Fat and Thin Find Common Ground

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When binge eating disorder gained legitimacy as a full-fledged mental condition in the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders in May, many people in the eating disorders and obesity communities wondered: Will this inspire us to finally get along? It was a good question, since historically, the two groups have […]

New Negative Health Consequences of Diet Soda

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Americans drink lots of diet soda and Americans are facing an unprecedented obesity epidemic. This has caused all sorts of medical experts and even Oprah to investigate whether diet soft drinks can make you gain weight. It seems paradoxical that a product with no calories could result in gaining weight. In fact, most of us […]

Women’s Body Talk: Perception Stronger Than Reality?

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How women think their friends feel about their bodies influences their own body concerns, according to a new study by Dr. Louise Wasylkiw and Molly Williamson from Mount Alison University in Canada. Their work, which examines the role of friends in young women’s body concerns, is published online in Springer’s journal Sex Roles. Research shows […]

Exercise May Trump Mental Activity in Protecting Against Brain Shrinkage

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Exercising regularly in old age may better protect against brain shrinkage than engaging in mental or social activities, according to a new study published in the October 23, 2012, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Research suggests that brain shrinkage may lead to problems with memory and thinking. […]

CLL Update: My Visit With Dr. Sharman Expert CLL Doctor – Springfield Doctor Leads Trials for Breakthrough Cancer Treatments

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CLL Update – My visit with Dr. Sharman Expert CLL Doctor Each year for the past 35 years I’ve had the good fortune of spending a glorious week or two with my family in Eugene, Oregon.  Blue sky, fresh ocean air and lush mountainous landscape is a feast for the body and soul. Hiking, biking, […]

Exercises to Boost Your Brain Power

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When you work out, a few things probably run through your mind: changing your body composition, burning calories, building more muscle and strengthening your cardiovascular system. But did you know that there is one body part that most of us neglect to think about in terms of exercise? This specific organ helps you do, well, […]

Gay Men And Straight Women Have Similar Brains, Says Neurosurgeon

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Because we are known for being thoroughly classy, we promise to withhold all the kinky examining table jokes Dr. Travis Stork of The Doctors inspires to bring you this serious science-y story. Using the rugby player who famously “became gay” after suffering a stroke as an example, neurosurgeon Dr. Neil Martin displayed similarities between homosexual […]

Update On U of M Inhumane Animal Testing

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Exciting news! Please read below, how PETA explains U of M has committed to stop using kittens for experiments and advancements in the name of medicine. They will be employing technology as so many other schools now do! Thank you if you were one of those that sent a letter to U of M helping […]

Help! Stop U of M From Inhumane Animal Testing

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Of all things to have to hear about and/or read this time of year, a time when we are supposed to be helping one another with caring, sharing, love and concern for those who can’t help themselves; people and animals, alike. I’m steaming mad to hear that U of M is again doing horrid things […]

How Exercise Can Strengthen The Brain

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Can exercise make the brain more fit? That absorbing question inspired a new study at the University of South Carolina during which scientists assembled mice and assigned half to run for an hour a day on little treadmills, while the rest lounged in their cages without exercising. Earlier studies have shown that exercise sparks neurogenesis, […]