10/20/2014
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  • NEWS

    Placing warnings with sugary drinks--such as telling people how much exercise they need to do to burn the calories contained in the beverage--can be an effective way to get people to make smarter health decisions, according to a study at John Hopkins University. Read more.


  • NEWS

    Every eight minutes a child in America is affected by an error in taking medication, usually caused by a parent or caretaker. That's the conclusion of a new study published in the journal Pediatrics.  Read more.


  • NEWS

    If you're trying to lose weight, you might want to lay off the social media. One Australian study finds that sites like Facebook may contribute to marketing junk food to children and adolescents. Read more.


  • INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

    Here’s advice to help you conquer cravings.

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

    —Albert Einstein


  • NEWS

    Need to cut back on sweet tooth cravings?  Eating a high-protein breakfast can help and also increase dopamine levels, according to a new study at the University of Missouri.  Read more


  • NEWS

    People over the age of 50 who are comfortable with getting older are more likely to seek preventative care and get health screenings, according to University of Michigan researchers. Read more

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    A British surgeon named Joseph Carpue performs the first nose reconstruction in Europe and launches the practice of plastic surgery in western medicine. Carpue, a surgeon at Duke of York’s Hospital in Chelsea, England, had read an article in a magazine about doctors in India reshaping the mutilated noses of soldiers and went there to learn more about the process. Upon his return to England, he attempts a rhinoplasty on a soldier whose nose had been eaten away by the effects of mercury treatment, used at the time to treat some diseases. Taking skin from the patient’s forehead, the surgeon fashioned it into a nose. Get the full story.

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