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Study shows differences in brain activity between men, women who are obese

A new study of obese people suggests that changes in their brains’ reward regions make them more prone to overeating, and that women and men exhibit different brain activity related to overeating. Researchers from UCLA found that women who are ...

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This Viral Photo Shows What Living With Depression Is Really Like

Over the weekend, Facebook user Katelyn Marie Todd posted a photo on the social media platform of herself brushing her hair. Sounds simple, but as someone who struggles with depression, Todd had a message to share — and her caption ...

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Woman Who Lost 185 Lbs. Shows Off Excess Skin: 'I Wanted People to Realize What Obesity Does'

This article originally appeared on People.com.  When her 185-lb. weight loss left her with large amounts of excess skin, Jessica Weber didn’t let it bring her down. Instead, she’s sharing body-baring photos on Instagram to help others stay just as ...

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New research shows illegal levels of arsenic found in baby foods

In January 2016, the EU imposed a maximum limit of inorganic arsenic on manufacturers in a bid to mitigate associated health risks. Researchers at the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen’s have found that little has changed since this ...

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Artificial pancreas benefits young children, trial shows

A pilot study among young children with Type 1 diabetes found that a University of Virginia-developed artificial pancreas helped study participants better control their condition. The goal of the artificial pancreas is to automatically monitor and regulate blood-sugar levels, eliminating ...

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A potential cure for metastatic prostate cancer? Treatment combination shows early promise

[unable to retrieve full-text content] In the past, all forms of metastatic prostate cancer have been considered incurable. In recent years, the FDA has approved six drugs for men with metastatic disease, all of which can increase survival. Researchers demonstrate ...

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Paternal nutrition affects offsprings' mental fitness, laboratory study shows

The father’s lifestyle affects the cognitive skills of his offspring — at least in mice. Scientists at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) have now shown that if male rodents are fed a diet rich in folic acid, methionine ...

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Prostate cancer trial shows treating with precision radiotherapy cuts course of treatment by 50 percent

[unable to retrieve full-text content] An international clinical trial with 1,206 men with localized prostate cancer shows that compressing radiation treatments into four weeks from eight delivers similar outcomes. Men's Health News — ScienceDaily

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Removing barriers to early intervention for autistic children: A new model shows promise

In the February 2017 issue of Pediatrics, investigators representing the South Carolina Act Early Team report a five-fold increase in the number of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) eligible for early intensive behavioral therapy (also known as applied behavior ...

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Epilepsy drug discovered in fish model shows promise in small pediatric clinical trial

“Bench-to-bedside” describes research that has progressed from basic science in animal models that has led to therapies used in patients. Now, a study in the journal Brain describes what could be considered a direct “aquarium-to-bedside” approach, taking a drug discovered ...

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