09/23/2014
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  • NEWS

    One approach to fighting obesity--limit TV time to two hours a day or not at all.  That's the recommendation of England's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.  Read more


  • NEWS

    Hospital workers, particularly nurses, face the threat of physical violence from patients, according to a study published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing.   Read more


  • NEWS

    A spike in the number of very hot days in Midwestern and Eastern U.S. cities--possibly three times as many--is one of the likely public health impacts of climate change, according to a new scientific analysis. Read more


  • INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

    And here’s a healthy way to do it—sugar-free, pumpkin-cranberry muffins.

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one.

    —Gloria Steinem


  • NEWS

    A new test based on movement and thinking may help detect Alzheimer's even before outward signs appear, according to a new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. Read more.


  • NEWS

    Oxford University researchers have found that dry roasted peanuts may be more likely to trigger an allergic reaction compared to raw peanuts due to chemical changes in the heating process. Read more

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    After returning from a vacation, Scottish scientist Alexander Fleming spots something odd in one of the dirty Petri dishes he had stacked in a tray filled with Lysol before he went away. In that dish, Fleming sees that not only had mold grown, but that it also killed the bacteria that had been in the dish. It’s identified as the Penicillium mold so Fleming calls the “mold juice” that attacked the bacteria “penicillin.” Get the full story.

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