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Procrastination is the flip side of acting impulsively, a study of twins suggests. Here's why: lat.ms/1htLXxy
This ancient shrimp-like animal has the oldest circulatory system known to science. @NatureComms via @aminawrite lat.ms/1qsbfeS
Glucosamine may not do much for joints, but could it extend your life? New research in @NatureComms says it might. lat.ms/1oN2rVm
.@latimeshealth Teen pregnancy prevention must focus on evidence-based approaches to delay sexual activity & use of effective contraception.
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The good news: 90% of teen girls get sex education. The bad news: 83% get it AFTER they've started having sex. lat.ms/1lObWl7
In these paralyzed patients, electrodes stand in for the brain and send signals to the legs to get them to move. lat.ms/1gI2yYB
Does laziness make people fat? New research from @UCLA suggests it's the other way around. via @DeborahNetburn lat.ms/1imSmpl
Poverty is hazardous to a child's health, even at the cellular level. @LATMelissaHealy explains. lat.ms/1kEekXF
$12,900: Medical costs over a lifetime for those who become obese as adults. lat.ms/1stIaDQ
$19,000: The lifetime medical cost of childhood obesity, per child. @AmerAcadPeds via @marymacvean lat.ms/1stIaDQ
RT @PMoneyLA: Computer glitches hamper healthcare delivery to California's poor. latimes.com/local/la-me-ob… @LATerynbrown
'How Gregorian chants helped me find my running rhythm' lati.ms/vrzsC ~ @LennyMBernstein #LATFit
From oxytocin to oxycontin, check out our recap of the week's news: lat.ms/MUUxYA subscribe here: bit.ly/Pa4seO
To fight flab, it helps to wake up early and get outside. @PLOSONE study links morning light and low BMI. lat.ms/1edyOTh
"Most women diagnosed with breast cancer will be cured regardless of whether the cancer was found by a mammogram." lat.ms/1mzSG8r
Mammograms save lives, but they're not all they're cracked up to be, doctors write in @JAMA_current lat.ms/1mzSG8r
If you've been eating 5 servings of fruits & vegetables/day (and even if you haven't), it's time to up your game. lat.ms/1ksYxuG
New nutrition advice: Eat "5-a-day" of fruits and vegetables. THEN eat 2 more servings of veggies. via @marymacvean lat.ms/1ksYxuG
MT @saveantibiotics: @UCLAHealth hospitals to serve meat raised w/o antibiotics in fight against superbugs @LATerynbrown...
Three years of data back up initial results showing that surgery trumps meds for controlling type 2 diabetes. lat.ms/1iX6Csd
Smoke-free laws --> fewer kids admitted to the hospital for asthma & other ailments. via @TheLancet lat.ms/QzRM1v
Are humans wired to lie? In some situations, the answer seems to be yes, thanks to the "love hormone." lat.ms/1rZCWiO
Are anti-smoking laws worth it? YES, especially for kids, @TheLancet study says. via @marymacvean lat.ms/QzRM1v
Ready for a serious #workout? Try these suggestions from Roy Wallack: lat.ms/1i2qk3y
Do you get #migraines? I do, and learned a lot from Lily Dayton @latimeshealth lat.ms/1dC4XJa