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A new study in Experimental Physiology helps elucidate why exactly we experience muscle soreness and fatigue when exercising and whether we have an upper limit, The New York Times' Well blog reports. Researchers injected a combination of lactate, certain acids, and adenosine triphosphate into the thumbs...
Weight-loss surgery is known for its ability to help regulate appetite but a new study in Obesity Surgery has shown that it also may change a person's sense of taste and smell, CBS News reports. 103 patients underwent "Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, in which the stomach is made smaller and the small...
The FDA warns that doctors should stop using a procedure called power morcellation to remove fibroids because it may spread cancerous tissue, The New York Times reports. Morecellation involves a rapidly spinning device which can cut up fibroid tissue that can then be removed through small incisions in a...