01/30/2015
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  • NEWS

    An electronic device designed to stimulate nerves in the stomach to make a person feel full has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the first medical device of its kind for people with obesity. Learn more


  • NEWS

    Eye-tracking technology may be a useful way to detect football concussions, according to a new study published in the Journal of Neurotrauma. The approach could even be used on the sidelines during games to determine the severity of a player's head injury. Learn more


  • NEWS

    Middle-aged people who consume more than two alcoholic drinks a day may be increasing their risk of suffering a stroke by more than 33 percent, concludes a study published in the journal Stroke. Learn more


  • INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

    Low self-confidence can help foster depression, anxiety and stress. But there are simple things you can do to boost how you feel about yourself.

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    That's the biggest gap in sports, the difference between the winner and the loser of the Super Bowl.

    —John Madden


  • NEWS

    Scientists in California have developed a way to grow human hair by using human pluripotent stem cells. These are cells derived from human embryos or human fetal tissue. Learn more


  • NEWS

    People who have a more liberal-leaning political ideology may be less likely to die early than those whose views are more conservative or moderate, concludes a study at the University of Nevada School of Community Health Sciences. Learn more

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    Ida May Fuller, a recently retired legal secretary living in Vermont, becomes the first American to receive a Social Security check from the U.S. government. It’s for a grand total of $22.54, or about $350 in today’s dollars. The check is almost equal to what Fuller had paid in Social Security taxes--$24.75—in the three years before her retirement. She’ll live to be 100 and ultimately will receive checks from the government totaling far more than she had contributed. Get the full story.

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