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Why Are We More Hungry In The Winter?

When winter arrives, many of us want to eat more. Some experts say it's a vestige of biology: the drive to hoard calories like chipmunks. Others say it's because we have more opportunities to eat — parties, holiday gatherings and other events of the season.
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Winter Munchies: Do We Eat More In Colder Months?

It seems like the minute the weather turns colder, we crave more to eat. But why? Some experts say it's vestiges of biology — chipmunk behavior nudging us to eat more. Others say it's opportunity — more parties because there are more holidays.
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For Black Girls, Lack Of Exercise Heightens Obesity Risk

About half of African-American women in the U.S. are obese, compared to 30 percent of white women. Black women not only carry more weight, but they start piling on extra pounds years before their white counterparts. Around age 8 or 9, girls become less active, and the decline is steepest for black girls.
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GWU Grad Student Dies From Meningitis

A George Washington University graduate student has died after contracting meningitis.
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States Would Get More Flexibility On 'Essential Benefits' Under Proposal

The Obama administration's plan would let states match benefits with existing plans. That idea is drawing criticism from both sides of the health care debate.
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Treating Stress, Speech Disorders With Music

More and more hospitals and clinics now offer music therapy as a supplementary treatment for everything from anxiety to Alzheimer's, but its efficacy varies for different conditions. Neurologist Oliver Sacks and several music therapists discuss the science and practice of music therapy.

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