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obesity makes you dumber

Obesity might actually make you dumber, new study says

September 11th, 2018

Being significantly overweight comes with plenty of well-documented health problems already. From the risk of injury due to stressed joints to type 2 diabetes, obesity isn’t just dangerous, it’s deadly. Now, a new study reveals that obesity might actually also affect your brain, and not just in a “I should grab another donut” kind of …

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New study says there’s no ‘safe’ amount of alcohol

August 24th, 2018

If you’re just trying to make it through the work day so you can head to a local happy hour, you might want to rethink your plans. According to a new study by researchers studying the effects of alcohol, there’s actually no safe amount of those tasty intoxicating beverages. The study compiled data from nearly 700 …

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Black Widow spiders are spreading north to entirely new areas

August 10th, 2018

One of the many side effects of climate change is the gradual shift in territories of some species. Most animals have certain temperature thresholds that they just won’t abide, but as the Earth continues to creep into higher and higher average temperatures these animals can either be pushed away or lured into new areas that …

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Can’t concentrate? Scientists say you should drink some water

July 30th, 2018

Ever have one of those days where you just can’t focus on anything? If you’re crawling through your work day and your brain just doesn’t feel as sharp as it should, water might be the answer. That advice comes from a new research effort that looked at the results of 33 different studies related to …