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If losing weight was one of your New Year's resolutions, you might already be growing weary of counting calories and working out. Wouldn't it be great if you could slim down without so much effort? Anyone looking for a shortcut to weight loss might be...
The first clinical trial to test the effects of resveratrol -- the plant compound plentiful in red wine and grapes -- on humans has found that a small daily dose of a purified resveratrol supplement lowered blood pressure and improved a wide range of...
Tags: Long Island, Physiology, Medical Research, Health, Diabetes
If you don't believe in horoscopes, you're in step with science. But that's not the same as saying the season of your birth cannot affect your fate. Hundreds of studies, published in peer-reviewed journals, have suggested that the month a person is born...
Tags: Diphtheria , Insulin, Pancreas, Weight, Flu
Wylie W. Vale Jr., a professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla and an internationally renowned expert on brain hormones who led a team of Salk researchers that discovered the brain hormone that triggers the body's reaction to...
You may be lazing by the pool after a visit or two to the swim-up bar, but parts of your brain are always on duty — ready to leap into action should a stressful event require attention. This skeleton crew of sorts is called the default-mode...
Tags: Surgery, Hydrocortisone
If Facebook is any indication, new parents love to take photos of their partners happily dozing with a sleeping baby. But while this moment may be picturesque, how safe is it? The practice of having infants sleep in the same bed as mom and dad is known...
We live in a pop age gone loco for retro and crazy for commemoration. Band reformations and reunion tours, tribute albums and box sets, anniversary festivals and live performances of classic albums: Each new year is better than the previous year for music...
Los Angeles TimesForever A Novel Maggie Stiefvater Scholastic: 390 pp., $17.99, ages 13 and up The middle book in Maggie Stiefvater's bestselling "Shiver" trilogy ended with a Romeo-and-Juliet cliffhanger, as Grace mysteriously disappeared from the hospital, Grace's...
"Pets are embedded in the soul of our humanity," says Dr. Edward Creagan, an oncologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., as he describes the special fondness and respect he has for a certain other member of the clinic's staff. That would be Dr....
Welcome to another exciting installment of Fun With Math! Today we're going to use basic addition and subtraction to show how running is better than walking for fat loss, no matter what your doctor says. I have no idea where the myth that walking a...
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