Category: Dole Nutrition Institute


Lasting Effects of Being Born Too Early

For the first time, researchers document why it’s so important to help premature babies develop in utero for as long as possible.

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Are You Strategically Living Your Life?

Strategic planning is typically thought of in terms of how large businesses and nations design a plan of action to accomplish their specific goals — but it is a fabulous tool for individuals as well.

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Rethinking Motion Sickness

In a cavernous basement laboratory at the University of Minnesota,Thomas Stoffregen thrusts another unwitting study subject — well, me — into the “moving room.


New Study Explains Why Redheads Have Increased Melanoma Risk

A gene receptor called “melanocortin-1″ (MC1R) influences skin tone and hair color. One mutation in MC1R leads to red hair and light skin.

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Moon Phases Tied to Sleep Cycles

The lunar cycle has been tied to a range of mysterious powers, from increases in violent crimes and hospital admissions to fertility and blood loss, and scientists consider most such beliefs nonsensical.

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Sleeping Pills Most Popular With Older People

If you’ve had problems sleeping and have taken a pill to help, you’re not alone.


How Exercise Can Help Us Learn

Over the past decade, in study after study in animals and people, exercise has been shown to improve the ability to learn and remember. But the specifics of that process have remained hazy.

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Higher Blood Sugar Level Linked To Dementia

Higher blood-sugar levels, even those well short of diabetes, seem to raise the risk of developing dementia, a major new study has found.

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How Anthrax Toxins Cause Illness, Death

Researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, both part of the National Institutes of Health, have identified the cells in two distinc


12 Things Successful Women Do Differently

Every woman has her own definition of success. But there are certain traits that most successful women share.