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To understand childhood obesity, researchers look to inactive, fat rats

Donna Krupa EurekAlert BETHESDA, Md. (July 24, 2012)—Childhood obesity has nearly tripled in the past three decades, and by 2009, 17 percent of those 2-19 years of age were classified as obese. If actions against childhood obesity do not take … Continue reading

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The bright side of death: Awareness of mortality can result in positive behaviors

Timothy Wall EurekAlert COLUMBIA, Mo. — Contemplating death doesn’t necessarily lead to morose despondency, fear, aggression or other negative behaviors, as previous research has suggested. Following a review of dozens of studies, University of Missouri researchers found that thoughts of … Continue reading

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Sexually Rejected Flies Turn to Booze

Sarah C.P. Williams Science NOW Offer a male fruit fly a choice between food soaked in alcohol and its nonalcoholic equivalent, and his decision will depend on whether he’s mated recently or been rejected by a female. Flies that have … Continue reading

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Fitness programs for minority adults lack cultural relevance, MU study finds

Jesslyn Tenhouse EurekAlert COLUMBIA, Mo. – Many leading causes of death are linked to unhealthy lifestyle behaviors, including inadequate physical activity. Adults in minority populations have lower levels of physical activity and higher rates of preventable deaths, according to the … Continue reading

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A Warning by Key Researcher On Risks of BPA in Our Lives

Elizabeth Colbert E360 Yale The chemical Bisphenol A, or BPA, has been much in the news lately. BPA is the building block for polycarbonate plastic — the sort of hard, clear plastic often used in water bottles — and it … Continue reading

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Could food-packaging chemical rob men of their sex appeal?

Source: Daily Mail A gender-bending chemical found in food packaging may reduce a man’s ability to attract a female, researchers warn. A study from the University of Missouri found male mice who were exposed to bisphenol A as babies became … Continue reading

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