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June 26, 2014
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Evolution and venomous snakes: Diet distinguishes look-alikes on two continents

ANN ARBOR — On opposite sides of the globe over millions of years, the snakes of North America and Australia independently evolved similar body types that helped them move and capture prey more efficiently. Snakes on both continents include stout-bodied, … Continue reading

January 5, 2013
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Beliefs on Best Way to Lose Weight Can Torpedo New Year’s Resolutions

ANN ARBOR — People setting a goal to lose weight in 2013 may want to first ask themselves if diet or exercise is more important to success. Whether a person believes obesity is caused by overeating or by a lack … Continue reading

November 23, 2012
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Revisiting Sex and Intimacy after Cancer

Two Yale doctors are using herbs, prescriptions, counseling and lifestyle advice to treat problems many women have been embarrassed to talk about—and improving their quality of life. Noa Benjamini’s natural optimism didn’t flag when she was diagnosed with uterine cancer. … Continue reading

October 5, 2012
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Omega-3 Supplements May Slow a Biological Effect of Aging

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Taking enough omega-3 fatty acid supplements to change the balance of oils in the diet could slow a key biological process linked to aging, new research suggests. The study showed that most overweight but healthy middle-aged and … Continue reading

May 7, 2012
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Researchers Find Potential ‘Dark Side’ To Diets High In Beta-Carotene

COLUMBUS, Ohio – New research suggests that there could be health hazards associated with consuming excessive amounts of beta-carotene. This antioxidant is a naturally occurring pigment that gives color to foods such as carrots, sweet potatoes and certain greens. It … Continue reading

February 8, 2011
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Intelligence and Personality May Predict Illness and Death

Do smarter people live longer and better lives? Are certain personality types more prone to premature death than are others? As our population continues to age in dramatic numbers, these questions become increasingly relevant. A new report in Psychological Science … Continue reading

December 25, 2010
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You Are What Your Father Ate, New Study Says

We are what our father ate before we were born! An international team of researchers has found that a father’s diet while growing up can affect his offspring’s future health. Researchers, who specifically looked at the effects of paternal diet … Continue reading