12/18/2014
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  • NEWS

    A Harvard study found high levels of air pollution may be associated with an increased risk for children to develop autism, the fifth study connecting the two. Read more


  • NEWS

    Almost half of the people in a recent trial chose to hide sensitive, but potentially important medical information--such as a history of a sexually transmitted disease or mental health issues--from health care professionals, according to a report in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Read more


  • NEWS

    Women with incontinence often fail to seek help unless their doctors ask them about it and many doctors don't.  The result, according to a study in The Netherlands, is that a lot of women don't get treatment that can be effective in managing the condition. Read more


  • INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

    Yes, there are a lot of temptations out there, but here are foods that can keep you eating healthy.

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.

    —Anais Nin


  • NEWS

    You may think that any fat you lose is simply burned off.  But a team of Australian scientists say that a surprising amount of fat actually leaves the body when we exhale carbon dioxide. Read more.


  • NEWS

    A new test that can help predict if a person is at high risk of coronary heart disease--which kills an estimated 375,000 Americans a year--has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Read more.

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    A 27-year-old woman, Nkem Chukwu, gives birth to seven tiny babies, via Caesarean section, at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital in Houston, Texas. The babies were 13 weeks premature. Doctors had already delivered another of her infants vaginally two weeks earlier, making Chukwu the first woman to have eight babies who survived. A week later, however, the smallest of the children, a girl weighing less than 11 ounces, will die. Get the full story

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