Jan

09

2019
Mice sleeping fitfully provide clues to insomnia

Mice sleeping fitfully provide clues to insomnia

Researchers working with mice with sleep problems similar to those experienced by people with the genetic disease neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) — believe the animals will help shed light on insomnia linked to NF1 or other factors.


Jan

09

2019
Maternal stress leads to overweight in children

Maternal stress leads to overweight in children

Researchers were able to identify mother’s perceived stress during the first year of the child’s life as a risk factor for developing overweight in infancy. Researchers found this to have long-lasting effects on girls’ weight development in particular.


Jan

07

2019
Why This Charity Doesn’t Want Your Money

Why This Charity Doesn’t Want Your Money

In 2017, No Lean Season raised nearly $12 million to help farmhands in Bangladesh travel to the city to find jobs when fields lay fallow. Now they’re saying “no” to donations. What happened? (Image credit: Lily Padula for NPR)


Jan

06

2019
Is It A Nasty Cold Or The Flu?

Is It A Nasty Cold Or The Flu?

Knowing how to differentiate between symptoms of each can be important, especially if you’re at high risk for flu’s complications. Influenza can lead to pneumonia, hospitalization and even death. (Image credit: CSA-Printstock/Getty Images)



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