11/28/2014
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  • NEWS

    Chinese scientists working with mice say a compound found in plants and some Chinese herbal medicines may protect against weight gain by triggering the body to burn more calories. Read more.


  • NEWS

    A new approach to fighting Alzheimer's disease involves targeting a protein in the brain that arouses you from sleeping, according to scientists from the School of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis. Read more.


  • NEWS

    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.


  • INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

    Here’s what it is and how you can control it.

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    It is a scientific fact that your body will not absorb cholesterol if you take it from another person's plate.

    —Dave Barry


  • NEWS

    The number of cancer cases linked to obesity and being overweight is expected to increase across the planet in coming years, according to a new analysis published in The Lancet Oncology. This will be particularly true in North America.  Read more


  • NEWS

    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

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    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.

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