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Article ID: 601580

South Not the Fattest Part of U.S. After All, Study Says

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Previous data has shown that areas of the south — specifically Mississippi and Alabama – are the fattest in the U.S. But new data from the REGARDS study proves this wrong.

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11-Apr-2013 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 599795

Cancer Vaccines Self-Sabotage, Channel Immune Attack to Injection Site

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Cancer vaccines that attempt to stimulate an immune system assault fail because the killer T cells aimed at tumors instead find the vaccination site a more inviting target, scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center report in Nature Medicine.

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1-Mar-2013 11:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 599654

Incentives Can Improve Stair Use, Health in Employees

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Given the opportunity to earn incentives, employees will use the stairs more often, and thus improve their health, according to UAB study.

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26-Feb-2013 2:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 599013

Johns Hopkins Nursing Research News - Jan.-Feb. 2013

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Researchers look at childhood obesity and stress, nurse addictions and mental problems, and more in the January-February 2013 research news brief.

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8-Feb-2013 1:20 PM EST
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Men Are from Earth, Women Are from Earth

University of Rochester

It's time for the Mars/Venus theories about the sexes to come back to Earth, a new study shows. From empathy and sexuality to science inclination and extroversion, statistical analysis of 122 different characteristics involving 13,301 individuals finds that men and women, by and large, do not fall into different groups.

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4-Feb-2013 12:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 598652

International Team Seeks to Dispel Obesity Myths

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Consequences of believing in obesity myths: poor policy, misguided public health advice and wasted health-care dollars.

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30-Jan-2013 5:10 PM EST
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Article ID: 598177

Genes and Their Regulatory 'Tags' Conspire to Promote Rheumatoid Arthritis

Johns Hopkins Medicine

In one of the first genome-wide studies to hunt for both genes and their regulatory “tags” in patients suffering from a common disease, researchers have found a clear role for the tags in mediating genetic risk for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The scientists say they were able to spot tagged DNA sequences that may be important for the development of RA.

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17-Jan-2013 9:20 AM EST
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Article ID: 596652

Lack of Sleep Leads to Insulin Resistance in Teens

American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

A new study suggests that increasing the amount of sleep that teenagers get could improve their insulin resistance and prevent the future onset of diabetes.

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29-Nov-2012 12:20 PM EST
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Article ID: 592612

Research Reveals Unexpected Benefits of Living in a Changing Climate

McMaster University

New research by a McMaster University biologist suggests that growing up at warmer temperatures helps some aquatic animals cope with climate change, raising questions about the limits of adaptation

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14-Aug-2012 1:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 591317

Multiracial Youths Show Similar Vulnerability to Peer Pressure as Whites

University of Washington

Experts have thought that multiracial adolescents, the fastest growing youth group in the United States, use drugs and engage in violence more than their single-race peers. But in a new study, researchers find that mixed-race adolescents are more similar to their white counterparts than previously believed.

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10-Jul-2012 11:45 AM EDT
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