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June 18, 2013

 

gorilla popping up behind a log

Gorillas Are Being Put On Diets

Many gorillas in zoos are overweight and dying of heart disease in their twenties and thirties when they could live to be twice that age.

October 5, 2012

 

kids snacking while sitting around

Why Does My Body Want To Snack?

French researchers recently found that a certain type of snacking is harder on your waistline.

August 31, 2011

 

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Which Is Healthier: Standing Or Sitting

There's mounting evidence that long stretches of inactivity are not good for you, even if you're not overweight and seem basically healthy.

April 12, 2011

 

Pillow on a bed

What Is The Connection Between Snoring And Metabolic Syndrome?

Snoring can be a red flag for diseases like heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.

November 25, 2010

 

a turkey drumstick on a white plate

Myth: Turkey Makes You Sleepy On Thanksgiving

Do you get sleepy on Thanksgiving and blame the turkey? Well, you're wrong to do so!

January 23, 2008

 

Full Skeleton Laying Down

Skeletons, They’re Not Just for Structure Anymore

Bones are not just for structural support, but are also dynamic organs, containing active living cells and with blood vessels and nerves running through them.

September 23, 2006

 

twin baby girls in crib

Growth Hormones and Twins

Did you know that the rate of twin births in the United States increased by 32% between the years of 1992 and 2001?

August 26, 2006

 

a plastic model of human organs

The Impressive Liver

Unless you've experienced problems with your liver, you may not appreciate the many important responsibilities of this pretty extraordinary organ.

August 16, 2006

 

stacked cinnamon sticks and ground cinnamon shaker

Cinnamon and Diabetes

Cinnamon is certainly delicious, but have you heard of its health benefits?

January 28, 2004

 

Inhaling Plastic to Get Your Insulin

Inhaling insulin? Learn about different and painless way for diabetics to get their insulin on this Moment of Science.

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