Health

New study explains why drinking alcohol causes the munchies

New research in mice suggests that a shared circuit in the brain could be one reason why heavy drinking and high-fat "junk food" cravings go hand in hand. The findings will be presented today at the American Physiological ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Helpful intestinal bacteria counteracts tendency to depression

New research suggests that probiotics, which are active in the intestines, also have an effect on the brain. A study at Aarhus University suggests they protect against depression. In the animal study at the Department of ...

Health

Is soda bad for your brain? (and is diet soda worse?)

Americans love sugar. Together we consumed nearly 11 million metric tons of it in 2016, according to the US Department of Agriculture, much of it in the form of sugar-sweetened beverages like sports drinks and soda.

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