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New review of scientific studies confirms food cravings can be reduced

Food craving, the intense desire to eat certain foods, can sabotage efforts to maintain healthy eating habits and body...

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Alcohol intake may be key to long-term weight loss for people with Diabetes

Research shows that losing weight can help prevent or delay the onset of diabetes. While best practice for weight loss...

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How the brain decides what to learn

In order to learn about the world, an animal needs to do more than just pay attention to its surroundings. It also...

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The difference a year makes

Could a child’s birthday put him or her at risk for an ADHD misdiagnosis? The answer appears to be yes, at least...

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Plot twist: Mitochondrial DNA can come from both parents

The vast majority of our DNA—the chromosomes in the nucleus of each cell—is just what you’d expect: a mix of...

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What if the Placebo Effect Isn’t a Trick?

The Chain of Office of the Dutch city of Leiden is a broad and colorful ceremonial necklace that, draped around the...

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Health risks increase for babies born to fathers aged 45 or over

Babies whose fathers are 45 years old or over are more likely to be less healthy at birth, according to a study of more...

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Parkinson’s disease may start in the appendix and travel to the brain

Parkinson’s disease may start in the appendix, not the brain. People are less likely to get the condition if they had...

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It Might Stress You Out to Know What Stress Is Doing to Your Brain

If you’re already feeling stressed out, sorry, but there’s one more thing you might need to worry about: A...

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Breathing through the nose aids memory storage

The way we breathe may affect how well our memories are consolidated (i.e. reinforced and stabilized). If we breathe...

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