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Research shows noisy environments influence taste perception

Airline passengers who eat meals vary in their ability to taste sweet, sour, bitter and salty flavors. In studying how airplane noise affects the palate, Cornell food scientists have found sweetness ...

Wed 13 May 15 from Medical Xpress

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Snacking on protein can improve appetite control and diet quality in teens

Although eating high-protein, afternoon snacks can aid appetite control in adults, little information exists to guide parents on what types of snacks might benefit their adolescent children. ...

Thu 21 May 15 from Medical Xpress

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Treating infants of mothers with opioid dependence—rising rates, rising costs

As more infants are born to mothers with dependence on prescription pain medications, the costs of treatment for babies with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) have increased dramatically, suggests ...

Tue 19 May 15 from Medical Xpress

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A firm grip may predict risk of death better than blood pressure

The strength of people's grip could predict how likely they are to die if they develop cardiovascular or other diseases.

Mon 18 May 15 from ScienceNews

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Can getting high make you short? A new study raises the question

Technically Incorrect: A study out of Pakistan suggests a significant height difference between boys who regularly smoke pot before puberty and those who've never smoked it.

Tue 19 May 15 from CNET

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A statistical study of first-year college rape

Beginning in the fall when they arrived on campus and continuing through the following summer, 18.6 percent of freshmen women surveyed at a university in upstate New York in 2010 endured at ...

Wed 20 May 15 from Medical Xpress

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Obese teens' brains unusually susceptible to food commercials, study finds

A Dartmouth study finds that TV food commercials disproportionately stimulate the brains of overweight teen-agers, including the regions that control pleasure, taste and—most surprisingly—the ...

Thu 21 May 15 from Medical Xpress

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Single motherhood before age of 50 linked to poorer health in later life

Single motherhood between the ages of 16 and 49 is linked to poorer health in later life in several different countries, suggests research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community ...

Thu 14 May 15 from Medical Xpress

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Drinking chamomile decreases risk of death in older Mexican American women

Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have found that drinking chamomile tea was associated with a decreased risk of death from all causes in Mexican-American ...

Wed 20 May 15 from Medical Xpress

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House committee approves bill on speeding medical innovation

Latest version of 21st Century Cures Act contains NIH funding tweaks, new money for FDA

Thu 21 May 15 from Science Now

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