A drug that could reduce the harmful side effects of binge drinking, especially by teenagers, has been successfully developed and tested by an international team of scientists. They believe it also has potential for treating other neurological diseases that damage the brain. Read more.
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It is a scientific fact that your body will not absorb cholesterol if you take it from another person's plate.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued new rules that will require chain restaurants, pizza parlors and movie theaters to start displaying the calorie counts on all the food they sell. Read more
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Medical diagnosis takes a huge leap forward when a patent for a device that can create cross-sectional images of any part of the human body is awarded to a dentist-turned-computer wiz named Robert Ledley. Working in a basement laboratory at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., Ledley had built his first CT scanner—short for computed tomography—two years earlier. His scanners were soon in great demand—for the first time, doctors could see photographic renderings of soft tissue and organs, such as the brain and heart, not to mention detailed images of tumors. Get the full story.