09/29/2014
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  • NEWS

    People have different preferences when it comes to alcoholic beverages, and now scientists say they have a better understanding of why that's the case. New research from Penn State University suggests that genetics may play a role in why some people like the taste of alcohol and others don't. Read more


  • NEWS

    New research published in the journal Cell sheds light on why we sometimes make decisions based on past experiences, while other times we seem to act more randomly. Read more


  • NEWS

    A new study published in The Lancet Psychiatry finds that people with social anxiety disorder--also known as social phobia--may benefit more from talk therapies than from taking any kind of medication. Read more


  • INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

    A little natural aromatherapy can help you doze off.

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

    —Eleanor Roosevelt


  • NEWS

    Good news for curry lovers – turmeric, a spice commonly found in curries, may help the brain repair itself, according to a study published in the journal Stem Cell Research and Therapy. Read more


  • NEWS

    Much has already written about the potential positive effects of wine when it comes to cardiovascular health.  Now research from Spain suggests that bacteria in wine could also bring probiotic benefits. Read more

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    A sedative called thalidomide goes on the market in Germany, and soon it’s being called a “wonder drug” that’s “completely safe. In fact, doctors in Australia and Europe are so convinced of its safety that they begin prescribing it as an “off-label” treatment for morning sickness in pregnant women.  But then, to their horror, those same doctors began seeing their patients giving birth to babies with terrible defects, most notably a condition called phocomelia, in which the infants’ arms never developed and hands instead grew from their upper arms like flippers. The drug was banned in 1962, but not before 10,000 babies were born with birth defects. Get the full story.

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