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7 ways to feel full without overeating

Newswise — CHICAGO- Not feeling full after or between meals can result in overeating. In the October issue of Food Technology magazine published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), contributing editor Linda Milo Ohr writes about studies that show … Continue reading

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Why some workers might want to skip high-iron foods

(SALT LAKE CITY)—Workers punching in for the graveyard shift may be better off not eating high-iron foods at night so they don’t disrupt the circadian clock in their livers. Disrupted circadian clocks, researchers believe, are the reason that shift workers … Continue reading

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Troubled marriage, depression history promote obesity

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The double-whammy of marital hostility and a history of depression can increase the risk for obesity in adults by altering how the body processes high-fat foods, according to new research. In the study, men and women with … Continue reading

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Impressions shaped by facial appearance foster biased decisions

Research in recent years has shown that people associate specific facial traits with an individual’s personality. For instance, people consistently rate faces that appear more feminine or that naturally appear happy as looking more trustworthy. In addition to trustworthiness, people … Continue reading

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Less-numerate investors swayed by corporate report presentation effects

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Publicly traded corporations are increasingly publishing social responsibility reports for investors, who now consider such information alongside traditional financial data before investing in a company. But according to new research from a University of Illinois expert in … Continue reading

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The top 5 fears of most Americans

ORANGE, Calif. – Chapman University has initiated the first comprehensive nationwide study on what strikes fear in Americans in the first of what is a planned annual study. According to the Chapman poll, the number one fear in America today … Continue reading

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Overweight Women Lose in the Labor Market: Vanderbilt Study

Newswise — NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Overweight women are more likely to work in lower-paying and more physically demanding jobs; less likely to get higher-wage positions that include interaction with the public; and make less money in either case compared to … Continue reading

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Nutrigenomics has the potential to be the next big thing

Personalised diet plans will not be widely accepted by the public until regulations are in place to protect information about our DNA, new research has shown. Led by Newcastle University, the Food4Me project is a €9 million EU project investigating … Continue reading

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Heart attacks not as genetic as previously thought

Newswise — Heart attacks are not as connected to family history and genetics as may have been previously believed, according to a new study by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City. These new findings … Continue reading

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Living in a smoking home equivalent to living in big cities like London or Beijing

Non-smokers exposed to 3 times above safe levels of particles when living with smokers Living with smokers is the same as living in smoke-free homes in heavily polluted cities such as Beijing or London, found researchers who have said moving … Continue reading

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3 people infected with Ebola will fly from West Africa every month if no exit screening takes place: Canadian scientists

Three Ebola-infected travelers are predicted to depart on an international flight every month from any of the three countries in West Africa currently experiencing widespread Ebola virus outbreaks (Guinea, Liberia, or Sierra Leone), if no exit screening were to take … Continue reading

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When moderate drinking becomes problem drinking: there may be a medication for that

A team of UC San Francisco researchers has found that a tiny segment of genetic material known as a microRNA plays a central role in the transition from moderate drinking to binge drinking and other alcohol use disorders. Previous research … Continue reading

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Kids’ poor decision-making skills can predict later high-risk health behaviors

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Children who show poor decision-making skills at age 10 or 11 may be more likely to experience interpersonal and behavioral difficulties that have the potential to lead to high-risk health behavior in their teen years, according to … Continue reading

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