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Medical News Today: How stress eating might prime the body to store fat

Using a mouse model, researchers discovered that insulin controls a molecular pathway in the brain that activates during stress and leads to more weight gain. New research explains why eating high-calorie foods when stressed may lead to more significant weight gain. Researchers have long been aware that stress can lead to addiction and increase the… Read More »

Medical News Today: Ginkgo seeds may help keep skin blemish-free, but there’s a catch

Researchers have found that an ancient Chinese medical compendium was right all along — ginkgo seeds are able to kill the bacteria that cause acne and other skin conditions. However, the scientists also warn that we should not rush to make use of these seeds. The seeds of the ginkgo tree contain a substance that… Read More »

5 quick PR tricks to cover up a lack of real health care news

As all researchers know, science is a grinding parade of failure and dead ends. But as we’ve often written, news release writers sometimes seem hell-bent on making the public believe otherwise. Like expert makeup artists, they can add sparkle to lackluster findings, mask blemishes in study designs, and smooth over unimpressive data. One thing I… Read More »