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Research indicates food craving is 'hard-wired' in the brain

An international group of researchers have found that food craving activates different brain networks between obese and normal weight patients. This indicates that the tendency to want food ...

Mon 31 Aug 15 from Medical Xpress

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Suicide-by-firearm rates shift in two states after changes in state gun laws

A new study examining changes in gun policy in two states finds that handgun purchaser licensing requirements influence suicide rates. Researchers estimate that Connecticut's 1995 law requiring ...

Tue 1 Sep 15 from Medical Xpress

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Withings Announces Connected Alarm Clock For $190

If you're looking for more connected devices to furnish your home with, you might be interested to learn that Withings has recently announced the Connected Alarm Clock. While its look might ...

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Fatter than your siblings? It could be because you're older

Firstborn women are more likely to be overweight then their secondborn sisters. A result of their parents doting on them, or their mother's inexperienced womb?

Wed 26 Aug 15 from Newscientist

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Prolonged television watchers have higher risk of fatal pulmonary embolism

Prolonged television watchers have a higher risk of fatal pulmonary embolism, a condition associated with long haul flights, reveals research presented at ESC Congress today by Mr Toru Shirakawa, ...

Sat 29 Aug 15 from Medical Xpress

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Young women with diabetes have six-fold risk of heart attack

Women aged 45 years and under with diabetes have a six-fold risk of heart attack, according to research presented at ESC Congress today. The study in more than 7 000 women also found that young ...

Mon 31 Aug 15 from Medical Xpress

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Study shows that teens lose sleep after change to daylight saving time

A new study shows that high school students lose sleep on school nights following the change to daylight saving time that occurs in March. The loss of sleep during the school week was associated ...

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Some sobering stats on kids and drinking

(HealthDay)—Alcohol poses a far greater threat to children than many parents care to admit, a new report warns.

Mon 31 Aug 15 from Medical Xpress

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Young adults believe hookah, e-cigs are safer than cigarettes, study shows

Many college students are making their way back to campus this month, and back to the habits - good or bad - that dorm-life promotes. A new study finds that young adults under 25, including ...

Mon 24 Aug 15 from Medical Xpress

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Shift focus from calorie counting to nutritional value for heart health, say experts

It's time to stop counting the calories, and instead start promoting the nutritional value of foods if we are to rapidly cut illness and death from cardiovascular disease and curb the rising ...

Wed 26 Aug 15 from Medical Xpress

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