07/24/2014
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  • NEWS

    Based on a study of the behavior of dogs, researchers in California say that the emotion of jealousy likely is hardwired into our brains. They suggest it's a mechanism we've developed to   protect people in our group from outside threats. Read more


  • NEWS

    A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds that most children and teens who are overweight believe that that they are an appropriate weight for their age and height. Read more


  • NEWS

    Popular herbs such as rosemary, marjoram and oregano contains compounds that may help people manage type 2 diabetes, say researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Read more


  • INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

    Finding the undertones in your skin can make a big difference in how you look.

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    If your stomach disputes you, lie down and pacify it with cool thoughts.

    —Satchel Paige


  • NEWS

    Researchers at Vanderbilt University may have found a new weapon in the fight against obesity.  They say that in experiments with mice, a probiotic inhibited weight gain, insulin resistance and other health problems associated with a high-fat diet. Read more


  • NEWS

    A fly is capable of locating a cricket from the sound it makes, despite many other background noises. Now researchers have found a way to mimic the fly's sophisticated hearing with a tiny device that one day could allow humans to hear only sounds they want to hear. Read more

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    After nine years of trying, Lesley and John Brown, of Manchester, England, finally have a baby, a 5-lb.12-oz. girl they name Louise.  It’s very big news, and not just for the Browns, because Louise is the first human baby conceived through in vitro fertilization, or IVF, a revolutionary process where the woman’s egg is fertilized outside the body.  Although the media dubs her a “test tube baby,” Louise’s life actually began inside a petri dish in the laboratory of Robert Edwards, a doctor who himself had experienced a long string of failures. She will be the first of almost 5 million IVF babies.  Read more

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