01/27/2015
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  • NEWS

    The link between anticholinergic drugs--such as antidepressants and some common sleep aids--and an increased risk of dementia has been reinforced in a new study from the University of Washington School of Pharmacy. Learn more


  • NEWS

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Monday that the green coffee bean supplements—made famous by being mentioned on The Dr. Oz Show—will no longer have false weight-loss advertising after reaching a $9 million settlement. Learn more


  • NEWS

    A new study by researchers at several universities has found that people with untreated high cholestrol in their 30s may have double the risk of heart disease by the time they reach their 60s. Learn more


  • INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

    Low self-confidence can help foster depression, anxiety and stress. But there are simple things you can do to boost how you feel about yourself.

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know?

    —Ernest Hemingway


  • NEWS

    Despite the move toward marijuana legalization in a number of states, a group representing U.S. pediatricians remains opposed to legal pot because of its potentially harmful effects on children and adolescents. Learn more


  • NEWS

    Most women with breast cancer don't have a clear understanding of their particular condition, which can prevent them from making informed decisions about their treatment, according to a new study published in the journal Cancer. Learn more

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    Ida May Fuller, a recently retired legal secretary living in Vermont, becomes the first American to receive a Social Security check from the U.S. government. It’s for a grand total of $22.54, or about $350 in today’s dollars. The check is almost equal to what Fuller had paid in Social Security taxes--$24.75—in the three years before her retirement. She’ll live to be 100 and ultimately will receive almost checks from the government totaling far more than she had contributed. Get the full story.

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