09/16/2014
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  • NEWS

    A team of researchers at the Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas at Dallas has mapped how the brain processes fear, a development that could pave the way for better treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Read more


  • NEWS

    A specific pattern of baldness that often begins developing at age 45 has been linked to an increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer.  The pattern is reflected in loss of hair at the front of the head and significant thinning at the crown. Read more


  • NEWS

    The old proverb "Happy wife, happy life" just may have something to it, according to a new study published in the Journal of Marriage and Family. Read more


  • INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

    Whether you want to make sure you have energy for a workout or for a festive night out, it helps to know the best foods for the occasion. 

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    The best doctors and medicine in the world can't save you if you don't do what you're supposed to do.

    —Magic Johnson


  • NEWS

    Is sitting at your desk all day giving you aches and pains? Alternating between sitting and standing may help alleviate back pain, as well as reduce fatigue levels, finds new research published in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Read more


  • NEWS

    The human brain may have the ability to adapt and compensate for signs of early Alzheimer's disease, according to new research published in Nature Neuroscience. Read more

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    A self-taught Dutch scientist named Antonie van Leeuwenhoek sends a letter to the Royal Society of London describing his discovery of microscopic “animalcules” living inside his mouth. Van Leeuwenhoek had scraped plaque from between his teeth and put it under a microscope he himself had built.  In his letter, he says that he saw “many very little living animalcules, very prettily a-moving." Van Leeuwenhoek was the first person to observe tiny organisms alive inside humans, microscopic creatures that would come to be known as bacteria. Get the full story.

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