Neuroscience

Being refreshed is not the same as being hydrated

After you have exercised on a hot day, a cool glass of water will quench your thirst immediately—even before your body has had a chance to absorb the water.

Health

Four strategies to cope with a food craving

(HealthDay)—Sticking with a diet starts with having a plan that maps out meals and snacks based on foods that help you feel full longer. After all, if you feel satisfied, you'll be less likely to rummage through your kitchen ...

Neuroscience

Had enough water? Brain's thirst centers make a gut check

Water bottles are everywhere these days, along with all kinds of advice about exactly how much water you should be drinking. But how does your brain actually know when you've had enough and can stop feeling thirsty? A new ...

Neuroscience

Mapping the neural circuit governing thirst

There are few feelings more satisfying than gulping down water when you are thirsty. But how does your brain know when you are dehydrated or satiated, and how does it use this information to initiate or terminate drinking? ...

Neuroscience

Brain circuit that regulates thirst identified

Howard Hughes Medical Institute scientists have identified a circuit in the brains of mice that regulates thirst. When a subset of cells in the circuit is switched on, mice immediately begin drinking water, even if they are ...