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Sugar: Just how bad is it?

A couple of weeks ago, science writer Gary Taubes — author of the book “Why We Get Fat” — wrote an article for the New York Times magazine in which he analyzed the debate over whether sugar ...

May 04, 2011
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How the brain works with feelings

(Medical Xpress) -- People who claim to recognize a burned imprint of Jesus on a piece of toast are channeling what Northeastern University Distinguished Professor of Psychology Lisa Feldman Barrett calls ...

Nov 23, 2011
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Healthy living beyond the New Year's resolution

Some of the most popular New Year’s resolutions are to lose weight, eat healthier and work out more. Greg Cloutier from Northeastern’s Bouvé College of Health Sciences shares his exercise physiology ...

Jan 04, 2012
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Choosing the best breast cancer treatment option

According to published reports from the Institute of Medicine and the New England Journal of Medicine, roughly one-third of early-stage breast cancer patients undergo mastectomy even though breast conservation surgery with r ...

Feb 20, 2012
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The innate ability to learn language

All human languages contain two levels of structure, said Iris Berent, a psychology professor in Northeastern’s College of Science. One is syntax, or the ordering of words in a sentence. The other is ...

Mar 26, 2012
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3Qs: How to eat healthy around the holidays

(Medical Xpress) -- Overeating is common this time of year, between the large holiday feasts and more and more sweets creeping into the kitchen. With Thanksgiving only a few days away, we asked nutrition expert ...

Nov 23, 2011
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A first-of-its-kind study of transgender health

Kerith Conron, an associate research scientist at Northeastern’s Institute on Urban Health Research, conducted a unique study of transgender health in Massachusetts and identified social and economic inequities that ...

Nov 21, 2011
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3Qs: It's all in the mind

The American Psychological Association recently released a study reporting that one in five Americans is extremely stressed. We asked Erin Sharaf, a clinical instructor in the Bouvé College of Health ...

Jan 30, 2012
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