In the midst of our overflowing tables, hunger remains a hidden problem

November 26th, 2014 No comments

Today, as on any Thanksgiving, there will be cooking chaos and calming chats, turkey platters and turkey bowls, family fun and TV football. And amid the bounty for which we set aside a national holiday to give thanks there is this non sequitur — Americans …

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Powdered measles vaccine shows promise in early clinical trials

November 26th, 2014 No comments

BOULDER, Colo., Nov. 26 (UPI) –No more arm pricks and colorful bandages for kids getting their measles vaccination. A new vaccine for the virus is making headway in early clinical trials — and it comes in powder form, taken not through injection but …

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What Really Happens In Your Body When You Eat Too Much Turkey

November 26th, 2014 No comments

This video from American Chemical Society’s Reactions YouTube channel highlights all the fixings of a Thanksgiving dinner—and shows exactly what they do to your body. Here’s what you need to know: Your stomach can expand to the volume of a liter (that’s the size of a large burrito!).  The gas in fizzy drinks like soda or beer fills up more space than the liquid it comes in, stretching your stomach further than anticipated.

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Put down the doughnut: Trans fat may hurt your memory

November 26th, 2014 No comments

Source: The American Heart Association’s “A History of Trans Fat” (CNN)– If you can’t remember where your car keys are, you may want to eat fewer muffins. It turns out the more trans fat you eat, the less you may remember, according to a study presented …

‘He’s The Light, I’m A Prism': Wife Finds Gratitude In Every Moment As Young Husband Dies Of Cancer

November 26th, 2014 No comments

Minneapolis resident Aaron Purmort, 35, was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2011 after suffering a seizure at work. “Before [his first brain] surgery, Aaron made a lot of boner jokes. Aaron Purmort, 35, has died of brain cancer. His wife Nora Purmort, detailed their lives on the popular blog "My Husband's Tumor."

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