How to Eat Like an Olympic Bobsledder

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_84c56eaeed.jpgLiv Friis-Larsen/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- The biggest competition of your life is one week away. It’s in a foreign country, in a totally different time zone, in a totally different language.  Everything is different -- except the food you eat. “When it comes to the Olympics you never try anything new.  Everything’s been tested and tried here,” said Jenn Gibson, a sports dietician with the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).

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Caffeine Addiction Can Be Serious

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_cc54a23071.jpgOleksii Afanasiev/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Like just about anything else, it’s possible to get hooked on caffeine to the point where trying to kick the habit can produce some very unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Professors from American University, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the University of Vermont got together to learn more about problematic use of caffeine, which most can consume without it ruining their lives.

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Food Insecurities Plague Most College Students

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_1aec71bff1.jpgCandyBoxImages/Thinkstock (CORVALLIS, Ore.) -- College students have a lot on their plate without having to worry about something termed “food insecurities.” Researchers from Oregon State University and Oregon’s Benton County Health Department say nearly six of ten students have some form of this condition, which means they have limited or uncertain access to healthy food because of high costs.

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What’s Behind Most Super Bowl Crowd Injuries?

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_e8e8f021bb.jpgFuse/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Not all Super Bowl injuries take place on the field. While the players get banged up on the gridiron, people in the stands sometimes get hurt too. And those injuries often have one factor in common, experts say: alcohol. Kelly Legania, a medic who worked last year’s Super Bowl, said that slips and falls were the most common injuries to send fans to the medic last year when the Baltimore Ravens took on the San Francisco 49ers at the Superdome in New Orleans.

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Would You Volunteer to Get the Flu?

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_e32f5c28dc.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- No one wants to get the flu, but what if you could get paid to suffer through the virus? Scientists with the National Institutes of Health are looking for up to 100 brave volunteers to have the virus, that kills thousands of people every year, sprayed into their noses. The people who are willing to battle sneezes, sniffles and aches for the sake of science could be compensated as much as $3,000 for their time, according to the study protocols.

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