10/31/2014
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  • NEWS

    A person's genes may help determine whether or not they survive the Ebola virus, according to new research on mice at the University of Washington in Seattle. Read more. 


  • NEWS

    Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania say our bodies have "rush hours"--usually around dawn and dusk and that can help determine when is the best time of the day to take medications. Read more


  • NEWS

    Adolescent girls who are, for genetic reasons, at a high risk of depression also may tend to age more quickly, according to a new study published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry. Read more


  • INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

    Here’s what to know about how you sleep and how dreams fit into the cycle.

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    I was a vegetarian until I started leaning toward the sunlight.

    —Rita Rudner


  • NEWS

    People who suffer from sleep apnea may be more likely to have problems with their spatial memories--such as remembering where they've parked their cars.  That's the conclusion of new research published in the Journal of Neuroscience. Read more


  • NEWS

    Researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital say they've been able to create a miniature stomach using human stem cells, a development that could significantly advance research of cancer and metabolic syndrome. Read more

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    A thick fog begins to settle over Donora, a mill town of 14,000 people in western Pennsylvania and, in doing so, it traps air pollution from the city’s zinc smelting plant and steel mills. The yellow, acrid smoke burns eyes and throats, but at first, people think it’s just another bad air day. By the next day, however, local health officials are telling those with respiratory conditions to get out of town, but the pollution is so thick that it’s nearly impossible to drive. By the time a rainstorm clears the air on Halloween, 20 people are dead and almost half of the town’s residents have become sick. Get the whole story.

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