06/02/2015
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    Prolonged exposure to staph bacteria can cause symptoms very similar to those of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from the University of Iowa. Learn more


  • NEWS

    Here's more evidence that you're probably sitting at your desk too much. According to new guidelines from the British Journal of Sports Medicine, office workers should stand for at least two hours during the day to counteract the effect of all that sitting. Learn more


  • NEWS

    The newest approach to fighting cancer will take a big step forward this summer with a clinical trial focusing on prescribing drugs that target the molecular mutations of a tumor rather than an entire organ. Learn more

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    People don't notice if it's winter or summer when they're happy.

    —Anton Chekhov


  • NEWS

    Obesity can lead to a host of health problems. Now, researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia have added another potential consequence--a higher risk of developing atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm disorder that can help cause blood clots, stroke and heart failure. Learn more


  • NEWS

    Contact lens wearers, beware: You may be carrying around triple the level of certain bacteria on the surface of your eyeball compared to those who don’t wear contacts, according to a small study conducted at NYU’s Langone Medical Center. Learn more

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    An article titled "Pop Goes the Café Coronary" in the June issue of Emergency Medicine magazine describes a procedure which the author, a Cincinnati doctor named Henry Heimlich, claims can save people choking on food. The story gets picked up by a nationally syndicated medical writer, and a few weeks later, a retired restaurateur who had read about the technique just the night before saves a neighbor choking on a piece of chicken. Get the full story

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