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Quitting junk food produces similar withdrawals as drug addiction

If you plan to deprive your taste buds of junk food, expect to suffer similar withdrawals—at least during the initial week—like addicts experience when they attempt to quit using drugs.
19-Sep-2018 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New School of Thought: In-Class Physical Exercise Won't Disrupt Learning, Teaching

As childhood obesity rates rise and physical education offerings dwindle, elementary schools keep searching for ways to incorporate the federally mandated half-hour of physical activity into the school day.
17-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Suspending Young Students Risks Future Success in School

Some kindergartners and first-graders suspended from school can find it challenging to reverse the negative trajectory in their academic life, says a University of Michigan researcher.
13-Sep-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Jog Your Memory: Treadmill Desks Don't Hinder Thinking but Can Hamper Memory

If you've ever tried to recall a recently learned phone number while using a treadmill workstation, you know it can be tough. That's because working memory isn't as efficient when using a treadmill workstation as when sitting or standing, a new...
10-Sep-2018 9:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Heat Transfer Surprise Could Lead to Thermal Transistors

As much as 100 times more heat than predicted by the standard radiation theory can flow between two nanoscale objects, even at bigger-than-nanoscale distances, researchers at the University of Michigan and the College of William and Mary have...
5-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Friending God increases purpose in life in the socially disconnected

Religious people who lack friends and purpose in life turn to God to fill those voids, according to new University of Michigan research.
30-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Receptor Protein in the Brain Controls the Body's Fat 'Rheostat'

Scientists at the University of Michigan and Vanderbilt University have identified the function of a protein that has been confounding metabolism researchers for more than two decades. And it may have implications both for treating obesity and for...
17-Aug-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Healthy Diet Linked to Healthy Cellular Aging in Women

Eating a diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains and low in added sugar, sodium and processed meats could help promote healthy cellular aging in women, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.
21-Aug-2018 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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