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A new guide could help halt overeating

A new guide could help halt overeating

The British Nutrition Foundation released this month new portion-size guidelines designed to help people eat the right amounts of each food group — and possibly help them avoid overeating. “It’s really worth having a quick check of portion sizes before you’re filling up with food because we know that it does take a little bit…MORE

DNA pioneer stripped of honors over ‘reprehensible’ race comments

DNA pioneer stripped of honors over ‘reprehensible’ race comments

A Nobel Prize-winning American scientist who co-discovered DNA has been stripped of his honorary titles at the laboratory he once led after repeating racist comments in a documentary. James Watson, who discovered the double-helix structure of DNA alongside Francis Crick in the 1950s, said in a PBS film that genes cause a difference in intelligence…MORE

Nebraska officials clear doctor being monitored for Ebola

Nebraska officials clear doctor being monitored for Ebola

An American doctor being monitored in Nebraska for possible exposure to Ebola has been cleared and is no threat to the public, health officials say. The doctor, who did not want to be identified, was monitored for 21 days before physicians determined the patient had not developed the deadly disease and could be released from…MORE

Less sitting, more moving tied to living longer

Less sitting, more moving tied to living longer

Doing less sitting and more moving is tied to living longer, according to a new study. Replacing 30 minutes per day of sedentary time with 30 minutes of physical activity at a light intensity was associated with a 17% lower risk of early death in a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology on…MORE

What warmer oceans mean for the planet

What warmer oceans mean for the planet

Our oceans are much warmer than we previously thought, according to a new study. They are also heating up faster than was believed, driven by climate change caused by humans. The study, published this week in the journal Science, showed that the world’s oceans have got much warmer since the 1960s. Its authors said 2018…MORE

Poor sleep linked to buildup of dangerous plaques throughout body, study says

Poor sleep linked to buildup of dangerous plaques throughout body, study says

Here’s another reason why getting a good night’s sleep should be on your must-do list: Sleeping fewer than six hours a night or waking frequently raises your risk of developing damaging plaque in arteries throughout your body, not just your heart. Previous research has shown poor sleep to be strongly associated with coronary heart disease,…MORE

Heavy sweating that led to an unexpected diagnosis

Heavy sweating that led to an unexpected diagnosis

A 60-year-old man struggled with unexplained sweating episodes for three years before doctors diagnosed him with temporal lobe seizures, according to a case study published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The man was otherwise healthy but had “an average of 8 discrete episodes of sweating” every 24 to 32 days, the authors said.…MORE

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