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Overweight woman using scales indoors.

Troubling predictions

Close to half of U.S. population projected to have obesity by 2030

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Sad-faced pug with holiday lights in background.

Merry and bright?

Psychologist discusses strategies that can help you handcuff the holiday blues

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Salmonella magnified.

More than a watchdog

Study in mice shows nerves in the gut prevent Salmonella infection

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A blue measuring tape wrapped around a medicine bottle, with loose pills scattered around the open lid.

A gateway to eating disorders

Young women’s use of diet pills, laxatives for weight control linked with later diagnosis

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Len Blavatnik and Harvard Corporation member David Rubenstein

The speed of discovery

Len Blavatnik visits Medical School, discusses philanthropy, science

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Illustration of meditator with fear shadow

Learning not to fear

Mindfulness meditation training alters how we process fearful memories, study says

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