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Article ID: 700892

Even toddlers weigh risks, rewards when making choices

University of Washington

A a new University of Washington study shows that 18-month-olds can make choices based on how much effort they want to expend, or on whether they like the people involved -- a form of toddler cost-benefit analysis.

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20-Sep-2018 6:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 700712

What Can Salad Dressing Tell Us About Cancer? Think Oil and Vinegar

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have identified another way the process that causes oil to form droplets in water may contribute to solid tumors, such as prostate and breast cancer. The findings appear today in the journal Molecular Cell. Researchers found evidence that mutations in the tumor suppressor gene SPOP contribute to cancer by disrupting a process called liquid-liquid phase separation. Liquid-liquid phase separation is seen often in nature and is the reason why oil and vinegar separate in salad dressing.

Released:
18-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 700766

Quitting junk food produces similar withdrawals as drug addiction

University of Michigan

If you plan to deprive your taste buds of junk food, expect to suffer similar withdrawals—at least during the initial week—like addicts experience when they attempt to quit using drugs.

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19-Sep-2018 9:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 700753

Ketogenic Diet Reduces Body Fat in Women with Ovarian or Endometrial Cancer

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Women with ovarian or endometrial cancer who followed the ketogenic diet for 12 weeks lost more body fat and had lower insulin levels compared to those who followed the low-fat diet. Researchers say ketogenic diets limit the ability of cancer to grow, which gives the patient’s immune system time to respond.

Released:
18-Sep-2018 5:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 700722

Academy Encourages Healthful Eating in Child Care Programs

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Early care and education programs should meet children’s nutrition needs and promote their optimal growth in safe and healthy environments, according to an updated position paper published by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Released:
18-Sep-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 700636

Researchers Testing Innovative Childhood Obesity Intervention

University of Alabama at Birmingham

UAB researchers will implement a new home-intervention model to teach mothers and children to form healthy habits right in the comfort of their homes.

Released:
17-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 700622

How Plants Harness Microbes to Get Nutrients

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

A Rutgers-led team has discovered how plants harness microbes in soil to get nutrients, a process that could be exploited to boost crop growth, fight weeds and slash the use of polluting fertilizers and herbicides.

Released:
17-Sep-2018 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 700538

Bet You Can't Eat Just 100: Labels, Keywords Affect Consumer Mindset About Diet Foods

Arizona State University (ASU)

ASU study shows the difference one calorie can make when it comes to influencing shoppers' health perceptions of 100 calorie mini packs

Released:
13-Sep-2018 4:20 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


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