03/06/2015
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  • NEWS

    More research suggests that the Western diet, low in fiber and heavy in sugar, fat and refined carbs, could be behind the dramatic rise in food allergies, Learn more



  • NEWS

    We're been hearing for a while that a glass of wine a day is good for your health, that it's actually better than not drinking at all. But a new study from University College London suggests that the benefits of a daily drink may have been exaggerated. Learn more


  • NEWS

    After just one nasal-spray treatment, a new synthetic form of oxytocin has helped men reduce the amount of calories and fatty acids they consume, according to a study at Harvard Medical School. Learn more



  • INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

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

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.

    —Doug Larsen


  • NEWS

    McDonald's says it will gradually stop buying and serving meat from chickens raised on antibiotics because that practice may be making antibiotics less effective in treating infections in humans.  Learn more


  • NEWS

    Deaths from heroin overdoses have quadrupled in the U.S. since 2000 and now victims tend to be young, white and live in the Midwest, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 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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