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Weight Gain

Sleep Loss May Slow Metabolism, Up Weight Restricting sleep for just several days alters how we metabolize fats and changes how satisfied we are by a meal, according to new research conducted at Penn State and published in the Journal of Lipid Research.   According to Orfeu
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Our DNA can reveal a lot more about us than our ethnic ancestry, raising concerns about who has access to our genetic code and who may. (Photo: Getty Images)

DNA Detectives

Whose Genes Are They, Anyway? You have seen the ads from companies that promise to tell you, based on your DNA, where your ancestors came from. You are eager to trace your family’s roots, so you order a test kit, send in your sample and await the results.   Your involvement
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Tall Drink of Water

Shorter Sleep Can Lead to Dehydration Adults who sleep just six hours per night — as opposed to eight — may have a higher chance of being dehydrated, according to a study by Penn State. These findings suggest that those who don’t feel well after a night of poor sleep may want to
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