Medical research

Reducing energy efficiency boosts calorie burning in muscle

What started as an evolutionary protection against starvation has become a biological "bad joke" for people who need to lose weight. The human body doesn't distinguish between dieting and possible starvation, so when there ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Sugar boosts self-control, study says

(Medical Xpress)—To boost self-control, gargle sugar water. According to a study co-authored by University of Georgia professor of psychology Leonard Martin published Oct. 22 in Psychological Science, a mouth rinse with ...

Diabetes

Lifestyle tips for better diabetes control

(HealthDay)—Managing diabetes is more than just taking medication. Some adjustments in your daily lifestyle can have a huge impact on your overall well-being.

Surgery

715 pounds lighter, Egyptian woman leaves India

An Egyptian woman who lost about 325 kilograms (715 pounds) after undergoing weight-loss surgery in an Indian hospital left Thursday for the United Arab Emirates for long-term treatment.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Children gain more weight when parents see them as 'overweight'

Children whose parents considered them to be 'overweight' tended to gain more weight over the following decade compared with children whose parents thought they were a 'normal' weight, according to analyses of data from two ...

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