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  • To control overeating: Slow down!

    Eating slowly might help teens maintain a healthy weight, a new study finds. “We often rush through the day and gobble down meals without fully enjoying them,” says Pedro Cabrales, one of the study’s authors. “A simple yet powerful change in our lives is to eat slower and stop eating when we no longer feel hungry.”

    Cabrales works at the University of California in San Diego. He and his...

    07:00 AM, February 8, 2016 Behavior, Nutrition, Psychology
    Readability Score: 7.6
  • Allergies linked to obesity and heart risks

    Sometimes, the body’s immune system goes into overdrive. It’s meant to fight disease and foreign microbes. But at times it may inappropriately fight against healthy parts of its own body. This is known as autoimmune disease. Common examples include asthma and allergies. Children with such diseases face a higher than normal risk of becoming overweight and developing conditions that could lead...

    07:00 AM, January 5, 2016 Body functions, Health
    Readability Score: 8.0
  • Alcohol can rewire the teenage brain

    Alcohol is a drug. And every day, more than 4,750 American kids aged 15 and younger take their first full drink of this drug. That’s according to the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, or SAMHSA. And the problem is not just that this consumption is illegal. Kids who start drinking before age 15 also are five times more likely to become alcoholics or abuse alcohol...

    07:00 AM, October 5, 2015 Behavior, Body functions, Toxicology
    Readability Score: 7.0
  • Some pollutants made mice less friendly

    The body’s endocrine system makes hormones. Like a band director’s baton, those hormones signal cells when and how to perform. But some chemicals can mimic — or sometimes block — the activity of these hormones. Like a fake band director, these hormone imposters might send out false directions. Many such hormone-like chemicals leach out of plastics, cosmetics, packaging materials and more. A...

    07:00 AM, September 14, 2015 Pollution, Animals, Toxicology
    Readability Score: 7.7
  • A germ stopper for blood products

    A new treatment can inactivate germs in some of the blood products that are donated for use in transfusions. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the use of this new treatment last December. Blood banks in Puerto Rico began using it right away. (A serious disease outbreak had rattled the island. And the virus responsible did not show up during blood screening.) This month, blood...

    07:00 AM, June 11, 2015 Health, Genetics, Microbes
    Readability Score: 6.9

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