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Few heed restaurant calorie postings, but numbers are growing

Two years after the calorie content of menu items first started appearing on the menus of Seattle chain restaurants, just 1 in 4 customers who frequented those establishments said they used ...

Thu 22 Jan 15 from Medical Xpress

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Daily drinking increases risk of alcoholic cirrhosis

Approximately 170,000 people die from alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver in Europe every year. Although alcohol is the most important risk factor, less is known about the significance of different ...

Sun 25 Jan 15 from Medical Xpress

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Flexible work schedules improve health, sleep

Giving employees more control over their work schedules may help curb sleep deficiency, according to health researchers.

Sun 25 Jan 15 from Medical Xpress

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Implant treats obesity by blocking hunger signals

EnteroMedics' Maestro System has become the first obesity device to be approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration in ten years. The device, which the company compares to a pacemaker, ...

Thu 22 Jan 15 from Gizmag

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Pizza takes a slice out of kids' health, study finds

(HealthDay)—On the days your kids eat pizza, they likely take in more calories, fat and sodium than on other days, a new study found.

Mon 19 Jan 15 from Medical Xpress

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Research shows loss of pollinators increases risk of malnutrition and disease

A new study shows that more than half the people in some developing countries could become newly at risk for malnutrition if crop-pollinating animals—like bees—continue to decline.

24 hours ago from Phys.org

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Drinking moderate amounts of alcohol is linked to reduced risk of heart failure

Evidence already exists for the beneficial effects of drinking moderate amounts of alcohol on the risk of developing a number of heart conditions; however, the role it plays in the risk of developing ...

Mon 19 Jan 15 from Medical Xpress

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Fatty acids in fish may shield brain from mercury damage

New findings from research in the Seychelles provide further evidence that the benefits of fish consumption on prenatal development may offset the risks associated with mercury exposure. In ...

Wed 21 Jan 15 from Medical Xpress

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Hospitals helping violence victims could save millions

At more than 25 hospitals across the U.S., health care professionals have embraced a public health approach to their work—taking action to prevent violent injuries, not just treat them. In programs ...

17 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Stress during pregnancy related to infant gut microbiota

Women who experience stress during pregnancy are likely to have babies with a poor mix of intestinal microbiota and with a higher incidence of intestinal problems and allergic reactions. This ...

23 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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