07/01/2015
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  • NEWS

    More than half of all deaths in the U.S. related to heart disease could be prevented by changes in behavior, according to new analysis by researchers at Emory University. Heart disease causes more than 600,000 deaths in America every year. Learn more.  


  • NEWS

    Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have engineered particles that may become an effective new weapon in fighting superbugs and other dangerous infections. Learn more.


  • NEWS

    In the aftermath of a measles outbreak in Disneyland, California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation yesterday that makes it harder for parents to opt out of vaccinating their children. Learn more.

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    At high tide, the fish eat ants; at low tide the ants eat fish.

    —Thai proverb


  • NEWS

    Consumption of sugary drinks, such as sodas and sports drinks, is tied to more than 184,000 deaths around the world each year--mainly from diabetes--according to a new study published in the journal Circulation. Learn more


  • NEWS

    Only about one in eight people with pre-diabetes actually realize they are at high risk for diabetes, according to new research from the Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Learn more

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    President Harry S. Truman signs landmark legislation that marks a significant change in how America deals with mental health conditions. The shift in thinking was largely precipitated by World War II, when military psychiatrists discovered how many of the soldiers they treated actually had serious psychological conditions before they went to war. Get the full story.

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