People with ‘obesity gene’ can still lose weight

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John Mathers (TC) : It’s been one of the most astonishing changes in human anatomy. In just one generation, people all over the world have got a lot bigger. Although we’re also gradually getting a bit taller, the really big change has been in body fat. And while much of this is put down to lifestyle, some suggest that “obesity genes” mean it More...

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By nsnbc On Friday, September 9th, 2016
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One in five tattoo inks in Australia contain carcinogenic chemicals

Terry Slevin (TC) : A report this week from the Australian government’s National Industrial Chemical’s Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) shows what’s in the ink that’s under the skin of more than More...

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By nsnbc On Thursday, September 8th, 2016
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Here’s what dogs see when they watch television

Ilyena Hirskyj-Douglas (TC) : Dog owners often notice their pets watching televisions, computer screens and tablets. But what is going on in their pooch’s head? Indeed, by tracking their vision using similar methods More...

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By nsnbc On Wednesday, July 27th, 2016
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Does drinking hot tea in summer really cool you down?

Faulkner & Griggs (TC) : I remember as a child, on the rare warm days that we used to get in Britain, my grandmother telling me to “have a cup of black tea … it will help cool you down”. As a seven-year-old, More...

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By nsnbc On Wednesday, July 20th, 2016
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Why do you feel like you’re falling when you go to sleep?

Jason Ellis (TC) : It should be one of the most relaxing times of the day. You climb into bed, get comfortable and cosy, start to feel your brain slowing down … and then suddenly you experience a shocking falling More...

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By Susanne Posel On Saturday, July 16th, 2016
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Your Favorite Artificial Sweetener May Be Tricking You into Being Hungry

Susanne Posel (OC) : Researchers from the University of Sydney (US) Charles Perkins Centre (CRC) and the Garvan Institute of Medical Research (GIMR) have teamed up to determine how artificial sweeteners influence More...

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By Susanne Posel On Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
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Pepsi Gets a Bright Idea: Put Aspartame Back into Diet Brand

Susanne Posel (OC) : Pepsi Co has decided to bring back a taste from the old days with their new “diet Pepsi classic sweetener blend” for those consumers who want aspartame in their soda. Beginning in September More...

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By nsnbc On Sunday, June 19th, 2016
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Britain has the highest use of laughing gas in world – but is this ‘hippy crack’ dangerous?

Hamilton & Sumnall (TC) : According to the latest Global Drug Survey, nitrous oxide – or laughing gas – is now the seventh most popular drug in the 50 countries surveyed. Just over half the UK respondents More...

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By F William Engdahl On Wednesday, June 8th, 2016
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What Media Hid in De Niro Autism Film Affair

F. William Engdahl (NEO) : Dr. Andrew Wakefield, a former British gastro-enterologist and vaccine researcher has been fully exonerated of the charges that he, together with a world renowned pediatric gastroenterologist, More...

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By nsnbc On Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
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VA Blind to Doping of Veterans with Opioids

nsnbc : A Senate investigation into the prescription of opioids at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Tomah, Wisconsin, found systemic failures related to over prescription of the pain killers. The incident is More...