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  • Sedentary behavior trumps fat as a killer
    Sedentary behavior trumps fat as a killer

    If you had but one New Year's resolution to keep, maybe it should be to get up and move a little more.

  • An ADHD drug may tame binge eating disorder
    An ADHD drug may tame binge eating disorder

    Binge eating disorder, a newly recognized condition in which bouts of voracious eating lead to guilt, shame and often obesity, may yield to lisdexamfetamine (marketed as Vyvanse), a medication that has been used for several years to treat attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder in children...

  • Napping helps infants form memories, study shows
    Napping helps infants form memories, study shows

    Babies are champion learners: Born with just a few basic reflexes, they quickly teach themselves to navigate their world by observing, remembering and making sense of their surroundings, the language spoken around them and the nature of such elusive notions as time, space and permanence.

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