health

A recent study by a Vanderbuilt University professor found that a low-aalt diet actually reduces thirst and increases hunger. (Photo: Shutterstock)

New Study

High-Salt Diet Lowers Thirst, Raises Hunger When you eat salty food, you get thirsty and drink water. Right? While that may be true in the short-term, within 24 hours increasing salt consumption actually makes you less thirsty because your body starts to conserve and produce
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Tweets can help forecast flu outbreaks and health trends.. (Image: Alex Hogan/Stat)

Social Medicine

Twitter’s Role in the Fight Against AIDS Twitter isn’t just a platform to read news, engage with like-minded individuals, launch insults or give praise. It is also a far-reaching and revealing digital “petri dish” to study human behavior that may help
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Being sick is no fun, but having a sick buddy can brighten the mood. (Photo: WeSharePics.com)

Sick Buddy

Sticking by Your Sick Sweetie When you are in love or married, you promise to stick with your partner through sickness and in health. But let’s face it — no one likes to hang around an icky, sick person and vice versa. I know when I am sick, I don’t like people
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