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OCT 21, 2014 - Health Canal

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Reading a Biological Clock in the Dark

Proper coordination between our gut bacteria and our biological clocks may be crucial for preventing obesity and glucose intolerance

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OCT 21, 2014 - Huffington Post

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What The Heck Does A Humidifier Do And Why Do I Need One?

Just in case the Internet hasn't sufficiently informed you, it's getting colder outside. And as the weather gets cooler and the air drier, you might consider purchasing a humidifier, which can alleviate some cold-weather ailments. Humidifiers work to put moisture back in the air, but what exactly does that mean, how does it help your chapped lips and is it ...

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OCT 21, 2014 - Shape

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Fight the Flu with Exercise

iStock If your fitness motivation has taken a nosedive along with the temps outdoors, here's another reason to keep up the hard work: Exercising for at least two-and-a-half hours a week—that’s about 20 minutes a day—can reduce your chances of catching the flu by 10 percent, according to a study from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.RELATED: Which Flu ...

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OCT 21, 2014 - Health Canal

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Anorexia / bulimia: a bacterial protein implicated

Eating disorders (ED) such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and binge eating disorder affect approximately 5-10% of the general population, but the biological mechanisms involved are unknown. Researchers at Inserm Unit 1073, “Nutrition, inflammation and dysfunction of the gut-brain axis” (Inserm/University of Rouen) have demonstrated the involvement of a protein produced by some intestinal bacteria that may be the source of ...

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OCT 21, 2014 - Health Canal

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New U.Va. Study Upends Current Theories of How Mitochondria Began

Parasitic bacteria were the first cousins of the mitochondria that power cells in animals and plants – and first acted as energy parasites in those cells before becoming beneficial, according to a new University of Virginia study that used next-generation DNA sequencing technologies to decode the genomes of 18 bacteria that are close relatives of mitochondria.

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