12/17/2014
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  • NEWS

    You may think that any fat you lose is simply burned off.  But a team of Australian scientists say that a surprising amount of fat actually leaves the body when we exhale carbon dioxide. Read more.


  • NEWS

    A new test that can help predict if a person is at high risk of coronary heart disease--which kills an estimated 375,000 Americans a year--has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Read more.


  • NEWS

    Combining energy drinks and alcohol can make a person more likely to drive drunk, according to a new study to be published in the journal Substance Use & Misuse. Read more.


  • INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

    Yes, there are a lot of temptations out there, but here are foods that can keep you eating healthy.

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    Teach thy tongue to say ‘I don’t know.’

    —Hebrew proverb


  • NEWS

    Doing yoga may be just as good for your cardiovascular health as walking or riding a bike, according to new research published in the European Journal of Preventative Cardiology. Read more 


  • NEWS

    Salt may be more than a culprit for causing high blood pressure. A new study published in the journal BMJ Open suggests that diets high in sodium may be linked to headaches, too. Read more 

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    A 27-year-old woman, Nkem Chukwu, gives birth to seven tiny babies, via Caesarean section, at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital in Houston, Texas. The babies were 13 weeks premature. Doctors had already delivered another of her infants vaginally two weeks earlier, making Chukwu the first woman to have eight babies who survived. A week later, however, the smallest of the children, a girl weighing less than 11 ounces, will die. Get the full story

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