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Brain activity provides evidence for internal 'calorie counter'

As you glance over a menu or peruse the shelves in a supermarket, you may be thinking about how each food will taste and whether it's nutritious, or you may be trying to decide what you're in ...

Mon 20 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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Peanut in house dust linked to peanut allergy in children with skin gene mutation

A new study led by researchers at King's College London in collaboration with the University of Manchester and the University of Dundee has found a strong link between exposure to peanut protein ...

Tue 21 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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Green coffee beans for weight loss? Um, never mind

Remember when green coffee bean extract was the next big thing in weight loss, a remedy with positive clinical findings touted as a breakthrough by Dr. Mehmet Oz and aggressively hawked online?

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Association between air toxics and childhood autism

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were more likely to have been exposed to higher levels of certain air toxics during their mothers' pregnancies and the first two years of life compared ...

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Binge drinking in young men linked with increased risk of hypertension

Binge drinking in early adulthood is associated with an increased likelihood of high blood pressure in males, while low to moderate alcohol use in early adulthood is associated with a decreased ...

Tue 21 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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Mediterranean diet, olive oil and nuts can help reverse metabolic syndrome

For people with metabolic syndrome, a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil or nuts may help reverse the condition, indicate findings from a clinical trial published in ...

Tue 14 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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Family farms crucial in fight to eradicate hunger: UN

Nine out of ten of the world's 570 million farms are managed by families and it is they who hold the key to eradicating global hunger, the United Nations said in a report Thursday.

Thu 16 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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How people view their own weight influences bariatric surgery success

Negative feelings about one's own weight, known as internalized weight bias, influence the success people have after undergoing weight loss surgery, according to research appearing in the journal ...

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Exposure to traffic pollution during pregnancy can damage future child's lungs

Women who are exposed to traffic pollution while pregnant are increasing the chances of damaging the lungs of their unborn children, concludes a study published online in the journal Thorax.

Mon 20 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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Non-smokers exposed to three times above safe levels of particles when living with smokers

Non-smokers who live in a house with smokers are exposed to three times the officially recommend safe levels of damaging air particles, according to a study published online in the journal Tobacco ...

Mon 20 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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