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Family history of alcoholism raises obesity risk

CHICAGO (Reuters) – People with a family history of alcoholism may be turning to high-calorie treats instead of booze to satisfy their addiction, U.S. researchers say, a change that could be fueling the obesity epidemic.

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December 31st, 2010

A Visit To Antarctica

In his new book Fraser’s Penguins, writer Fen Montaigne describes the effect climate change is having on Antarctica’s penguins. Montaigne, ecologist Bill Fraser and Science Friday blogger Kayla Iacovino (currently in Antarctica) recount their experiences on the continent. Read more…

December 31st, 2010

Few Americans travel overseas for medical care

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Traveling to foreign countries for medical procedures, treatments or surgeries — so-called ‘medical tourism’ — may not be as cost saving or as popular among U.S. residents as previously thought, suggests a new survey of companies promoting the practice.

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December 31st, 2010

Study finds no blood clot risk with hormone patch

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Women who treat menopause symptoms with hormone patches rather than pills may not have an increased risk of blood clots in the legs or lungs — even when they have a history of such clots, a new study suggests.

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December 31st, 2010

Amir Aczel Looks At The LHC

In his new book, Present at the Creation, Amir D. Aczel tells the story of the European Organization for Nuclear Research’s Large Hadron Collider. With the multibillion-euro collider, researchers hope to recreate the conditions that existed just after the Big Bang. Read more…

December 31st, 2010
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