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A study in mice suggests that our brains tell us when to start and stop drinking long before our bodies are fully hydrated. Guido Mieth/Getty Images hide caption

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Still Thirsty? It's Up To Your Brain, Not Your Body

Thirst is what compels us to start hydrating. Now scientists have found a brain circuit in mice that seems to switch off thirst when they've taken in enough fluid and before it gets dangerous.

A study in mice suggests that our brains tell us when to start and stop drinking long before our bodies are fully hydrated. Guido Mieth/Getty Images hide caption

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Still Thirsty? It's Up To Your Brain, Not Your Body

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Johnnie Walker is launching Johnnie Walker Black Label The Jane Walker Edition, just in time for Women's History Month. Johnnie Walker hide caption

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Do Ladies Need Their Own Scotch?

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Nikolas Cruz appears in court for a status hearing before Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer earlier this month. He is facing 17 charges of premeditated murder in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Mike Stocker/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Parkland Shooting Suspect: A Story Of Red Flags, Ignored

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White House communications director Hope Hicks is resigning, the White House announced on Wednesday. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Hope Hicks To Resign As White House Communications Director

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Rachel Morrison, seen here on set for Mudbound, had her big breakthrough with Fruitvale Station in 2013. Steve Dietl/Netflix hide caption

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'I Can't Believe I Am The First,' Says Oscar-Nominated Female Cinematographer

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