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New research has found that while obesity increases the risk for cardiovascular diseases, an increase in the BMI of non-obese young adults leads to increased risk as well, reports The New York Times' Well blog. The study, published in PLOS Medicine, considered 12.664 young adults and searched for 32 gene...
In an effort to increase the amount of time doctors and nurses can battle the tropical heat while treating Ebola, 1,500 submissions have been made to the Ebola "Grand Challenges" Contest, reports The New York Times. The contest has seen submissions such as  an Ebola-repellant lotion, protective gear...
At Indiana University, researchers are in the process of creating a drug that will help kick obesity in the form of a simple pill, the Los Angeles Times reports. A study published in Nature Medicine describes the synthesized product consisting of gut hormones, which yielded results similar to those of...