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A study by Swedish researchers has revealed that with regular exercise, teenagers genetically predisposed towards obesity can lose weight and keep it off. The study was carried out in ten European countries over 14 months and...

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Unlike abdominal fat, which is known to be harmful, it appears that fat stored on the thighs actively protects against heart disease and diabetes. UK authors have reviewed the evidence and potential mechanisms for a protective...

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The popular belief that anger provokes a rush of blood to the head has been proved by new research. Experiments in an American lab showed that blood flow to the brain increased significantly in people experiencing mental stress....

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A US study has revealed that people behave in a more ethical manner in an environment that smells clean. The study was designed to test levels of honesty and charity in a group of volunteers who were exposed to citrus-scented...

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Two US studies suggest that performing actions that have a moral implication, whether good or bad, may increase people’s capacity for willpower and physical endurance.  In the first study, participants were given a dollar which...

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Breastfeeding a baby can significantly reduce a woman's chances of developing metabolic syndrome, a cluster of risk factors that makes heart disease and diabetes more likely in later life. Previous research has shown that...

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Psychology researchers have determined that a gene linked with physical pain is also associated with sensitivity to social rejection. The US study indicates that variation in the mu-opioid receptor gene (OPRM1), associated with...

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Chinese medicine links the health of the bones and the ear via the Kidney organ system. Now Western medicine is making this link. Sufferers of osteoporosis (low bone density) and its preceding condition, osteopaenia, are more...

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Exposure to phthalate, a toxic chemical used as a plasticiser in a wide variety of personal care products and children’s toys might contribute to low birth weight in babies. Low birth weight is the leading cause of death in...

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Drinking coffee when you’re drunk won’t sober you up. In fact a cup of coffee may make it harder for people to realise they’re drunk and therefore more likely to feel competent enough to try potentially dangerous things such as...

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