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Your Liver May Be "Eating" Your Brain

New research shows the liver and hippocampus (the memory center in the brain) share a craving for the same protein, and the liver wins out when there's extra belly fat involved

October 16, 2013 — Christopher Wanjek and LiveScience

Doctors Detect Obesity Bug on Breath

Certain gas-emitting microbes in our intestinal tract might determine our propensity for packing on pounds, leading to the presence of methane or hydrogen on one's breath

March 26, 2013 — Christopher Wanjek and LiveScience

Deadly Alcohol Needs Global Regulation, Health Expert Says

Existing WHO recommendations on ads, pricing and driving laws could serve as the framework for a new international convention on alcohol regulation, yet even the U.S. would struggle to meet some of them

February 15, 2012 — Christopher Wanjek and LiveScience
Casual Marijuana Smoking Not Harmful to Lungs

Casual Marijuana Smoking Not Harmful to Lungs

Before you start lighting up, do remember you have other body parts. The long-term effects of main active chemical in marijuana, THC, are uncertain

January 10, 2012 — Christopher Wanjek and LiveScience

D'oh! Top Science Journal Retractions of 2011

Each year hundreds of peer-reviewed scientific articles are retracted. Most involve no blatant malfeasance; the authors themselves often detect errors and retract the paper. Some retractions, however, entail plagiarism, false authorship or cooked data

December 27, 2011 — Christopher Wanjek and LiveScience

U.S. Bests Canada in Lowering Child Flu Rates

A change in the U.S. flu shot policy for preschoolers has led to a 34 percent decline in flu cases for children ages two to four compared with their Canadian counterparts

September 20, 2011 — Christopher Wanjek and LiveScience

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