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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...
HANOI — In Vietnam, there are rising concerns about the excessive use of pesticides on crops. To ensure their vegetables are safe, some consumers are now shopping for produce online. Billboards carry the message “don’t abuse pesticides, think of the consumer,” but a lack of government regulation has done little...
By Carol Pearson - A new study at the Cleveland Clinic shows that bariatric surgery reverses Type 2 diabetes 90 percent of the time, meaning patients have normal blood sugar levels, sometimes immediately afterwards, and they no longer have to take insulin or other medications to control the illness. Marla...
Researchers have discovered yet another reason to hit the gym. A new study of older adults who were at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease claims that moderate physical activity can prevent shrinkage of the hippocampus, the area of the brain responsible for memory and spatial orientation. It is also the...
Not all dinosaurs went extinct. Some are alive today in the form of birds. A new study finds that shrinking helped these birds continue to thrive and evolve. “If we really want to know how birds came about, then we need to study the line leading to birds, which includes...
Vine - Twitters' video sharing application - is the latest social media craze in Hawaii. Those not familiar with the application can imagine what a baby would look like if YouTube and Twitter shacked up. While Twitter is micro blogging, Vine is Micro Vlogging. People create and share 6-second videos through...
A large German study is the latest clinical trial to suggest that a cheap generic treatment for diabetes can stave off symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, although conclusive proof from a more formal trial could be about five years away. Earlier studies have suggested that people and animals given the widely...
  By Jerome Socolovsky - It used to be done mainly at spiritual retreats and in yoga centers, but now mindfulness meditation is practiced in offices, schools, prisons and even the U.S. military. Although it’s been around for decades, the mindfulness movement is being called a revolution. Advocates say it reduces...
HONOLULU – Masaharu Morimoto, known to millions as the star of Iron Chef and Iron Chef America, is pleased to announce some exciting new menu items at Morimoto Waikiki (1775 Ala Moana Boulevard; 808.943.5900), the signature restaurant at The Modern Honolulu.  Morimoto Waikiki features a stylish dining environment and...
By Jessica Berman - WASHINGTON—People with cognitive problems - including memory loss due to Alzheimer’s disease - may someday be able to have their memory boosted with electric current.  Researchers used a non-invasive procedure called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to jumpstart a region of the brain that’s involved in forming...