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Want To Lose Weight? Take A Spicy Pill.

"[Researchers are] hoping to see if a mixture of ingredients like capsaicin can trick the brain into thinking it is cold, and coax brown adipose tissue into burning just a little more fat than normal, helping people to lose weight over years. He is keeping the exact ingredients secret for now." Study...
Safety Net Hospitals (SHNs) that typically serve poor patients might face cuts in Medicare funding come October. A new study in the Archives of Internal Medicine has determined that patients rate SHNs lower on nearly every measure of patient experience, from physician communication to nurse promptness. The...
A recent study in Nature shows that the intestinal microbiota composition for the elderly is correlated with the diversity of one’s diet. In their study of 178 elderly subjects, the research team observed that the microbiota of individuals living independently at home were more varied than those living in...