08/28/2014
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  • NEWS

    Using light, researchers at M.I.T. have been able to manipulate the brains of mice in a way that changed their fearful memories into happy ones.  The discovery offers promise for the future treatment of PTSD and depression. Read more


  • NEWS

    New research from Chinese scientists suggests that people who work night shifts, or who have inconsistent hours, may be more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, compared to those who work more conventional hours. Read more


  • NEWS

    According to a new study published in the Lancet, three-quarters of cancer patients who are clinically depressed are not getting proper treatment, at least in part because many people wrongly assume that depression is a normal reaction to cancer. Read more


  • INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

    Here are seven different drinks you can make for yourself, each with its own benefit .

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    The very first requirement in a hospital is that it should do the sick no harm.

    —Florence Nightingale


  • NEWS

    Aerobic exercise may preserve more than cardiovascular health, according to a study published in Neurobiology of Aging.  Research suggests that kind of fitness can also keep our minds sharp.  Read more


  • NEWS

    Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, may be tempting non-smoking teens to try smoking the real thing, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Read more

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    For the first time, the U.S. government acknowledges that it has begun looking into the potential harmful effects of DDT, the widely-used pesticide.  The announcement, made by President John F. Kennedy at a press conference, had been prompted by a series of articles in New Yorker magazine by biologist Rachel Carson that will become her momentous book, Silent Spring.  In making the case that chemicals can damage nature and potentially cause cancer in humans, Carson sparked the birth of the environmental movement in America. Get the full story.

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