Nearly three million viewers have seen Dr. Robert Lustig's YouTube video "Sugar: The Bitter Truth." In a new book, he documents the science and politics behind the obesity pandemic and calls for an overhaul of the global food system.
To change negative attitudes about body size, simply reframing what people see might help. Women in England became more tolerant of overweight people when they were shown more photos of plus-sized women in neutral leotards.
In his latest book Hallucinations, neurologist Oliver Sacks collects stories of individuals who can see, hear and smell things that aren't really there--such as strange voices, or collages of unrecognizable faces--and explores the disorders and drugs that can produce such illusions.
As the holiday season ramps up, so do D.C. area groups who work to fight hunger thoughout the region. Nonprofits are seeing a significant increase in visitors seeking meals, according to the Capital Area Food Bank.
At health clinics along the Thai-Myanmar border, malaria is getting tougher to treat as resistance to medication grows. Doctors say it may be time to focus on eradicating malaria before the drugs lose potency.
An experimental vaccine for malaria reduces infants' risk of the disease by about a third. That's less than researchers had hoped for, given the vaccine's effectiveness in toddlers, but doctors say it's enough to prevent many high fevers, seizures and deaths in a lot of African children.
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