iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Google users were mighty curious about how many calories they were eating this year, but they were more curious about some foods than others.

Check out the top trending calorie count searches of 2014.

And because we’re super nice, we pulled together the answers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s calorie search tool.

1. How many calories in a banana? 105.

2. How many calories in pumpkin pie? There are 374 calories in one piece of pie.

3. How many calories in an apple? 72.

4. How many calories in an egg? That depends. If it’s boiled, it’s 77 calories. If it’s poached, it’s 71 calories. If it’s fried in butter, it’s 92 calories. If it’s raw, it’s only 63 calories.

5. How many calories in an avocado? A cup of avocado cubes is 240 calories.

6. How many calories in a cheeseburger? A homemade basic cheeseburger is 317 calories. A cheeseburger on a bun with 1/3 pounds of meat, mayo and a tomato is 845 calories.

7. How many calories in a Big Mac? A Big Mac, McDonald’s double cheeseburger with mayo on a double-decker bun, is 585 calories. According to the McDonald’s website, however, it’s 530 calories.

8. How many calories in a watermelon? A cup of diced watermelon is 46 calories.

9. How many calories in an orange? 62.

10. How many calories in a slice of pizza? A slice of regular cheese pizza is 231 calories. It’s 258 for thick crust. If you add meat and vegetables to a slice of regular crust pizza, it’s 272. Do the same to the thick crust and it’s 328.

“I think it is a positive sign in that people maybe are recognizing more how their overall individual intake plays into their body weight an energy balance,” said registered dietitian Jamie Pope, who teaches nutrition at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in Nashville, Tennessee. Though she said she was surprised to see fruits mixed in with burgers on the list.

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Saša Prudkov/iStock/Thinkstock(ANN ARBOR, Mich.) — A national survey of U.S. middle and high school students showed significant improvement in the levels of adolescent substance abuse.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s Monitoring the Future Survey, an annual poll of more than 40,000 students, both alcohol and cigarette use among middle and high school students are at their lowest points since the survey began in 1975.

The survey looks at students in 8th, 10th and 12th grades. In each of those three grades, alcohol use continued a long-term decline, the study found. Use of alcohol peaked in 1997 when 61 percent of students surveyed reported any alcohol use in the 12 months prior. This year’s figure was just 41 percent, down from 43 percent last year.

Significantly, the percentage of students who report “binge drinking” — drinking five or more drinks in a row at least once in the two weeks before the survey — fell to 12 percent.

Cigarette smoking reached historic lows as well, with the combined rate of students surveyed from all three grades who had smoked in the month prior to the survey dropping to 28 percent.

The study’s principal investigator Lloyd Johnston said that the importance of a decline in smoking among adolescents “cannot be overstated.”

The percentage of students who said that alcohol or cigarettes were more difficult to acquire increased from last year’s survey.

The survey also noted that student use of synthetic marijuana, bath salts, marijuana, ecstasy, salvia, hallucinogens, prescription drugs, narcotics and cough and cold medicines all declined from last year.

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scyther5/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — For the first time, more teens are smoking e-cigarettes than tobacco cigarettes, according to a new survey of 40,000 to 50,000 students in the 8th, 10th and 12th grades.

The annual University of Michigan “Monitoring the Future” report found that both alcohol and cigarette use in 2014 were at their lowest points since the study began in 1975. But they were most concerned about the rise of e-cigarettes, which are not regulated and whose formulas are undisclosed.

“As one of the newest smoking-type products in recent years, e-cigarettes have made rapid inroads into the lives of American adolescents,” Richard Miech, a senior investigator of the study, said in a statement. “Part of the reason for the popularity of e-cigarettes is the perception among teens that they do not harm health.”

The survey found that in the past 30 days, more than twice as many 8th- and 10th-graders reported using e-cigarettes versus tobacco cigarettes. Among 12th-graders, 17 percent reported e-cigarette use and 14 percent reported use of a tobacco cigarette. But 16 percent of 10th graders surveyed reported using an e-cigarette, while 7 percent reported using a tobacco cigarette.

“This could be a result of e-cigarettes being relatively new,” Lloyd Johnston, principal investigator of the project, said in a statement. “So today’s 12th-graders may not have had the opportunity to begin using them when they were younger. Future surveys should be able to tell us if that is the case.”

E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices with a heating element that typically produces a nicotine-infused aerosol, or vapor, that users inhale. The products come in hundreds of flavors including bubble gum and milk chocolate cream.

The researchers did not determine whether those who used e-cigarettes were likely to go on to use tobacco products. But use of tobacco among high schoolers continued a decades-long decline.

In 2014, the use of tobacco cigarettes declined to 8 percent from 10 percent in 2013. The figure in 1998 was 28 percent.

Some 15 percent of 8th-graders said there’s a great risk of harm with regular use of e-cigarettes, compared with 62 percent who said there’s a great risk from tobacco cigarettes.

British researchers say electronic cigarettes could save 6,000 lives per year for every million smokers, a claim that has reignited the debate over the health impact of vaping.

In September, in an editorial published British Journal of General Practice, a research team from University London College argued that the public health community was jumping the gun in their rush to regulate e-cigarettes the same as tobacco products.

“Given that smokers smoke primarily for the nicotine but die primarily from the tar, one might imagine that e-cigarettes would be welcomed as a means to prevent much of the death and suffering caused by cigarettes,” they wrote.

The science on e-cigs as a smoking cessation tool is mixed. Earlier this year, the University London College team found that smokers were about 60 percent more likely to quit if they used e-cigarettes. But other studies have found that smokers who switched to e-cigarettes were less likely or no more likely to quit than if they used a patch or gum.

A recent study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found e-cigarette use among school-age children has tripled in the last three years, with half of kids who report vaping stating that they intended to smoke conventional cigarettes within the next year.

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Polka Dot Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Researchers in England say that feeling younger may actual help you live longer.

According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine, researchers looked at data from about 6,000 participants aged 52 years old or older. In the hopes of gauging the relationship between age and perceived age — or the age the participants “felt” they were.

Participants were part of the study for eight years, and researchers say those who felt younger than their actual age had a mortality rate of 14.3 percent. Comparatively, those who felt their actual age had a mortality rate of 18.5 percent, while those who felt older had a mortality rate of 24.6 percent.

Even when correcting for baseline health and other potentially contributing factors, subjects who felt older than their actual age were at significantly higher risk of death than those who felt younger.

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.shock/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Thousands of Americans are sent to the emergency room each year after tanning bed accidents.

According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looked at records from 66 emergency departments around the country. The data, from 2003 to 2012, led doctors to find that doctors treat about 3,000 indoor tanning-related injuries per year.

The typical patient, researchers said, was younger non-Hispanic white women, aged 18 to 24. The majority of those patients suffered minor skin burns, while other injuries included cuts, eye injuries, muscle or bone problems or passing out.

Overall, however, tanning-related injuries decreased over the span of the study, researchers said.

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diego_cervo/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A new study says that use of e-cigarettes among high school students, which has increased every year since 2010, could lead to nicotine addiction.

Researchers at the University of Hawaii surveyed nearly 2,000 high school students and found that 29 percent said they use e-cigarettes. Researchers are concerned because 17 percent of those surveyed said they use only e-cigarettes, while 12 percent say they use e-cigarettes and tobacco cigarettes. Those students who only use e-cigarettes, the study, published in the journal Pediatrics, says, may view those devices as a safer alternative. However, the presence of nicotine in e-cigarettes may make them a gateway to nicotine addiction.

Those students willing to try e-cigarettes tended to have better support at home, better grades and better behavior, researchers said. While those who said they used both e-cigarettes and tobacco cigarettes were more likely to be at greater risk of smoking risk factors, such as rebelliousness, sensation seeking, and having tobacco-smoking friends.

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ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Monday is the deadline for people who want health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act starting on Jan. 1.

“But otherwise, you have until February 15th to enroll in the Affordable Care Act,” ABC News contributor Michelle Katz says.

Katz says there’s a time period during which you can “test out” your plan.

“There is, what a lot of people don’t realize, a 90-day grace period,” she explains. “If you’re not completely happy with your plan, I recommend people getting their plans — signing up for them — and then actually making some phone calls, so that providers — finding out how long their contracts are within the plan, what treatments are being offered within the plan. Even call up to find out what the appeals process is like. And if you’re not happy with it, maybe switch to another plan within that 90-day grace period.”

Katz recommends people not go for the least expensive option when choosing a plan.

“The least expensive may turn out to be the most expensive in the end — if your providers are not in it; if your treatments that you need are not covered; and maybe your pharmaceuticals that you need are not included in this list,” she says.

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Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A New York commuter rail line is taking steps to potentially screen its engineers for sleep apnea after the fatal crash in the Bronx a little more than a year ago.

Four people were killed and 61 people were injured on Dec. 1, 2013, when the Metro-North train rounded the curve in the Bronx at 82 mph, well above the 30-mph speed restriction.

A report by the National Transportation Safety Board determined that the operator had “an undiagnosed severe obstructive sleep apnea exacerbated by a recent circadian rhythm shift required by his work schedule.”

Metro-North Railroad will spend $200,000 on a seven-month contract with Persante Health Care Inc. of Mount Laurel, New Jersey, which specializes in sleep disorders.

“Today Metro-North is taking another big step in our pursuit of best safety practices,” said Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti. “This pilot will go a long way to ensuring safety of our customers as well as improving the overall health of our employees.”

All 410 Metro-North engineers and about 20 engineers in training will undergo an initial screening by the railroad’s Occupational Health Services Department using use at-home, overnight sleep apnea tests . Engineers recommended for additional screenings will be referred to the contractor.

The program could be expanded to the Long Island Rail Road and New York City Transit, depending on its results, according to transit officials.

The $200,000 contract will go before the full board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority for a vote on Wednesday.

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ABC/Image Group LA(LOS ANGELES) — Actress Jennifer Aniston is a Hollywood superstar and is considered America’s sweetheart — but she’s also not afraid to speak her mind about some of the hurtful rumors that have circulated about her.

In an interview with Allure magazine, the Friends star was asked to name the most difficult thing she’s ever battled in the press.

“Oh, God, so many painful things. The accusation that I’ve put my career before the want, the desire to be a mother. This continually is said about me: that I was so career-driven and focused on myself; that I don’t want to be a mother, and how selfish that is,” Aniston said.

She said the intense scrutiny feels like “an unfair pressure” on women, not just her.

“I have a lot of friends who decided not to have children, who can’t have children, or are trying but are having a difficult time. There’s all sorts of reasons why children aren’t in people’s lives, and no one has the right to assume. It’s quite rude, insulting, and ignorant,” she said. “I don’t like [the pressure] that people put on me, on women — that you’ve failed yourself as a female because you haven’t procreated. I don’t think it’s fair. You may not have a child come out of your vagina, but that doesn’t mean that you aren’t mothering — dogs, friends, friends’ children.”

Having to put up with the rumors and comments hasn’t gotten easier with time, Aniston, 45, said.

“Even saying it gets me a little tight in my throat,” she said.

The actress is hitting a high note in her already very successful career. Last week she received Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild award nominations for her acclaimed turn in the film, Cake.

Aniston says her fiancé, 43-year-old actor Justin Theroux, is right beside her every step of the way. In the interview, she spoke glowingly of Theroux.

“We’re equals,” she said. “He’s a nurturer. He is so fiercely loyal. Beyond protective. I mean, the way he takes care of our dogs, he takes care of me, he takes care of friends.”

Aniston did not share any news about her pending nuptials to Theroux. Speculation about when the pair would wed has been rampant since they announced their engagement in the summer of 2012.

The only thing Aniston would say about it to Allure was: “We do talk about it all the time.”

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Mars Desert Research Station(HANKSVILLE, Utah) — Martian explorers invaded the desert near the tiny town of Hanksville, Utah, early Monday morning and will remain there for the next two weeks to test technology that could be crucial on a long-distance mission.

The four-member crew is part of an ongoing mission at Utah’s Mars Desert Research Station to study what life will be like for earthlings who make extraterrestrial visits to the Red Planet. And for the first time, they will be testing 3-D printed medical devices.

Dr. Julielynn Y. Wong, a preventive medicine physician who is the director of the Center for Innovative Technologies and Public Health, is leading this — the 145th simulation at the station — to test out medical technologies in space.

“Astronauts are at high risk for hand injuries,” explained Wong, who also founded the group 3D4MDs. “We want to see what happens if they hurt themselves on a space walk and need to get back to the habitat with a limited air supply.”

Wong has brought along a 3-D printer, which quickly prints out customized finger splints, among other vital medical supplies. She said treating hand injuries will be important for astronauts who make the real trip to Mars because space on the craft will be limited and the ability to print on demand will be essential for survival.

Astronauts who make the actual trip to Mars will face many other unique physical challenges, Wong said. They will spend up to a year in zero gravity during the 225 million-plus-mile trip, which will weaken their bones, shrink their muscles and strain their hearts. Their inner ears will suffer some damage too, so they will have trouble standing and balancing.

Once they land on Mars, they will have to learn to function in an environment that has about 30 percent of the gravity of Earth. Wong said she and her team are testing out protocols that will help the Martian astronauts build their strength and conditioning back up as quickly as possible.

Beyond the simulation’s specific goals, Wong said the crew lives in a similar way to the actual conditions astronauts face.

Since living in a crowded, tight space and carrying a heavy workload will be part of the experience, Wong said they are holding daily yoga and meditation breaks while monitoring the effect of the sessions on the brain to see if they will help manage stress.

The crew will also subsist on an astronaut’s limited diet that includes staples such as rice, nuts, dried fruit, cereal and candy. They’re growing some fresh vegetables, but Wong said real space and Martian conditions will limit what and how much can actually be grown.

The mock Martian visitors will also have to keep up with daily chores such as inventory, cleaning and taking out the trash.

“Even in space you won’t be able to escape the same old mundane chores,” she said.

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