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In Study, Skipping Meals Is Linked to Abdominal Weight Gain

A new study in animals suggests that skipping meals sets off a series of metabolic miscues that can result in abdominal weight gain.
19-May-2015 1:30 PM EDT

When the Baby Comes, Working Couples No Longer Share Housework Equally

When highly educated, dual-career couples have their first child, both spouses think the baby increases their workloads by equal amounts – but a new study suggests that’s not true.
7-May-2015 7:00 AM EDT

Keeping Food Visible Throughout the House Is Linked to Obesity

Researchers have identified two seemingly unrelated but strong predictors of obesity: having low self-esteem related to one’s weight and keeping food visibly available around the house, outside the kitchen.
28-Apr-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Autism and Prodigy Share a Common Genetic Link

Researchers have uncovered the first evidence of a genetic link between prodigy and autism. The scientists found that child prodigies in their sample share some of the same genetic variations with people who have autism.
22-Apr-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Invasion of the Earthworms, Mapped and Analyzed

In their efforts to forecast the spread of an invasive worm species, researchers are bringing a new weapon to bear: statistical analysis.
22-Apr-2015 8:05 AM EDT

New Study Suggests Ways to Avoid Catching Diseases From Pets

Pets can pass diseases to humans, especially when a pet owner's immune system is compromised. Here, veterinarians outline ways for families to avoid disease transmission by choosing the right type of pet--or making small changes in the ways they...
17-Apr-2015 10:00 AM EDT

Scientists Develop Mesh That Captures Oil—but Lets Water Through

A mesh with a high-tech coating captures oil while water passes right through. With further development of this technology, the researchers say, "you could potentially catch an oil spill with a net."
15-Apr-2015 8:00 AM EDT

New Design Makes Treadmill More Like Running Outdoors

Exercise researchers have developed a new treadmill that automatically changes speed to match the pace of the runner.
14-Apr-2015 9:00 AM EDT

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