09/30/2014
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  • NEWS

    Here's a twist--researchers from a biotech company say they've discovered that a certain type of bacteria found in organic soil may actually help heal skin with acne or ulcers. Read more.


  • NEWS

    Two clothing companies that claimed their underwear infused with caffeine could help people lose weight has agreed to stop promoting the clothing and will pay $1.5 million in refunds to customers, according to the Federal Trade Commission. Read more.


  • NEWS

    A new study at Children's Hospital in Philadelphia has found that antibiotics used to treat a wide range of bacteria in young children may be linked to a risk of early childhood obesity. Read more.


  • INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

    A little natural aromatherapy can help you doze off.

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.

    —Mark Twain


  • NEWS

    People have different preferences when it comes to alcoholic beverages, and now scientists say they have a better understanding of why that's the case. New research from Penn State University suggests that genetics may play a role in why some people like the taste of alcohol and others don't. Read more


  • NEWS

    New research published in the journal Cell sheds light on why we sometimes make decisions based on past experiences, while other times we seem to act more randomly. 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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