04/22/2014
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  • NEWS

    Many older adults make naps part of their daily routines. But new research from the University of Cambridge suggests that people ages 40 to 79 who take a midday snooze may increase their risk of dying due to respiratory illness. Read more


  • NEWS

    Loud conversations and rowdy passengers are more likely to cause car accidents by teenage drivers than texting. concludes a study from the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center. Read more


  • NEWS

    New research published in JAMA found that children with irritable bowel syndrome are more likely to also have celiac disease. Read more


  • INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

    Here are tips on keeping your metabolism from getting too low.

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.

    —Beverly Sills


  • NEWS

    If you suffer from chronic pain—whether as a result of an injury or an ongoing disease—it may have something to do with genetics, according to new research to be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s annual meeting in Philadelphia this week. Read more


  • NEWS

    Scientists at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia have discovered how the brain works to help humans avoid distraction—a finding which researchers say may help them better understand and treat attention-deficit disorders such as ADHD and schizophrenia. Read more

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    Expecting it to make a few extra dollars for a political organization run by her then husband, Tom Hayden, Jane Fonda releases a video titled “Jane Fonda’s  Workout.”  She has serious misgivings about the whole thing, figuring it could hurt her reputation as an actress. Not  to mention that the video had been very much a low budget production—she had written the script while on a ski vacation, did her own hair and makeup and was filmed with a single camera.  But not only does “Jane Fonda’s Workout” become wildly popular, it also launches an exercise phenomenon—working out at home while watching TV. It remains the best-selling video of all time. Read more

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