More and more people are bringing their cats, dogs, and yes, bunnies to veterinary acupuncturists. (The Seattle Times)

There's an App for That: University of Missouri researchers are developing an iPhone app based on tongue-reading tenets of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Someday, you might be able to snap a photo of your tongue and learn what ails you. For now, check out our guide to what your tongue's trying to tell you. (Medical News Today)

Turn the Beat Around: Rhythm isn't just about grooving to Robyn. Dr. Frank Lipman fills us in on why it's actually critical to health. (drfranklipman.com)

Small Sips for the Big Apple: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to ban the sale of sweetened beverages larger than 16 ounces (that's a Starbucks grande) at restaurants, movie theaters, street carts, and sports venues. (Colossal cups of healthier drinks, like water and juice, will still be available.) (New York Magazine)

Mental Note: Exercising benefits your brain, period—right? Turns out the link between quick feet and a quick mind is more complicated, with the duration and frequency of your workouts playing a role. (The New York Times)

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