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NBC News reports that there may be a new way to try to combat obesity -- and it doesn't involve exercise or nutrition. A paper published in Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism claims that we may be able to take advantage of the energy balance scale and increase energy output simply by turning down the...
An article in NPR's Shots blog reports that "Harvard geneticist David Altshuler and his colleagues uncovered hints that humans picked up the diabetes mutations from Neanderthals, our ancient cousins who went extinct about 30,000 years ago."  Latinos have a high rate of Type 2 diabetes, and researchers...
The use of antibacterial soaps and other antibacterial products has skyrocketed in the past few decades but now the FDA is cracking down on companies who produce them, The New York Times reports. The proposed rule change is based on studies showing that the chemicals triclosan, found in liquid soaps, and...