10/02/2014
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  • NEWS

    The loss of the sense of smell for older people could be a harbinger of their death, according to a study at the University of Chicago.  Researchers said those who have trouble smelling anything appear to be at a higher risk of dying within five years. Read more


  • NEWS

    A new study published in the journal Neurology suggests that certain personality traits – such as anxiety, moodiness and jealousy – may increase a woman's risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life. Read more


  • NEWS

    Here's another reason you may want to avoid living too close to a highway:  It may increase your chance of developing hypertension, according to a a study at Brown University. Read more


  • INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

    A little natural aromatherapy can help you doze off.

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.

    —Babe Ruth


  • NEWS

    Doctors need stricter guidelines when it comes to how they prescribe opioid painkillers, concludes the American Academy of Neurology, which believes that a loosening of regulations in the late 1990s helped spur what's been described as an epidemic of opioid addiction. Read more.


  • NEWS

    If your career is going well, you may want to give a shout-out to your spouse.  According to a study to be published in the journal Psychological Science, the more considerate your spouse is, the better you’ll do at work. Read more.

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    A sedative called thalidomide goes on the market in Germany, and soon it’s being called a “wonder drug” that’s “completely safe. In fact, doctors in Australia and Europe are so convinced of its safety that they begin prescribing it as an “off-label” treatment for morning sickness in pregnant women.  But then, to their horror, those same doctors began seeing their patients giving birth to babies with terrible defects, most notably a condition called phocomelia, in which the infants’ arms never developed and hands instead grew from their upper arms like flippers. The drug was banned in 1962, but not before 10,000 babies were born with birth defects. Get the full story.

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