08/01/2014
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  • NEWS

    In response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa--more than 1,300 have been infected--the U.S. government has said that it may begin testing an experimental Ebola vaccine on people as soon as September. Read more


  • NEWS

    It sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie: Scientists from the California Institute of Technology have discovered a way to turn the body transparent, which will allow them to take a closer look at key body parts and connections. Read more


  • NEWS

    Chronic pain may not only affect the body, but the mind as well. A new study, published in the journal Science, finds that chronic pain may actually rewire the brain in a way that decreases motivation. Read more


  • INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

    Here’s how to keep your face clean during the summer.

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time.

    —Steven Wright


  • NEWS

    Health officlals in England are warning people with waistlines greater than 40 inches that they are running a significantly higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Read more


  • NEWS

    According to the results of a survey published in Childhood Obesity, elementary school kids don’t seem to mind healthier school lunches required by the U.S. Department of Agriculture once they get over their initial objections. Read more

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    In Independence, Missouri, President Lyndon Johnson dramatically expands health care coverage in America by signing the law creating Medicare and Medicaid. He’s in Missouri to honor former president Harry S. Truman, who had first proposed a national health insurance plan 20 years earlier.  But Truman’s proposal had stalled in Congress, largely due to staunch opposition from the American Medical Association (AMA), which coined the term “socialized medicine” to describe the concept. Within a year of the law finally going into effect, almost 20 million people signed up. Get the full story.

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