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Here’s Why It Feels Like You Always Have Room for Dessert

Here’s Why It Feels Like You Always Have Room for Dessert

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How many times have you eaten a well-balanced meal, declared yourself full ... and then skimmed the dessert menu? Or considered digging into the pint of mint chocolate chip in your freezer? Turns out there’s a scientific reason for this phenomenon. It’s called sensory-specific satiety.Translation: When you eat one type of food, you develop a decreased appetite for that food compared to other foods with different tastes, textures, and colors. Sensory-specific satiety helps explain why it's oh-so-challenging to avoid overeating at a buffet. It’s also why you always seem to have room for dessert.So if you’re hardwired this way (it’s science, right?), what can you do to avoid ending a meal feeling uncomfortably full? Here are three techniques to combat your brain’s desire to have it all, so yo
Breast cancer helpline founder paid herself £31k

Breast cancer helpline founder paid herself £31k

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A national breast cancer charity is being investigated after its founder paid herself £31,000, in breach of charity law.Wendy Watson, who launched the National Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline in 1996, has resigned as a trustee. Financial irregularities were uncovered by the Charity Commission, which has issued an official warning for "significant breaches of trust".Lawyers for Mrs Watson and the charity described the payments as "an error".Mrs Watson, of Derbyshire, founded the charity four years after she became the first woman in the UK to have a pre-emptive mastectomy. Five years ago she was appointed MBE for services to people with breast cancer.The pre-emptive mastectomy procedure was made famous in 2013 when American actress Angelina Jolie had the surgery.The charity was set up to
New research shows fat-shaming can be a health hazard

New research shows fat-shaming can be a health hazard

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The practice of fat shaming at the doctor's office can be harmful to both the mental and physical health of a patient, according to a comprehensive new review of research published Thursday. "Disrespectful treatment and medical fat shaming ... is stressful and can cause patients to delay health care seeking or avoid interacting with providers," the abstract to the new review published Thursday by Joan C. Chrisler and Angela Barney, researchers at Connecticut College's Department of Psychology stated. The review examined 46 past studies, which looked doctors' biases towards obesity and also compared patients' reports of fat shaming from their doctors with their health outcomes. Researchers found that fat shaming from a doctor can take a significant negative toll on a patient's health, as...
35 children die in north Indian hospital in 3 days

35 children die in north Indian hospital in 3 days

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Parents of at least 35 children who have died in a state-run hospital in northern India over the past three days have alleged that the fatalities were due to the lack of a sufficient oxygen supply in the children's ward. District Magistrate Rajiv Rautela said Saturday that the deaths of the children being treated for different ailments at the Baba Raghav Das Medical College Hospital in Gorakhpur city in Uttar Pradesh state were due to natural causes. He denied that an insufficient oxygen supply led to their deaths. Parents said that the oxygen supply to the ward ran out Thursday night and that patients' families were given self-inflating bags to help the children breathe. "That's the time when the death of the children peaked," said Mritunjaya Singh, whose 7-month-old son was admitted to ...
Lawmaker seeks probe after AP reveals maggots in NY facility

Lawmaker seeks probe after AP reveals maggots in NY facility

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A New York state lawmaker is demanding a federal investigation into New York state's care for the disabled following a recent Associated Press story that revealed the case of a man infested with maggots in a state-run group home. Democratic Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi, of Utica, told the AP on Saturday that he is asking the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to investigate the group home and other state-regulated facilities for the disabled where there have been allegations of abuse and neglect. "It's clear from seeing this that New York state cannot be relied on to police itself," he said. "When you have thousands of cases (of abuse and neglect) happening across the state — this being one of the most egregious — we must give some reassurance to families that their loved ones a