Mice treated with this cytokine lose weight by ‘sweating’ fat

Treating obese mice with the cytokine known as TSLP led to significant abdominal fat and weight loss compared to controls, according to new research published Thursday in Science from researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Unexpectedly, the fat loss was not associated with decreased food intake or faster metabolism. Instead, the researchers discovered that […]

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Missouri ‘Voted for This Lie,’ Says State Rep Trying to Block Medicaid Expansion

It is hard to qualify for Medicaid as an adult in Missouri. Single adults aren’t eligible for coverage through the state’s program — dubbed MO HealthNet — at all, and parents can’t make more than 21% of the federal poverty level: $5,400 in 2021 for a family of three. That was all set to change on July 1 because of […]

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This Simple Breathing Exercise Might Alleviate Your Pandemic-Related Stress

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected us all in ways we may never fully realize until, well, it’s fully over. For this week’s Friday Sessions, we spoke with Dr. James Gordon, M.D., the founder and executive director of the Center for Mind Body Medicine, about the trauma we’re all experiencing as a result of the pandemic—and how simple breathing techniques might […]

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