July 14, 2016 by Contributor in Archived
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Early Bedtime For Preschoolers Might Help Reduce Obesity Risk Later

Isabel Pavia/Getty Images For parents concerned that their preschoolers may one day gain excess weight, a study published Thursday suggests one strategy for keeping the little ones on track that isn’t related to food: Tuck them in earlier. Scientists reporting online in The Journal of Pediatrics found, in a study

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July 14, 2016 by Contributor in Archived
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Thirsty? New Study Links Good Hydration To Slimmer Waistlines

A new study finds people who are well-hydrated have lower body weights and lower odds of obesity. Klaus Vedfelt/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Klaus Vedfelt/Getty Images A quick consultation with Dr. Google will tell you that drinking lots of water — and staying well-hydrated — can help you lose

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July 14, 2016 by Contributor in Archived
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A Mouse Watches Film Noir And Offers Clues To Human Consciousness

Lucky laboratory mice got to watch scenes from Orson Welles’ classic Touch of Evil, starring Janet Leigh and Charlton Heston. Keystone/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Keystone/Getty Images Letting mice watch Orson Welles movies may help scientists explain human consciousness. At least that’s one premise of the Allen Brain Observatory,

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Not In My Landfill: Georgia Residents Fight Plan To Store Toxic Coal Ash

In 2014, after disastrous spills and opposition from environmentalists, the Environmental Protection Agency imposed new rules on the storage of coal ash. Now utilities are planning to close down the ponds that hold the toxic ash, but it has to go somewhere. Environmentalists say the safest place for it is

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