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Scientists locate brain circuit that curbs overeating

Scientists locate brain circuit that curbs overeating

The brain has complex circuitry that locks appetite to memories of finding and enjoying food. This drives the feeding behaviors necessary for survival. New research reveals that the circuits include one mechanism that does the opposite: curbing the compulsion to eat in response to food. ‘People may be able to learn to change their relationship […]

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A new wearable device may detect cancer with more precision

A new wearable device may detect cancer with more precision

Researchers from the University of Michigan have developed and are now testing a device they call “the epitome of precision medicine” that detects cancer in circulating blood. Recent efforts to develop a wearable device that can detect cancer in the bloodstream are showing promise. “Nobody wants to have a biopsy,” says Dr. Daniel Hayes, the […]

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Weight loss: How the ‘love hormone’ might help

Weight loss: How the ‘love hormone’ might help

A new study has investigated oxytocin’s effects on the brain regions that help control eating behavior to explore the possibility of using this hormone as a treatment for obesity. Researchers get to grips with how oxytocin alters our brain’s response to food. Oxytocin is a hormone that plays an essential role in social interaction, trust, […]

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Health Tip: Preventing Falls Among Older Adults

Health Tip: Preventing Falls Among Older Adults

(HealthDay News) — Every 11 seconds, an elderly person is taken to the hospital for a fall-related injury, says the U.S. National Council on Aging. Latest Senior Health News Though the number is staggering, most falls are preventable, the council says. The council encourages elderly people to: Find a balance and exercise program. Speak with […]

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China to Regulate All Fentanyl-Related Drugs

China to Regulate All Fentanyl-Related Drugs

All fentanyl-related drugs will be regulated as a class of controlled substances, China announced Monday. Latest Prevention & Wellness News The change has long been urged by U.S. officials as a way to slow the supply of deadly opioids from China, the Associated Press reported. China’s new regulations take effect May 1. American officials have […]

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New Link Between Mom-to-Be’s Diet, Child’s ADHD

New Link Between Mom-to-Be’s Diet, Child’s ADHD

Latest Pregnancy News FRIDAY, March 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Eating for two takes on added significance with a new study suggesting that a mother’s diet during pregnancy could affect her child’s risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Spanish researchers found a link between levels of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids in umbilical cord […]

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14 Signs and Symptoms of Stroke (FAST)

14 Signs and Symptoms of Stroke (FAST)

What is a stroke? A stroke occurs when the blood supply to an area of the brain is cut off. The symptoms depend upon the region of the brain that is affected by the loss of blood supply and can include changes in sensation or motor control. Symptoms of a stroke also depend on how […]

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Questions Remain About Safety of Parkinson’s Psychosis Drug: Report

Questions Remain About Safety of Parkinson’s Psychosis Drug: Report

There are many unanswered questions about the safety and effectiveness of a drug used to combat hallucinations and delusions in Parkinson’s patients, says a report from a drug safety group. Latest Neurology News The nonprofit Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) called for Nuplazid to have stronger warnings on its label for patients and their […]