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  • To induce weight loss, which neurons switch satiety on and off?

    To induce weight loss, which neurons switch satiety on and off?
    In their hunt for a switch in the brain that turns on and off the drive to eat, obesity researchers have come up with a bright idea: They have tried a relatively new technique to activate or suppress certain neurons' electrical activity -- introducing tiny molecular lights called optogenetics into cells' midst. In mice, at least, the technique has helped identify both the exact brain cells and complex cascade of processes that prompt the dispatch of a "stop eating" signal from the brain to the gut.
  • If you can run for 5 minutes a day, you may add years to your life

    If you can run for 5 minutes a day, you may add years to your life
    People who jogged or ran for as little as five minutes a day reduced their risk of premature death by nearly one-third and extended their lives by about three years, according to a new study. Researchers examined the exercise habits of more than 55,...

    Study extols the hip, health-conscious fist bump

    Study extols the hip, health-conscious fist bump
    Researchers with Aberystwyth University in the United Kingdom won a share of Monday’s news cycle with a hip way to start your next doctor’s visit. Instead of shaking hands with your caregiver, try a fist bump. Not because it looks cool,...

    Fist bumps, high-fives spread fewer germs than handshakes, study says

    To fight the spread of germs, doctors should ditch the handshake and greet their patients with a fist bump instead, a new study says. Through a series of tests, researchers at the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences at...

    Short jogs linked to lower risk of death from heart disease

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who run in their spare time, even if it's not very fast or very far, tend to have a lower risk of dying from heart disease or from any cause than non-runners, according to a new study. The study was large but was...