03/04/2015
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  • NEWS

    How many more times will you get the flu in your lifetime? A new study suggests that on average, adults catch the flu once every five years. Children, on the other hand, can expect to get it every other year. Learn more.


  • NEWS

    That confidence you feel after one drink may be rooted in science. According to a new study at the University of Bristol in the U.K., people look more attractive after they have one alcoholic drink, but not after two. Learn more.


  • NEWS

    Scientists have found another possible connection between a person's health and the likelihood they'll develop Alzheimer's disease. Research at Vanderbilt University suggests there may be a correlation between heart function and the risk of developing the debilitating condition. Learn more.


  • INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

    Taking good care of yourself doesn’t have to be an unpleasant experience.

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    He that takes medicine but neglects diet wastes the skill of  the physician.

    —Chinese proverb


  • NEWS

    A few cups of coffee a day may keep the heart doctor away. A new study from South Korea says drinking coffee regularly may help prevent clogged arteries, a known risk factor for heart disease. Learn more


  • NEWS

    Patients tend to be overly optimistic about the benefits of medical treatment and underestimate the dangers, and that results in them seeking more treatment than they may need, according to a report published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Learn more

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    Long a company whose business had been making dyes, the Friedrich Bayer & Co. plunges into the budding pharmaceutical industry when it trademarks a drug created by one of its chemists, a man named Felix Hoffmann. It registers the medication, acetylsalicylic acid, under the name “Aspirin.”  Hoffmann had also created a drug the company thought had more potential. It was called “Heroin.” Get the full story.

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