Archive: 06/02/2011

Depression and negative thoughts

We all have our ups and downs—a fight with a friend, a divorce, the loss of a parent. But most of us get over it. Only some go on to develop major depression. Now, a new study, which will be published in an upcoming ...

Jun 02, 2011
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Eating dirt can be good for the belly, researchers find

Most of us never considered eating the mud pies we made as kids, but for many people all over the world, dining on dirt is nothing out of the ordinary. Now an extensive meta-analysis forthcoming in the June issue of The Qu ...

Jun 02, 2011
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Role of gene regulator in skeletal muscles demonstrated

Fast muscles, such as the thigh muscle in a sprinter, deliver energy quickly but fatigue quickly. Slow muscles, such as the soleus muscle in the lower calf, are less forceful but important for posture and endurance. Researchers ...

Jun 02, 2011
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Her next-best friend is a robot

Shannon Dargenzio knew well what thyroid surgery usually entailed. When her mother’s cancerous gland was removed in the 1990s, she’d endured an extremely painful recovery that required months off ...

Jun 02, 2011
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