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Jan 27, 2016

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Christina

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Warning labels on sugary drinks could deter parents from choosing them

Health warning labels on sugary drinks may steer parents away from buying these beverages for their children, according to a new study.

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Nov 9, 2015

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Emily S

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Using A Weight-Loss App? Study Says It Doesn’t Help Much

Young American adults own smartphones at a higher rate than any other age group. Researchers from Duke University wanted to see if capitalizing on that smartphone usage with a low-cost weight-loss app might help the 35 percent of young adults in the U.S. who are overweight or obese.

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Mar 4, 2015

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Emily

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What If We Replaced Your Unhealthy Afternoon Snack With A 3-D Printed Healthy Alternative?

An average processed snack travels 1,300 miles to the grocery store. But the snack of the future may be hyper-local: A new concept design considers how 3-D printing could transform processed food, making it both healthier and possible to produce inside cities.

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Nov 21, 2014

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Emily S

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BitBite food tracker keeps tabs on how and when you're chowing down

Even with the growing number of calorie-counting gadgets on the market, keeping track of how healthily we are eating requires a certain amount of discipline. We are seeing devices emerge that are aimed at automating this even further, such as the Bite Counter and the Automatic Ingestion Monitor....

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Aug 29, 2014

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Maggie

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How Feedback Biases Give Ineffective Medical Treatments a Good Reputation

We propose the following explanation. Irrespective of effectiveness, medical treatments typically result in a distribution of outcomes with some people improving, some deteriorating, and others experiencing little change. Suppose that the people who have more positive outcomes are more inclined to...

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