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Study: 'Biggest Loser' contestants have slower metabolisms

A new study has found that many competitors on NBC's "The Biggest Loser" leave the show with a slower metabolism, making it more difficult to keep off the pounds.

Tue 3 May 16 from Medical Xpress

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Analysis of more than 1.5 million people finds meat consumption raises mortality rates

A review of large-scale studies involving more than 1.5 million people found all-cause mortality is higher for those who eat meat, particularly red or processed meat, on a daily basis. Conducted ...

11 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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High blood pressure lowers significantly after drinking tart Montmorency cherry juice

Drinking tart Montmorency cherry juice significantly reduces high blood pressure at a level comparable to that achieved by medication, according to new research from Northumbria University, ...

12 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Kids' eating habits highlight need for healthier lunchboxes

New research from the University of Adelaide shows children aged 9-10 years old are receiving almost half of their daily energy requirements from "discretionary" or junk foods.

Tue 3 May 16 from Medical Xpress

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Human heart cells respond less to e-cig vapour than tobacco smoke

New research has showed substantial differences in the way human heart cells respond to e-cigarette smoke and conventional cigarette smoke.

Wed 4 May 16 from Medical Xpress

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Migrants pay more for their home region's cuisine, even when on the edge of malnutrition

When migrants move, they often try to keep eating their native cuisine. But a new study from an MIT professor reveals an economic tension underneath this practice: Migrants who hang on to their ...

Wed 4 May 16 from Phys.org

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No time to get fit? Think again—Just one minute of intense exercise produces health benef

Researchers at McMaster University have found that a single minute of very intense exercise produces health benefits similar to longer, traditional endurance training.

Wed 27 Apr 16 from Medical Xpress

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Fatty foods, drowsy days

(HealthDay)—Men who eat a lot of fatty foods may find themselves needing an afternoon nap, a new study suggests.

Wed 4 May 16 from Medical Xpress

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Study offers new insights on postpartum depression among women of color

Health care providers and human service agencies often manage postpartum depression with formal mental health treatments and antidepressant therapies, but for new, low-income mothers of color ...

Wed 4 May 16 from Medical Xpress

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Holistic approach to mealtimes could help dementia sufferers

Eating together, providing social support and interaction during meals could help people with dementia avoid dehydration and malnutrition - according to new NIHR-funded research from the University ...

Wed 4 May 16 from Medical Xpress

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