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Oil on your salad may boost its benefits

Dieters who fret about adding dressing to their salad can feel less guilty, a new small study of 12 women suggests. The findings show that added fat from …

First trimester fevers may cause birth defects

Fever during the first trimester of pregnancy may boost the risk of heart defects and facial deformities such as cleft lip or palate. Researchers have known …

To get yourself to exercise, enjoy it. Here’s how

The allure of high-intensity interval training is simple—go all-out for as little as one minute and reap the benefits of a 45 or 60-minute workout. With a …

Chronic bronchitis has been mysterious until now

Researchers have found that people with chronic bronchitis have an abnormally high concentration of mucins—the proteins that make mucus thick. They’ve also …

Melanoma uses ‘detour’ to bypass combo therapy

Combination therapies to treat patients with metastatic melanoma that hit the market in 2014 did a good job extending people’s lives. Unfortunately, after …

Printing drugs would ease burden of multiple pills a day

A new technology can print pure, precisely customized doses of drugs. The technology could enable on-site printing of custom-dosed medications at pharmacies, …

Savings from weight loss peak at age 50

Weight loss among obese adults of any age may lead to significant cost savings, research shows, and those savings peak at age 50. The savings benefit both the …

Babies of anxious moms focus more on threats

The babies of anxious mothers may spend more time focusing on threats in their environment, new research suggests. “Once we learn more about the pathways to …

Depression and anxiety can cost you retirement savings

Psychological distress from mental health issues like depression and anxiety can take a toll on retirement savings, a new study suggests.  “If your anxiety …

Can overfeeding permanently set baby’s metabolism?

Babies may start on the road to obesity before or shortly after they’re born, according to a new book that suggests overfeeding early in life can permanently …