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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

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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

    Emulsifiers in Food Linked to Obesity in Mice

    Emulsifiers in Food Linked to Obesity in Mice

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

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    Menopause Symptoms Have Unappreciated Staying Power

    Menopause Symptoms Have Unappreciated Staying Power

    Although clinical guidelines assume just two years for hot flashes and night sweats, a large study finds a median symptom duration of more than three times that length. Dina Fine Maron reports 
     

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    Wearable Step Counters Offer Exercise Leg Up

    Wearable Step Counters Offer Exercise Leg Up

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

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    Millions Risk Alcohol–Medication Interactions

    Millions Risk Alcohol–Medication Interactions

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

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    Life Extension May Add Just Bad Time

    Life Extension May Add Just Bad Time

    Strains of the lab workhorse roundworm C. elegans that lived longer added more time being frail and had the same portion of their lives being healthy as normal worms. The work has implications for life-extension ideas such as caloric restriction. Dina Fine Maron reports
     

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    6 Steps to Women’s Heart Health

    6 Steps to Women’s Heart Health

    Researchers tracked 70,000 for decades to find lifestyle clues for better cardiovascular condition. Dina Fine Maron reports

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