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Monday, Jul 10, 2017 at 03:21 PM EDT

Smelling Your Food Leads to Weight Gain: Study

Smelling Your Food Leads to Weight Gain: Study

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have found that smell-deficient mice who ate the same amount of fatty foods as mice who could smell, gained twice their normal weight. In addition, mice...

Thursday, Jul 6, 2017 at 01:32 PM EDT

Tumor Gene Testing Urged to Tell if Drug Targets Your Cancer

Tumor Gene Testing Urged to Tell if Drug Targets Your Cancer

Colon cancer. Uterine cancer. Pancreatic cancer. Whatever the tumor, the more gene mutations lurking inside, the better chance your immune system has to fight back. That's the premise behind the recent approval...

Wednesday, Jul 5, 2017 at 11:45 AM EDT

Ice Bucket Challenge Originator to Get Help With Medical Bills

Ice Bucket Challenge Originator to Get Help With Medical Bills

The man who inspired the ice bucket challenge to raise millions of dollars for Lou Gehrig's disease research will have his own medical bills covered for a while. The Salem News reports that Pete Frates and his...

Monday, Jul 3, 2017 at 03:21 PM EDT

Soy 'Milk'? Even Federal Agencies Can't Agree on Terminology

Soy 'Milk'? Even Federal Agencies Can't Agree on Terminology

Dairy farmers want U.S. regulators to banish the term "soy milk," but documents show even government agencies haven't always agreed on what to call such drinks. The U.S. Department of Agriculture "fervently"...

Friday, Jun 30, 2017 at 01:36 PM EDT

Preterm Birth Rates Have Increased in the U.S.

Preterm Birth Rates Have Increased in the U.S.

Almost 10 percent of newborn babies in the United States are born premature according to a new report released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NBC News reported. The report also...

Friday, Jun 30, 2017 at 02:37 PM EDT

Hold the Nitrites: Are Hot Dogs Healthier Without?

Hold the Nitrites: Are Hot Dogs Healthier Without?

Backyard cooks looking to grill this summer have another option: hot dogs without "added nitrites." Are they any healthier? Oscar Mayer is touting its new hot dog recipe that uses nitrite derived from...

Thursday, Jun 29, 2017 at 05:21 PM EDT

Science Says: Pregnant or Trying? Don't Let Zika Guard Down

Science Says: Pregnant or Trying? Don't Let Zika Guard Down<br />

he Zika virus may not seem as big a threat as last summer but don't let your guard down — especially if you're pregnant or trying to be. While cases of the birth defect-causing virus have dropped sharply...

Thursday, Jun 29, 2017 at 06:07 PM EDT

New CBO Report Finds Deep Medicaid Cuts in GOP Bill

New CBO Report Finds Deep Medicaid Cuts in GOP Bill

The Senate health care bill’s Medicaid cuts would grow even deeper after a decade, according to a new report Thursday by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, leaving more people without coverage under...

Thursday, Jun 29, 2017 at 03:02 PM EDT

Large Study Links Key Pesticide to Weakened Honeybee Hives

Large Study Links Key Pesticide to Weakened Honeybee Hives

A common and much-criticized pesticide dramatically weakens already vulnerable honeybee hives, according to a new massive field study in three European countries. For more than a decade, the populations of...

Thursday, Jun 29, 2017 at 06:50 AM EDT

40 Health Bill Demonstrators Arrested Outside Senate Offices

40 Health Bill Demonstrators Arrested Outside Senate Offices

The Republican Party's long-promised repeal of "Obamacare" stands in limbo after Senate GOP leaders, short of support, abruptly shelved a vote on legislation to fulfill the promise. The surprise development...

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