08/27/2014
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  • NEWS

    Aerobic exercise may preserve more than cardiovascular health, according to a study published in Neurobiology of Aging.  Research suggests that kind of fitness can also keep our minds sharp.  Read more


  • NEWS

    Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, may be tempting non-smoking teens to try smoking the real thing, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Read more


  • NEWS

    Married couples who smoke pot are less likely to be violent with one another, according to a new study published in the journal Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. Read more


  • INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

    Here are seven different drinks you can make for yourself, each with its own benefit .

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    A rumor goes in one ear and out many mouths.

    —Chinese proverb


  • NEWS

    New research suggests that gut bacteria may have yet another benefit--it could help prevent food allergies, such as peanut allergies, by blocking allergens from entering the bloodstream. Read more


  • NEWS

    Here's research that may raise some eyebrows. A study at Ohio State University suggests that young women who read books in the Fifty Shades of Grey series may be more likely to engage in risky behavior that could lead to abusive relationships.  Read more

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    For the first time, the U.S. government acknowledges that it has begun looking into the potential harmful effects of DDT, the widely-used pesticide.  The announcement, made by President John F. Kennedy at a press conference, had been prompted by a series of articles in New Yorker magazine by biologist Rachel Carson that will become her momentous book, Silent Spring.  In making the case that chemicals can damage nature and potentially cause cancer in humans, Carson sparked the birth of the environmental movement in America. Get the full story.

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