Gut bacteria play a role in mood and emotion. Are probiotics the key to a better antidepressant?

The Atlantic

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Paleolithic diets have become all the rage, but are they getting our ancestral diet all wrong?

ScientificAmerican

Factory meat, cruel and bad for us

CNN.com

Parents and doctors assume eating disorders very rarely affect males. However, a study of 5,527 teenage males from across the U.S., published Nov.4 in JAMA Pediatrics, challenges this belief. Boston Children’s Hospital researchers found 17.9 percent of adolescent boys were extremely concerned about their weight and physique. These boys were more likely to start engaging in risky behaviors, including drug use and frequent binge drinking.

ScienceDaily

A large-scale study has now shown that adult women with anorexia whose disorder is not too severe can be treated successfully on an out-patient basis. Even after conclusion of therapy, they continue to make significant weight gains.

ScienceDaily

Sugar-sweetened beverages are one of the major culprits in the obesity epidemic, but sodas have also been connected to behavioral problems among teens. That link apparently extends to young kids as well.

TIME

Inside a lab on the Stanford University campus, students experience what it might feel like to be a cow

Scientific American