Want to Cut Your Cancer Risk? Lose That Weight (Op-Ed)
An overweight person's midsection
February 26th, 2015
Obesity and heart disease are well known, but now doctors can link excess weight to many cancers.
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Deadly Gut Bacteria Cause Half a Million Infections Yearly
artist rendering of bacteria
February 25th, 2015
Nearly half a million cases of the difficult-to-treat and sometimes deadly infection called "C. diff" now occur yearly in the United States.
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Woman's Rare Case of 'Seasonal OCD' Cured
A woman looks out a window during a dreary winter day.
February 25th, 2015
The woman's obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms appeared every year when winter began, and then ended as the seasons shifted toward summer. After living with the condition for a decade, the woman was treated at a clinic and recovered.
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'Big Brain' Gene Found in Humans, Not Chimps
mouse brain with neurons in red
February 26th, 2015
A single gene that is found only in Homo species may partly explain why the human neocortex, the seat of higher cognitive functions, is so large.
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'Love' Hormone Sobers Up Drunken Rats
wild rat
February 25th, 2015
A little injection of the so-called 'love' hormone, oxytocin, can sober up drunken rats, reversing their clumsy alcohol-induced behaviors, scientists report.
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3 Men Get Bionic Hands After Nerve Injuries
man with bionic arm
February 24th, 2015
Three men who suffered car or climbing accidents that caused a permanent loss of hand function became the first people with this type of injury to receive bionic hands controlled by transplanted nerve tissue, a new study reports.
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These 5 Supplements Do Nothing for Alzheimer's, Despite Claims (Op-Ed)
dietary supplements
February 24th, 2015
From gingko to coconut oil to taurine, people spend too much money on supplements that just don't work.
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Drop Sugar for Lent? Here's How Your Brain's (Not) Coping
Candy-covered lips, sugar addiction, sugar withdrawal symptoms
February 25th, 2015
If you are abstaining from sweets for Lent this year, here’s what you can expect over the next 40 days.
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Food Additives Linked to Weight Gain, Inflammation
woman checking food label
February 25th, 2015
Food Additives Linked to Weight Gain, Inflammation
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Weed Is Legal in Alaska Now
Leaves of the marijuana plant
February 24th, 2015
Alaska joins Colorado and Washington as the third U.S. state to legalize the recreational use marijuana.
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