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Fat Cells Found To Shrink In Response To Sunlight

When you lounge in the sunshine, you might not only be topping up your suntan, you could be shrinking your fat too.    Researchers have discovered that the fat cells that lie just beneath your skin react when exposed to the blue light emitted by the Sun. It turns out that the lipid droplets held within these cells shrink in size ...

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Are Autism Rates Still Rising Among American Children? It’s Hard To Tell

For years diagnosed rates of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have skyrocketed in the United States and other wealthy countries. Unfortunately, this trend has inspired fear of many blameless scapegoats, most importantly childhood vaccines. If rates stabilize, it may go some way to deflating those panics, but determining trends is proving harder than might be expected. Between 2000 and 2010 ASD ...

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I just want to cut it off: the weight-loss patients who no longer fit their skin

Bariatric surgery is a highly cost-effective way to lose life-changing amounts of weight but the NHS rarely removes the excess skin that is left behind. Desperate patients are now crowdfunding their operations while struggling with anxiety, depression and identity issues When Haze Atkin passed the 32kg (5st) mark on her weight-loss programme, something strange began happening to her skin. First ...

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4 reasons why US health care is so expensive

(CNN)Health care spending in the United States increased by about $933.5 billion between 1996 and 2013, according to an analysis published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA. More than half of this surge was a result of generally higher prices for health care services. The researchers also analyzed changes in five factors — population size, aging, disease incidence, use of ...

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