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Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem

In its latest revision to a disease classification manual, the United Nations health agency said that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a mental health condition.

Foods that are both fatty and sweet can hijack the part of the brain that regulates food consumption

Human ingenuity has combined fats and carbohydrates to produce such crowning culinary glories as the doughnut, fettuccine Alfredo, nachos and chocolate cake with buttercream frosting. These delectables do not exist in nature. Nor does the human capacity to intuit their calorie content.

Ties between researchers and alcohol producers prompt NIH to shut down study of moderate drinking

The NIH will shut down a controversial study intended to see whether moderate drinking would reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The study had lost credibility due to concerns about the way officials solicited funding from companies that sell alcohol.

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