Study finds dopamine, biological clock link to snacking, overeating and obesity

During the years 1976 through 1980, 15% of U.S. adults were obese. Today, about 40% of adults are obese. Another 33% are overweight. Coinciding with this increase in weight are ever-rising rates of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and health complications caused by obesity, such as hypertension. Even Alzheimer’s disease may be partly attributable to obesity…

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HIV patients lose smallpox immunity despite childhood vaccine, AIDS drugs

HIV patients lose immunity to smallpox even though they were vaccinated against the disease as children and have had much of their immune system restored with antiretroviral therapy, according to a study published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. Called HIV-associated immune amnesia, the finding could explain why people living with HIV still tend to…

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Christina Zipf, Robert Glenn III

Christina Catherine Zipf and Robert Larry Glenn III were married Dec. 28 at St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Church in Gladwyne, Pa. The Rev. Msgr. Donald E. Leighton, a Roman Catholic priest, performed the ceremony, with the Rev. Dr. Alyn E. Waller, a Baptist pastor, participating. The couple graduated from Lafayette College, she cum laude.…

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John Rensenhouse, Darren Sextro

John Conway Rensenhouse and Darren Dean Sextro are to be married Dec. 29 at the American, an events space in Kansas City, Mo. Sanford Robbins, a Universal Life minister and a friend of the couple, is to officiate. Mr. Rensenhouse (left), 64, is an actor, director, and theater producer and serves as artistic chair of…

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A Restaurant With No Leftovers

Garbage is inevitable in the restaurant and bar business. Kitchen employees toss onion skins and meat fat into the wastebasket almost instinctively. Once-used plastic wrap and slips guarding the linens find their way into black bags for trash-day pickup. Plastic bags are ordered by the bundle and then often discarded after customers use them to…

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Fazle Abed, Founder of a Leading Relief Agency, Dies at 83

Fazle Abed, who started a temporary relief effort for refugees in Bangladesh that became one of the largest nongovernmental organizations in the world, died on Dec. 20 in a hospital in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. He was 83. His daughter, Tamara Abed, said the cause was complications of glioblastoma, a type of brain cancer.…

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New Injection Method Makes an Old TB Vaccine Far More Powerful

In the constant search for a vaccine against tuberculosis — which now kills more people around the world than any other infectious disease — researchers have made an unusual discovery. In tests on monkeys, they found that an almost century-old vaccine routinely given to infants in many countries is far more protective when injected into…

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A.I. Is Learning to Read Mammograms

Artificial intelligence can help doctors do a better job of finding breast cancer on mammograms, researchers from Google and medical centers in the United States and Britain are reporting in the journal Nature. The new system for reading mammograms, which are X-rays of the breast, is still being studied and is not yet available for…

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BTS Showed Off The Best New Year’s Eve Menswear at Their Times Square Concert

Manny CarabelGetty Images Times Square featured it’s usual New Year’s Eve show, and the lights in Midtown New York were just as obnoxiously bright as usual. But something in Times Square shined brighter than even the biggest, most blinding lights ever could: BTS’s New Year’s Eve outfits. The K-pop band, who performed «Make It Right»…

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There Will Be Blood. And It Will Be in Your Cheeks.

Most horror stories have a lot of blood, but this one has a cruel and merciless amount. It has so much blood that tourniquets and perma-savior Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson are rendered useless because the blood in this story doesn’t spill out of our dying bodies in buckets and splash onto the cold tile floor…

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