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Audio For first time, researchers grow hairy skin

Apr 10, 2018 • By Cecilia Mazanec

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIt seems that for researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine, no day is a bad hair day. In a study published in the journal Cell Reports, researchers at the university reported being able to grow hair follicles in cultures of mice stem cells. Because stem cells can […]

Audio Apples, tomatoes can help ex-smokers’ lungs

Apr 9, 2018 • By Doug Bennett

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIf you’re a former smoker, consider eating more fresh tomatoes and other fruits. People who kicked their tobacco habit and ate those foods, especially apples, had a slower natural decline in lung function, new research shows. Certain compounds in the fruits may also help restore smoking-related lung damage, according […]

Audio Cycling doesn’t jeopardize men’s sexual health

Apr 6, 2018 • By Doug Bennett

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadKeep on cycling, men. Bike riding apparently does not harm men’s urinary and sexual functions, recently published research shows. A multinational study involving more than 4,000 active men found that cyclists’ sexual and urinary health was comparable to those who participated in certain other sports. The study was the […]

Audio Conflict in childhood may lead to health ills as adult

Apr 5, 2018 • By Bill Levesque

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadConflict is to teens what water is to fish. They swim in it. Adolescents get into beefs with classmates. They’re berated by bullies. Romance blooms, then wilts in acrimony. Teens often struggle against parental control. Thankfully, teen angst is temporary. We all grow up. But does the body remember? […]

Audio Remember safety and cleanliness when raising backyard birds

Apr 4, 2018 • By Greg Hamilton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadRaising your own chickens can give your family benefits, from fresh eggs to a greater understanding of how food gets to the table. It can also give your family a bad case of salmonella poisoning. With the number of families setting up chicken coops in their yards rising nationwide, […]

Audio Anxiety may be an early indicator of Alzheimer’s disease

Apr 3, 2018 • By Doug Bennett

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWorsening anxiety may be an early indicator of Alzheimer’s disease in older adults. A recently published study suggests there is a link between higher anxiety and the buildup of protein clumps in the brain that underlies Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers studied the relationship between depression and the protein clumps in […]

Audio Preventing Sexual Assault

Apr 2, 2018 • By Mina Radman

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadApril is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. Sexual assault has been a high-profile topic as a result of the #MeToo movement, which has brought to light incidents of harassment and assault from hundreds of women and men. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one […]

Audio Can an electric “slap” curb binge-eating impulses?

Mar 30, 2018 • By Melissa Blouin

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIt’s the end of a long day, and despite your best intentions, you find yourself reaching for a tub of ice cream or a bag of chips, and before you know it, you’ve consumed the whole pint or package. Or you light up a cigarette, even though you swore […]

Audio Are larger wineglasses leading to more drinking?

Mar 29, 2018 • By Greg Hamilton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSharp-eyed consumers may have noticed that plates have grown in size over the years, leading to larger portion sizes and, in turn, larger human beings. That’s led to something of a backlash among folks who are changing to smaller plates to help lose weight. Now, the focus is shifting […]

Audio Most Americans worried about the future of the country, survey says

Mar 28, 2018 • By Greg Hamilton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhen you lie in bed at night, staring at the ceiling, what keeps you awake? Money? If so, you’re among the 62 percent of Americans who report in a recent survey being stressed about their financial future. While money and work typically lead the list in the annual Stress […]

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