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August 21, 1989 | Compiled from staff and wire reports
An addiction to opiates produced by the brain while dieting may be the cause of anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder in which patients starve themselves, sometimes to death, Michigan researchers said last week. The scientists say their research, presented at the 40th annual meeting of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, suggested anorexics may have "abnormal biological responses" to diet-triggered opiates.
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HEALTH
February 4, 2008 | Elena Conis, Special to The Times
Later this month, kisses will be exchanged on cards, in boxes of candy -- and, of course, on the lips. Scientists know how humans kiss and what happens to the body during a kiss, but why people began puckering up in the first place remains unknown. A romantic kiss, blandly stated, involves movement of the lower jaw (the sole movable bone in the head) and contraction of 34 muscles in the face, neck and head -- principally the orbicularis orbis, which surrounds the mouth and allows the lips to pucker.
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November 9, 1996
Hans W. Kosterlitz, 93, biochemist whose discovery of opiate-like substances fostered research on painkillers. In 1975, Kosterlitz and his former student John Hughes discovered enkephalins, naturally occurring substances in the brain. They continued to study brain substances, which as a group are called endorphins. The breakthrough paved the way for major research into new kinds of nonaddictive painkillers. Kosterlitz, Hughes and American researcher Solomon H.
NEWS
July 4, 2001 | CHRIS ERSKINE
Our two most recent presidents have been joggers. They run to purge the Oval Office air from their lungs and the political poisons from their brains. Two powerful men, both runners, both setting an example for the nation. But I don't let that deter me. "You're running this morning?" my wife asks. "Uh-huh," I say. "Good luck," she says. She's seen me run--strong, powerful strides, arms flopping every which way. Like someone playing tennis without a racket. Like someone dodging bottle rockets.
NEWS
July 4, 2001 | CHRIS ERSKINE
Our two most recent presidents have been joggers. They run to purge the Oval Office air from their lungs and the political poisons from their brains. Two powerful men, both runners, both setting an example for the nation. But I don't let that deter me. "You're running this morning?" my wife asks. "Uh-huh," I say. "Good luck," she says. She's seen me run--strong, powerful strides, arms flopping every which way. Like someone playing tennis without a racket. Like someone dodging bottle rockets.
HEALTH
December 29, 2008 | Jay Blahnik, Blahnik is a Laguna Beach- based personal trainer and IDEA Health & Fitness Assn. spokesman. A freelancer, he has appeared in more than 25 videos and is the author of "Full-Body Flexibility."
When I do cardio, I seem to sweat more than most people. I notice that some people do not seem to sweat at all, even when working out hard. Am I burning more calories, or just not as fit as I should be? Peter Ventura The more you contract your muscles during exercise, the more heat you produce. Sweat is necessary to cool the body while exercising because it prevents you from overheating. However, your environment, exercise intensity, fitness level, gender and genetics all play a role in how easily and how much you sweat.
BOOKS
May 1, 1988 | Lee Dembart
It isn't often I get a book that makes me laugh. Gorman tells us "that the purpose of science is to provide us with something to talk about when art and poetry and music lose their appeal."
HEALTH
February 4, 2008 | Elena Conis, Special to The Times
Later this month, kisses will be exchanged on cards, in boxes of candy -- and, of course, on the lips. Scientists know how humans kiss and what happens to the body during a kiss, but why people began puckering up in the first place remains unknown. A romantic kiss, blandly stated, involves movement of the lower jaw (the sole movable bone in the head) and contraction of 34 muscles in the face, neck and head -- principally the orbicularis orbis, which surrounds the mouth and allows the lips to pucker.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 17, 1988 | DONNA PERLMUTTER
Just beneath the pale softness of her Botticelli face some vague hint of trepidation shows as Suzanne Farrell floats into the lobby of the Chateau Marmont. Her uneasiness, masked perhaps by the calm and quietude that surrounds the hotel, is almost palpable. But nothing is different. Farrell has always made her aura palpable.
NEWS
January 2, 2012 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Physical education may be disappearing from some schools, but a study finds that kids who engage in sports or physical activity may do better academically. Researchers analyzed 14 studies (most from the U.S.) looking at the relationship between exercise and school performance. Of those, 10 were based on observation, four used interventions. The number of participants, aged 6 to 18, ranged from 53 to about 12,000. The study was released Monday in the journal Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine . Although some of the studies were inconsistent in discovering a link between being more active and better academic performance, other papers did find evidence.
NEWS
November 9, 1996
Hans W. Kosterlitz, 93, biochemist whose discovery of opiate-like substances fostered research on painkillers. In 1975, Kosterlitz and his former student John Hughes discovered enkephalins, naturally occurring substances in the brain. They continued to study brain substances, which as a group are called endorphins. The breakthrough paved the way for major research into new kinds of nonaddictive painkillers. Kosterlitz, Hughes and American researcher Solomon H.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 1989 | Compiled from staff and wire reports
An addiction to opiates produced by the brain while dieting may be the cause of anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder in which patients starve themselves, sometimes to death, Michigan researchers said last week. The scientists say their research, presented at the 40th annual meeting of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, suggested anorexics may have "abnormal biological responses" to diet-triggered opiates.
BOOKS
May 1, 1988 | Lee Dembart
It isn't often I get a book that makes me laugh. Gorman tells us "that the purpose of science is to provide us with something to talk about when art and poetry and music lose their appeal."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 2013 | By Thomas H. Maugh II
Shortly before she entered graduate school at Johns Hopkins University in 1970, Candace Pert broke her back in a riding accident. Dulling the pain from her injury with morphine led her to speculate about how the drug exerted its effects on the brain. Her graduate advisor, neuroscientist Solomon H. Snyder, set her to searching for an insulin receptor and discouraged her from following her interest in morphine. According to Pert's account, he ultimately forbade her to attempt to explain morphine's mechanism of action.
HEALTH
January 17, 2011 | Marc Siegel, The Unreal World
The premise Twenty-seven-year-old Aron Ralston ( James Franco) is a mechanical engineer and thrill-seeker. He is in Utah's Blue John Canyon when he falls down a narrow canyon, and his arm is pinned by a large chalkstone boulder. He watches as his fingers turn blue and gray from insufficient blood flow (ischemia). Though he doesn't appear to be in pain, he is unable to free himself. He has very little food and water, and finally, as he grows dehydrated, he drinks his own urine.
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