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Programmed to pack pounds?

A fat-storing protein that helped our ancestors avoid starvation may today play an outsized role in excess fat storage—in times of plenty.

30 minutes to a healthier you

Study: Even a modest amount of exercise lowers the odds of dying from this deadly type of stroke.

Can DNA predict your heart health?

Indeed it could. Genetics may one day reign supreme when it comes to proactively identifying an individual's risks.

Take a seat to eat—it’s the tastier way

Marketing researchers have found that eaters will rate food more favorably when they're sitting down.

Report: 22M cancer survivors by 2030

There's much to celebrate in the flourishing survivor population, but it also highlights the mounting need to optimize care.

Low-fat diet—a tool in breast cancer fight?

Study shows women who focused on nutrition reduced their risk of breast cancer death by 21%.

AI for your ears

Scientists are closer than ever to developing a smart hearing aid that separates desired sounds from undesirable background noise.

Young adults see rise in colon cancer

The sizable jump in cases among age 50 and younger is a worldwide trend arising partly from poor diet.

FDA amps sleeping pill scrutiny

Popular medications such as Ambien and Lunesta are destined for tougher warning labels.

Drink up, kiddos

Consumer culture gives children plenty of delicious options—but water is the one drink they'll always need.

Smells like success

Zinc oxide, a compound typically used for hospital wound care, may find new life as an active ingredient in deodorant.

Brush teeth, save brain?

Speculative research is probing a possible link between gum disease and Alzheimer's.

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