03/05/2015
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  • NEWS

    New research from the University of Queensland in Australia suggests that spider venom may be a successful treatment for those suffering from chronic pain. Read more


  • NEWS

    Making the most aggressive step by a major food company to change the practices of chicken producers’ and combat superbugs in humans, McDonald's Corp's U.S. restaurants have vowed to stop buying chickens raised with antibiotics used in human infections. Read more


  • NEWS

    According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), deaths from heroin overdose in the US have quadrupled since the year 2000, with the most dramatic increase happening over the last few years. Read more


  • INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

    Taking good care of yourself doesn’t have to be an unpleasant experience.

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    Medicine would be the ideal profession if it did not involve giving pain.

    —Samuel Hopkins Adams


  • NEWS

    How many more times will you get the flu in your lifetime? A new study suggests that on average, adults catch the flu once every five years. Children, on the other hand, can expect to get it every other year. Learn more.


  • NEWS

    That confidence you feel after one drink may be rooted in science. According to a new study at the University of Bristol in the U.K., people look more attractive after they have one alcoholic drink, but not after two. Learn more.

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    Long a company whose business had been making dyes, the Friedrich Bayer & Co. plunges into the budding pharmaceutical industry when it trademarks a drug created by one of its chemists, a man named Felix Hoffmann. It registers the medication, acetylsalicylic acid, under the name “Aspirin.”  Hoffmann had also created a drug the company thought had more potential. It was called “Heroin.” Get the full story.

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