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The Physics of Poop

Why it takes you and an elephant the same amount of time to defecate

May 6, 2017 — David Hu, Patricia Yang and The Conversation

Is Eating Late Bad for Your Heart?

The American Heart Association suggests that late night eating might increase your risk of heart disease.  But how solid is the evidence?

April 29, 2017 — Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel

Gut Microbes Help Keep Starved Flies Fecund

Microbes living in the guts of fruit flies appear to influence the flies' food choice—and promote egg production, even under a nutrient-poor diet. Christopher Intagliata reports.

April 26, 2017 — Christopher Intagliata

When to Worry about Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is the fifth-most common reason that drives people to the doctor's office. Learn the tips on how to prepare for your doctor's visit

April 26, 2017 — House Call Doctor Sanaz Majd

Can Anything Stop My Migraine?

After a long drought, neuroscientists are readying a host of new treatments both to knock out the debilitating headaches and prevent them in the first place 

May 1, 2017 — R. Allan Purdy and David W. Dodick

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