Duke University

Political correctness could affect holiday weight gain

It's that time of year when Americans start focusing on holiday celebrations, many of which will involve high-calorie food. As the festivities proceed, so do countless tips for keeping off extra weight this ...

Nov 22, 2013
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Genetic defect keeps verbal cues from hitting the mark

A genetic defect that profoundly affects speech in humans also disrupts the ability of songbirds to sing effective courtship tunes. This defect in a gene called FoxP2 renders the brain circuitry insensitive to feel-good chemicals ...

Nov 21, 2013
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Texting your way to weight loss

If the idea of keeping a food and exercise diary keeps you from joining a weight-loss program, there may be a better way.

Nov 18, 2013
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