The Checkup: Sometimes, Parenting Is Boring

Recently, one jet-lagged night, when I gave up on sleeping and couldn’t concentrate enough to read anything else, I found a stack of battered Agatha Christie paperbacks and read my way right through “Murder at the Vicarage.” The next night, I read “Death on the Nile.” A memory was nagging at me as I read,…

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Personal Health: A New Treatment for a Painful Penis Curvature

Sometimes it takes the licensing and advertising of a treatment to get patients to seek help, even for a medical problem that is often painful and psychologically devastating. Such is the case with Peyronie’s disease, a scarring and bending or curving of the penis that can make sexual intercourse difficult or impossible for both straight…

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Deck Ovens: A More Sustainable Bread Baking Option

Bread baking is certainly not new in the modern day. People have been baking bread for thousands of years, and through these years, different types of bread have been developed and also perfected so that we can today enjoy them in many ways. The preparation process is considered a crucial component to ensuring bread can…

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Medical News Today: Weight loss: How important is eating breakfast?

One new study finds no evidence to suggest that eating the first meal of the day may help with weight loss. How important is eating breakfast for people trying to lose weight? Every single day, people around the world sit at the table to enjoy what many consider to be «the most important meal of…

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Scientists use machine learning to ID source of Salmonella

IMAGE: UGA researchers Xiangyu Deng (shown) and Shaokang Zhang led a team of scientists who have trained an algorithm called Random Forest to predict certain animal sources of S. Typhimurium genomes. view more  A team of scientists led by researchers at the University of Georgia Center for Food Safety in Griffin has developed a machine-learning approach…

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Beyond romance

Love can make us do crazy things. It often prompts us to behave in counterintuitive ways, like, for example, placing the wellbeing of our loved ones above our own. But why? Such altruism has perplexed and intrigued scientists for centuries. A new study out of UC Santa Barbara explores how an individual’s genetics and brain…

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Protein released from fat after exercise improves glucose

IMAGE: Laurie J. Goodyear, Ph.D., Section Head and Senior Investigator at Joslin Diabetes Center, and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. view more  Credit: John Soares BOSTON — (February 11, 2019) — It’s well-known that exercise improves health, but understanding how it makes you healthier on a molecular level is the question researchers at Joslin…

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Researchers identify brain protein crucial to recovery from stroke

IMAGE: Mouse nerve cell with partially damaged axons (green) projecting outward from the nucleus. view more  Credit: Steven Graham/University of Pittsburgh PITTSBURGH, Feb. 11, 2019 — Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States suffers a stroke and available therapies, such as clot busting drugs or clot removal devices, are focused on limiting the extent of…

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