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Midlife Depression May Stem From Tension with Mothers and Siblings

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Relationships with our mothers and siblings continue to have an effect on our well-being, particularly at midlife. A new study led by an Iowa State University researcher found that tension with our mothers and siblings is associated with symptoms of depression.

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Scientists Find Way to Convert Bad Body Fat Into Good Fat

Working in mice, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a way to convert white fat, which stores calories, into brown fat that burns them.

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New Self-Powered Paper Patch Could Help Diabetics Measure Glucose During Exercise

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A new paper-based sensor patch developed by researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York could allow diabetics to effectively measure glucose levels during exercise.

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Reliance on ‘Gut Feelings’ Linked to Belief in Fake News

People who tend to trust their intuition or to believe that the facts they hear are politically biased are more likely to stand behind inaccurate beliefs, a new study suggests.

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Chemists Make Playdough/Lego-Like Hybrid to Create Tiny Building Blocks

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Playdough and Legos are among the most popular childhood building blocks. But what could you use if you wanted to create something really small—a structure less than the width of a human hair? It turns out, a team of chemists has found, this can be achieved by creating particles that have both playdough and Lego traits.

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Insult to Injury: U.S. Workers Without Paid Sick Leave Suffer from Mental Distress

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What are the implications for the mental well-being of Americans without paid sick leave? Researchers from FAU and Cleveland State University are the first to explore the link between psychological distress and paid sick leave among U.S. workers ages 18-64.

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Skin Patch Dissolves “Love Handles” in Mice

Researchers have developed a medicated skin patch that can turn energy-storing white fat into energy-burning brown fat locally while raising the body’s metabolism. The patch could be used to burn off pockets of unwanted fat and treat metabolic disorders like obesity and diabetes.

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Biologist Reaches Into Electric Eel Tank, Comes Out with Equation to Measure Shocks

Vanderbilt University researcher Ken Catania stuck his arm into a tank with small electric eel 10 times -- the only way to get accurate measurements of the circuit created by animal, arm and water.

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Body Clock, Gut Bacteria, Fat, Body Fat, Body Composition, Ut Southwestern

Researchers Find That Body Clock, Gut Microbiota Work Together to Pack on the Pounds

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UT Southwestern researchers have uncovered new clues about how gut bacteria and the body’s circadian clock work together to promote body fat accumulation.







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