09/15/2014
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  • NEWS

    Is sitting at your desk all day giving you aches and pains? Alternating between sitting and standing may help alleviate back pain, as well as reduce fatigue levels, finds new research published in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Read more


  • NEWS

    The human brain may have the ability to adapt and compensate for signs of early Alzheimer's disease, according to new research published in Nature Neuroscience. Read more


  • NEWS

    Scientists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have developed "electronic skin," which they say may be able to detect breast lumps that may otherwise go unnoticed. Read more


  • INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

    Whether you want to make sure you have energy for a workout or for a festive night out, it helps to know the best foods for the occasion. 

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.

    —Hippocrates


  • NEWS

    Most of us associate sunny days with happier times. But new research published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry concludes that there's a correlation between days with more hours of sunshine and  higher suicide rates. Read more


  • NEWS

    The results of a survey of U.S. high school seniors show that they see different consequences from alcohol and marijuana and tend to perceive pot as being less dangerous. Read more

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    A self-taught Dutch scientist named Antonie van Leeuwenhoek sends a letter to the Royal Society of London describing his discovery of microscopic “animalcules” living inside his mouth. Van Leeuwenhoek had scraped plaque from between his teeth and put it under a microscope he himself had built.  In his letter, he says that he saw “many very little living animalcules, very prettily a-moving." Van Leeuwenhoek was the first person to observe tiny organisms alive inside humans, microscopic creatures that would come to be known as bacteria. Get the full story.

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