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Hate to Diet? It's How We're Wired

Janelia Research Campus scientists have found that a set of neurons is responsible for the unpleasant feelings associated with hunger. The neurons do not drive an animal to eat, but rather teach an animal to respond to sensory cues that signal the presence of food.

College of Nursing Study Transitions Patients, Families to Low-Sodium Diet With Electronic Salt Spoon

Researchers in the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are using an electronic salt spoon to help families transition to low-sodium diets.

Hot-Weather Running Gear That'll Have You Begging For Sun

It's finally time to strip off those Winter layers, but hot-weather running has its own set of problems. After all, beating the heat when it's already baking outside can be hard, especially since you'll feel 20 degrees warmer than the...Show More Summary

9 Baby-Naming Trends You Can Thank a Celebrity For

Post by Suzee Skwiot. Baby name inspiration can come from anywhere -- family, friends, and certainly pop culture. From movies, to TV shows, to celebrity baby name choices, we have plenty of taste-makers that have shaped the course of baby names for generations to come. Show More Summary

This Divorce Arrangement Stresses Kids Out Most

5 hours agoHealth : Healthland

Regarding the wellbeing of kids with divorced parents, the debate over what kind of custody arrangement is best rages on. But a new study, published Monday in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, suggests that children fare better when they spend time living with both of their parents. That goes against some current thinking…

1 Week to the Beach? Here's How to Look and Feel Your Best Fast

5 hours agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

It's T-minus seven days to your swimsuit-clad vacation, and you haven't accomplished any of the healthy goals you had in mind when you booked. We've all been there. Slow and steady wins the race when it comes to sustainable weight loss,...Show More Summary

Government Finally Admits They Were Wrong About the Fluoride in Our Water

Post by Kiri Blakeley. Everyone knows fluoride is good for your teeth, so the more fluoride the better, right? Well, wrong! Apparently fluoride is killing us, people, it's killing us!! Okay, calm down. I just said that so the real news wouldn't shock you as much. Show More Summary

At Last: I Want the Last Word as to How My Story Ends

"I'm doing everything I can to extend my life. No one should have the right to prolong my death." I met my husband Harlan on and our first date made a lasting impression. I liked this man. I hoped that this would be my last first date. It was. Show More Summary

Dachel Media Update: Vax Rules

By Anne Dachel Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump. The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and OurKidsASD, an online supplement retailer for patients with special needs. April 27, 2015, KSDK St...

Worker health and chemical safety reform: ‘What we’re looking for is to first do no harm’

Today, Maine’s legislature held a hearing on the Toxic Chemicals in the Workplace Act, a proposal to require employers to identify harmful chemicals in the workplace and replace them with safer alternatives. It’s the perfect exampleShow More Summary

Scores of stranded climbers airlifted from Mt. Everest camps

5 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Climbers and Nepalese sherpa guides stranded on Mt. Everest woke before dawn Tuesday to evacuate to base camp, cut off from the higher reaches of the mountain after an earthquake-triggered avalanche.

How I Escaped After Being Trapped Inside My Own Body for 12 Years

Part One My mother looked at me, her eyes filled with tears. I wished that I could reassure her, stand up from my wheelchair and leave behind this shell of a body that had caused so much pain. "You must die," she said slowly. "You have to die." The rest of the world felt so far away when she said those words. Show More Summary

SoCalHiker Tech: How I Use Tile in the Backcountry

5 hours agoFitness / Hiking : SoCal Hiker

Most of the areas I backpack in the Sierras require a bear canister. This rule not only protects you and your food, but also protects the bears. All your food and anything scented goes in the canister, and the canister is placed at least 50 yards away from camp while you sleep at night. Show More Summary

Hello, my name is……what?

Introductions, introductions…what are introductions? My name is Cori Wright, but you all can just call me Raven. I’m a 25 yr old 2014 AT Thru-hiker from Western CT.  I consider myself very lucky because I was born to very outdoorsy parents. Over 90% of my vacations growing up involved a tent, and I probably spent more time outside......

Make Lunch Luscious With These Antioxidant-Rich Strawberry Recipes

Warmer weather means strawberry season! Take advantage of this low-cal berry that's also high in potassium and antioxidants. And no, these berries aren't just for snacking or topping on some french toast or cheesecake. Here are 17 healthy ways to enjoy these refreshing and juicy berries at lunchtime.

Científicos de Mayo Clinic identifican marcadores de ADN metilado que algún día podrían llevar a detectar cáncer en todo el cuerpo de forma no invasiva

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania: Un equipo de científicos de Mayo Clinic identificó con éxito la fuente del cáncer en el tracto gastrointestinal de los pacientes, mediante el análisis de los marcadores de ADN en el tumor. Los resultados crean la posibilidad de que los médicos puedan algún día detectar el cáncer en cualquier parte del cuerpo con […]

I've Got the BRCA-Positive Mutation Gene -- How Do I Interpret My Hereditary Risk for Getting Breast and/or Ovarian Cancer?

In her late 40s, Jane was diagnosed with the BRCA 1 and 2 genetic mutations that placed her at high risk for developing breast and ovarian cancer. Going online, she notes her risk percentages for getting cancer differ somewhat from site to site. Show More Summary

Packed and Ready! Another “What’s in My Pack” Post

The food is finished.  The bags are packed.  The only thing left to do is pack up our dog and take off for the Benton MacKaye Trail!  Since all hikers love talking about gear, I thought I’d do the ever popular “What’s in My Pack” post and let people get a glimpse as to what......

Many Alcohol, Drug-Related Deaths In Former Prisoners Are Preventable, Study Finds

6 hours agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Researchers found that a large portion of alcohol and drug-related deaths involving ex-cons are preventable.

Amid California drought, Republicans want faster reservoir construction

6 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Standing next to dead almond trees on the Capitol steps on Monday, Republican lawmakers and farmers pushed to expedite the construction of new reservoirs during the drought.

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