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Sleep badly, burn calories?

Sleep apnea, a disorder that can cause sufferers to temporarily stop breathing while snoozing, has long been associated with obesity. Paradoxical new findings suggest an ironic benefit: the worse the disease gets, the more calories patients burn...

December 15, 2008 — Jordan Lite

Colonoscopy: Not so great after all?

For about a decade, public health officials have been aggressively pushing colonoscopy, a procedure that inspects the colon for growths using a tube and camera, as the gold standard for detecting tumors while they're still treatable...

December 15, 2008 — Jordan Lite

The Skinny on Fat: Is Obesity in Our Genes?

Researchers have identified six genes that may play a role in our appetite and, as a result, in whether we're plump or thin. They report in Nature Genetics that the genes appear to affect brain activity that controls how much we eat, indicating that obesity, at least in part, may stem from behavior passed on from one generation to the next...

December 15, 2008 — Coco Ballantyne

Free broadband plan on hold after FCC meeting is scrapped

A vote that would have decided whether U.S. Internet users would get access to free, nationwide broadband service has been put off. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) canceled a meeting scheduled for Thursday at which regulators would have decided whether the agency would auction off a spectrum of unused airwaves for the purpose of building the massive network...

December 15, 2008 — Jordan Lite

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