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Anorexia patients found to have enhanced senses of smell

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 20:25:16 +0000

Young women suffering from anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder that causes them to lose more weight than is deemed healthy for someone of their height and age, could develop an enhanced sense of smell, according to research published earlier this year in the journal PLOS One. People with anorexia have a distorted image of their […]

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Doctors discover 27 contacts stuck in woman’s eye

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 14:57:30 +0000

Doctors who were preparing a 67-year-old woman for routine cataract surgery recently were in for quite a surprise when they discovered the actual cause of her vision problems – a congealed mass of disposable contact lenses that she had reportedly been wearing for decades. According to NPR and BBC News, surgeons at Solihull Hospital in […]

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Older fathers are more likely to have ‘geekier’ sons

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:56:17 +0000

Men who wait until they are older to have children are more likely to have sons who are “geeks,” meaning that they tend to be more intelligent, more focused, and more socially distant, according to new research published online Tuesday in the journal Translational Psychiatry. The study was led by Magdalena Janecka from King’s College […]

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19-year-olds are as sedentary as their grandparents, study finds

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 14:17:57 +0000

The average teenager is no more physically active than sexagenarians, and the only time of life that activity levels will increase for most people is between the ages of 20 and 35, according to new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Published online earlier this month in the journal Preventive Medicine, […]

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New drug can give you a tan without getting any sun

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:37:33 +0000

Building upon work they completed more than a decade ago, a team of researchers has come up with a new drug that can mimic the effects of tanning in humans without the need for exposure to harmful ultraviolet radiation – a breakthrough detailed Tuesday in the journal Cell Reports. While the research is still in […]

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One-third of the planet is now overweight, study finds

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 14:18:14 +0000

More than one-third of the global population is now considered overweight, and approximately 10% of men and women worldwide are clinically obese, according to a new report compiled by researchers at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. The study, published Monday in The New England Journal of Medicine, also found that […]

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Report: heroin epidemic costs the US $50 billion per year

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 16:53:25 +0000

Heroin use in the US has reached its highest levels in more than two decades, and the annual cost of treating the drug epidemic have risen accordingly, soaring well past the $50 billion mark as of 2015, according to new research published in a recent edition of the journal PLOS One. As part of the […]

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Maternity leave catch-22: People see women as bad workers or bad moms

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 17:00:34 +0000

Women who take time off to care for their newborn children are believed to be less committed and less competent at work, while those who continued performing their job-related duties after the birth of their kids are considered to be less caring parents, according to a new study. “This is a no-win situation for women,” […]

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Eggs help your children grow big and strong, study finds

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 16:35:59 +0000

All kinds of weird and not-always-wonderful things have been tried to help people grow taller, but the fact is that after the first two years of life stunting is mostly irreversible. Regularly eating eggs during those critical years has been shown to children grow bigger than they would otherwise. Poor nutrition and childhood health problems […]

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Your baby should sleep in their own room, study finds

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 16:27:30 +0000

Despite American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations to the contrary, new research published online Monday in the journal Pediatrics indicates that babies will likely get more sleep and remain asleep for longer periods of time if they have their own room at an early age. AAP guidelines suggest allowing infants to sleep in their parents’ […]

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