The complex biology behind your love (or hatred) of coffee

Why do some people feel like they need three cups of coffee just to get through the day when others are happy with only one? Why do some people abstain entirely? New research suggests that our intake of coffee—the most popular beverage in America, above bottled water, sodas, tea, and beer—is affected by a positive feedback loop between genetics and […]

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Scientists discover complex connections between social dynamics and diseases

Large gatherings—from music festivals to religious pilgrimages to sporting events—have long been known to increase risks of infectious disease outbreaks. Now results from an NSF-funded study led by UC Berkeley researchers associate even small-scale community gatherings with increased transmission of diarrheal diseases. The results are published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. Gatherings at events can create environmental and social […]

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Scientists have found the product to burn calories in your sleep

Curd is good for metabolism during night time, say scientists at the University of Florida, reports the British Journal of Nutrition. They conducted an experiment on people over the age of 20. On the instructions of the experts, the respondents for the hour before bedtime eat a portion of cottage cheese. As a result, people have improved metabolism, overall health, […]

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