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Study: Genes drive our coffee habits

LOS ANGELES - Are we wired to get wired? The folks at the Coffee and Caffeine Genetics Consortium believe so. They've found six new genetic variants associated with coffee consumption, in an analysis of about 120,000 java drinkers.

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-10-08/study-genes-drive-our-coffee-habits
Not For Web
Outside Editorial: The EPA's rule on mercury will save lives

Last week, a divided court of appeals upheld what may well be the most important environmental rule in the nation's history: the Environmental Protection Agency's mercury standards.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-29/epas-rule-mercury-will-save-lives
Opinion
Study looks into psychology of binge drinking

The chubby male in the corner couldn't wait to hit the drinks. He paced. He squirmed. He scratched his potbelly.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/120406/sta_20061204007.shtml
News
Health is in the water

We know nearly 70 percent of the Earth's surface is water, and about the same percentage in the human body.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022510/loc_567525260.shtml
News
Researchers seek less hospital time for heart attack victims

Hospitals could safely move toward releasing heart attack patients without complications after just three days, instead of the usual five or six, a team of researchers suggested on Thursday.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031500/Bre_news.html
Breaking
Evidence mounts that fiber does not prevent colon cancer

LONDON - Evidence is mounting that fiber might not prevent colon cancer after all, with a new study suggesting that one type of supplement might even be bad for the colon.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101200/Bre_Breakin.html
Breaking
The danger of trying to make life safer

Is too much safety bad for us?

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082300/Ope_column.html
Opinion
Juneau Empire Story Archive

Hospitals could safely move toward releasing heart attack patients without complications after just three days, instead of the usual five or six, a team of researchers suggested on Thursday.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031500/Bre_news.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

That's the kind of thing I've often ruminated on when, for instance, a restful moment on the beach has been shattered by the unnecessary blast of a lifeguard's whistle. It turns out, however, to be a question that scientists are taking seriously.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082300/Ope_column.shtml
Outside editorial: Study: Napping is great

Scientists say we need to wake up to the benefits of a good nap.According to a recent study in the Archives of Internal Medicine, people who napped 30 minutes a day, three times per week, were 37 percent less likely to die of heart disease.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021807/opi_20070218007.shtml
Opinion

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