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Scientific American reporter Dina Fine Maron gives a weekly one-minute report on the latest health and medical news. To view all of our archived podcasts please go to www.scientificamerican.com/podcast

Scientific American reporter Dina Fine Maron gives a weekly one-minute report on the latest health and medical news. To view all of our archived podcasts please go to www.scientificamerican.com/podcast Show more

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Emulsifiers in Food Linked to Obesity in Mice

Published Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:00:00 -0800

The common food additives altered mice microbiomes to encourage gut inflammation and overeating. Dina Fine Maron reports  

Menopause Symptoms Have Unappreciated Staying Power

Published Tue, 17 Feb 2015 12:18:00 -0800

Although clinical guidelines assume just two years for hot flashes and night sweats, a large study finds a median symptom ...

Wearable Step Counters Offer Exercise Leg Up

Published Wed, 11 Feb 2015 18:30:00 -0800

High-tech pedometers do a decent job of counting steps accurately. Dina Fine Maron reports.

Millions Risk Alcohol–Medication Interactions

Published Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:50:00 -0800

Some 42 percent of U.S. adults who drink have been prescribed a drug that may interact negatively with alcohol. Dina Fine Maron ...

Your Fat Needs Sleep, Too

Published Tue, 16 Oct 2012 14:46:08 -0700

A small study finds that sleep-deprived fat cells are less sensitive to insulin, a condition that often precedes diabetes. ...