More of the World's People Are Now Obese Than Underweight

THURSDAY, March 31, 2016 — More people worldwide are obese than underweight, a new study found.
The researchers added that about one-fifth of adults could be obese by 2025.
The number of obese people in the world rose from 105 million in 1975 to…
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Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Epilepsy Risk, Study Suggests

THURSDAY, March 31, 2016 — People who have type 1 diabetes may be nearly three times more likely to develop the seizure disorder epilepsy than people without type 1 diabetes, a new study suggests.
The youngest people with type 1 diabetes — under 6…
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Cold Weather Can Spike Football Injuries, Study Finds

THURSDAY, March 31, 2016 — NFL players are more likely to suffer concussions and ankle injuries during games played on colder days, a new study finds.
Canadian researchers analyzed data on the five most common injuries that occurred during two…
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Scientists Reduce Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques in Mice

THURSDAY, March 31, 2016 — Scientists working with mice report preliminary progress in efforts to eliminate brain-clogging proteins linked to Alzheimer’s disease.
By tweaking genes in the brains of mice, researchers say they reduced levels of a…
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Even Controlled, Epilepsy May Still Cause Problems for Kids

THURSDAY, March 31, 2016 — Even when their seizures are well-controlled, children with epilepsy can still have learning and behavioral disorders that lead to social and educational problems when they’re young adults, a new study finds.
“Frequency…
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The 'Not Face' Needs No Translation

THURSDAY, March 31, 2016 — One type of facial expression expresses negative emotion in a wide range of cultures, researchers say.
They found that a furrowed brow, pressed lips and raised chin was interpreted as an expression of negative feelings,…
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U.S. Autism Rate Unchanged at 1 in 68 Kids: CDC

THURSDAY, March 31, 2016 — The autism rate among school-aged children in the United States has held steady in recent years, but it’s too early to determine whether rates are stabilizing, according to a federal government report released…
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Clues to Zika Virus' Structure May Point to Weaknesses

THURSDAY, March 31, 2016 — With the emergence of the Zika virus’ devastating effect on newborns, the race for a vaccine has acquired a new urgency.
Now, U.S. scientists say they’ve uncovered secrets to the germ’s physical structure that might help…
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