11/26/2014
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  • NEWS

    The number of cancer cases linked to obesity and being overweight is expected to increase across the planet in coming years, according to a new analysis published in The Lancet Oncology. This will be particularly true in North America.  Read more


  • NEWS

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued new rules that will require chain restaurants, pizza parlors and movie theaters to start displaying the calorie counts on all the food they sell.  Read more


  • NEWS

    Two treatments for obstructive sleep apnea--known as CPAP and MAD--may be effective in treating depression, according to a new study published in the journal PLOS Medicine. Read more


  • INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

    Here’s what it is and how you can control it.

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    Time spent laughing is time spent with the gods.

    —Japanese proverb


  • NEWS

    Eating yogurt regularly may actually reduce a person's risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Read more


  • NEWS

    Here's another reason to avoid late-night snacks. Researchers at UCLA found that mice that eat at irregular times have impaired memory compared to mice that have a normal eating schedule. Read more

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    Medical diagnosis takes a huge leap forward when a patent for a device that can create cross-sectional images of any part of the human body is awarded to a dentist-turned-computer wiz named Robert Ledley. Working in a basement laboratory at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., Ledley had built his first CT scanner—short for computed tomography—two years earlier. His scanners were soon in great demand—for the first time, doctors could see photographic renderings of soft tissue and organs, such as the brain and heart, not to mention detailed images of tumors. Get the full story.

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