If you want to help another family member lose weight, you might want to watch what you say about their appearance. According to a new study from the University of Waterloo in the U.K., comments about their need to lose some pounds can cause women to gain more weight. Read more
When it comes to the makeup of a person's gut bacteria, diet may have a stronger influence than does his or her genes. That's the finding of a study from the University of California San Francisco which explored the relationship of "nature versus nurture" when it comes to a part of our health that's being seen as increasingly important. Read more
INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
Why are some people better navigators than others? Scientists now think they have an explanation--a part of the brain produces a kind of "homing signal" and that signal is just stronger in certain people. Read more
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In Berkeley, California, a 28-year-old woman with leukemia becomes the first person to receive a revolutionary type of medical treatment. The physician in charge of the procedure, Dr. John Lawrence, treats her with a radioactive isotope of phosphorus. Ultimately, radiation therapy doesn’t prove that effective in treating cancer, but it creates a new field of medicine, now known as radiology. Get the full story