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Health care costs steadily increase with body mass

Researchers at Duke Medicine are giving people another reason to lose weight in the new year: obesity-related illnesses are expensive. According to a study published in the journal Obesity, health care c ...

Dec 16, 2013
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Life's not a squeeze for pregnant women

Despite their changed body size, pregnant women are just as good as other people at judging whether they are able to fit through openings, such as doorways, or not. This is thanks to a process called perceptual-motor recalibration ...

Dec 16, 2013
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MU researcher close to solving problem for cancer patients

Patients with cancer and other long-term debilitating diseases often have additional problems. Many cancer patients, and those with other chronic diseases, can experience a wasting disease, cachexia anorexia, which causes ...

Dec 11, 2013
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Study finds biomaterials repair human heart

Clemson University biological sciences student Meghan Stelly and her father, Alabama cardiovascular surgeon Terry Stelly, investigated a biomedical application following a coronary artery bypass surgery and found that the ...

Dec 11, 2013
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