07/02/2015
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  • NEWS

    The diabetes drug liraglutide, which is administered through injections, may help obese people lose weight and keep it off, according to new research at the Columbia University Medical Center. Learn more


  • NEWS

    Statins, a popular treatment for lowering cholesterol and risk of heart disease, also may increase aggression in older women while reducing it in men, according to new research from the University of California, San Diego. Learn more


  • NEWS

    One in six people experiences major depression at some point in his or her life, and now a study in Australia suggests that the size of the hippocampus in their brain could be a factor. Learn more

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.

    —Thomas Jefferson


  • 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.

  • 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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