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Stress eating causes more weight gain than stress-free snacking

Stress eating causes more weight gain than stress-free snacking

A new study warns that eating while stressed may cause you to gain more weight than eating the same amount of calories in the absence of stress. The effect was linked to a molecular pathway in the brain that was controlled by insulin, according to the study, underscoring the importance of avoiding food as a way to deal with stress and negative emotions.

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This SleepSmart strap promises an easy snoring cure

This SleepSmart strap promises an easy snoring cure

Periodically being shaken may not sound like the best way to get a solid night’s sleep, but Philips believes the right kind of vibration could stop you - or the person you’re trying to sleep next to - from snoring, as well as having a long-lasting impact on your overall health. The latest addition to the company’s sleep-focused range, the Philips SleepSmart Snoring Relief Band replaces giving your bedmate a swift kick when they’re making too much noise.

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Promising cancer ‘vaccine’ clinical trials hint at future of treatment

Promising cancer ‘vaccine’ clinical trials hint at future of treatment

A pair of clinical trials this month revealed promising results related to two different cancer 'vaccines.' In the most recent update, a newly published study details a phase 1 clinical trial involving a colorectal cancer vaccination, which may work by activating the patient's immune system to fight colon cancer tumors.

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The link between antibiotics and heart attack risk in women

The link between antibiotics and heart attack risk in women

Research recently published in the European Heart Journal details a link between increased stroke and heart attack risk in women and the long-term use of antibiotics. Long-term use, in this case, means a duration of at least two months, according to the study, which involved almost 36,500 women. The increased risk was found across multiple age groups.

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Self-inflating weight loss capsule is activated with a magnet

Self-inflating weight loss capsule is activated with a magnet

Researchers have developed a new weight loss capsule that self-inflates in the patient's stomach, helping them feel full without the need for an invasive inflation process. The capsule works, in part, with an external magnet that is passed over the patient's stomach, triggering the capsule to self-inflate. The same magnet is used to trigger the deflation process, after which point the capsule is safely passed.

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Measles outbreak just set a dangerous record

Measles outbreak just set a dangerous record

As of April 2019, the United States has exceeded its all-time high annual number of measles cases reported since the nation declared the disease eliminated in 2000. The latest figures come less than a week after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that the US was experiencing an atypically high number of cases in multiple parts of the country.

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Ten major e-cigarette brands found contaminated with dangerous toxins

Ten major e-cigarette brands found contaminated with dangerous toxins

A new study has some bad news for electronic cigarette users: many popular products available in the United States were found to be contaminated with harmful fungal and bacterial toxins. Among other things, researchers found trace amounts of glucan in 81-percent of popular e-cigarette liquid products. The contaminates may cause inflammation, lung issues, and more.

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The new WHO screen time for kids limits are super-strict

The new WHO screen time for kids limits are super-strict

Children under one year of age shouldn't have any screen time, the World Health Organization has decided, part of a wide-ranging set of guidelines for raising heathy kids that could well prove controversial. Although many parents have discovered that sitting an infant in front of a TV or tablet can prove a capable distraction, the potential health risks may be considerable.

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Abdominal etching gives you the six-pack workouts might not deliver

Abdominal etching gives you the six-pack workouts might not deliver

Anyone who has hit the gym intending to get stronger, lose weight and get six-pack abs knows that it's not a fast or easy process. Plastic surgeons have a new technique that can help people get those six-pack abs when workouts alone don't do the trick. The procedure is called abdominal etching.

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Don’t blame the measles vaccine for global outbreaks

Don’t blame the measles vaccine for global outbreaks

The measles, a disease that was declared eradicated in the United States nearly 20 years ago, is seeing a massive resurgence across the nation. The CDC issued an advisory earlier this week that warned the US is about to exceed its post-eradication record number of measles cases per year...and it'll probably happen within weeks, not months. Following its lead is the FDA, which has issued a statement emphasizing one important point: the vaccination is not to blame for these outbreaks.

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Study finds most people choose junk food to satisfy the munchies

Study finds most people choose junk food to satisfy the munchies

There's a certain stereotype associated with 'the munchies,' one that describes a person who, after getting suitably high, gravitates toward junk food to satisfy their increased appetite. A new study looked at whether there's an element of truth to this trope and the results are anything but surprising: most people experiencing 'the munchies' choose junk food over healthy alternatives.

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Researchers reduced symptoms of Williams Syndrome in study

Researchers reduced symptoms of Williams Syndrome in study

A group of neuroscientists is working on animal studies with mice that are investigating a rare neurological condition called Williams Syndrome. In humans, Williams Syndrome is rare affecting about 1 in 10,000 babies born in the US. Babies suffering from this neurological disorder have a range of cognitive impairments, cardiovascular problems, and hypersociability.

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