08/03/2015
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  • NEWS

    When kids are very picky eaters, it may reflect other underlying conditions, such as anxiety, depression and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to new research from Duke Medicine. Learn more


  • NEWS

    In a new study on mice published in the journal Cell, scientists say they've discovered the gene that controls our body clocks and now have a better understanding of why shift work can have such a negative impact on a person's health. Learn more


  • NEWS

    According to a study published in JAMA Oncology, treating patients near the end of their life with chemotherapy may do more harm than good in terms of their quality of life. The research suggests that chemotherapy can hasten deterioration in patients who haven’t yet lost their ability to perform daily activities. Learn more

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    Keep your face always to the sunshine--and shadows will fall behind you.

    —Walt Whitman


  • NEWS

    Brain exercises that increase self-control such as mindfulness meditation may be highly effective in helping a person successfully quit smoking. Learn more


  • NEWS

    Women who exercise in their teenage years may have a lower chance of dying in middle age from causes such as cancer, suggests a new study from the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. Learn more.

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    A man named William Kemmler, convicted of killing his wife with an axe, is led into a room in New York’s Auburn Prison, strapped into a chair and has electrodes attached to his head. He will become the first person executed in an electric chair, although it takes two tries. The inventor of the device had actually sought and received advice from Thomas Edison. Get the full story.

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