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Study indicates obesity may be infectious

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

It’s been theorized for a while that obesity can be “spread” between friends and family members due to the natural tendency to copy one another’s eating habits, but a new study suggests that obesity could actually be infectious. The study, which was published online Feb. 1 in the journal Nature, showed that mice which were engineered to have a […]

Conjoined twins leave hospital after separation

Monday, December 5th, 2011

  Two formerly conjoined toddlers have recovered from separation surgery and are leaving a Richmond, Virginia hospital in the hopes of soon returning home to the Dominican Republic. On Friday, Maria and Teresa Tapia were released from Children’s Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University. The 20-month-old girls had been joined at the chest and underwent complicated surgery that lasted nearly […]