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Obesity may be genetically linked to how our bodies digest carbohydrates, according to a new study from Imperial College London. The body uses carbohydrates from the food we eat to produce glucose, which is used to fuel bodily functions. The human body can either use this glucose right away or...
WASHINGTON — Dark chocolate is known to help prevent heart disease, but eating too much of it may be not so good for your body weight. But never fear! Scientists are looking for a way to concentrate dark chocolate's helpful ingredients in supplemental pills. Cocoa contains chemicals called flavanols that...
By Jessica Berman - WASHINGTON — One trillion. That’s the number of scents researchers have determined humans can detect through their sense of smell. Scientists say the figure is probably a conservative estimate. Popular and scientific literature since the 1920's has put the number of odors detectable by humans at around...
Researchers have known for some time that chocolate - especially dark chocolate - is good for the heart.  Now,  they know why. Besides tasting good, researchers found dark chocolate is protective against heart disease in two ways; it restores flexibility to stiffening arteries and prevents white blood cells from sticking...
A new exhibit at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington features a vibrant collection of orchids from all over the world. This elegant flower is not solely ornamental, its uses also extend to medicine and cooking. Sensory celebration To walk into the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington is to encounter a...
Representative Rida Cabanilla has proposed a bill to allow the growing and export of marijuana products as the solution for the state’s growing unfunded liabilities. “This is something we already know how to do,” said Cabanilla.  “And the market is getting bigger every day.”  Ironically, the bill does not legalize the...