09/19/2014
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  • NEWS

    More bad news for couch potatoes. A team of Chinese researchers found that people who sit at the computer all day or lie around and watch TV for too much time may be at a higher risk of developing depression. Read more


  • NEWS

    News about a celebrity's health issues can actually affect the long-term health care of the general public--usually in postive ways--according to a study by researchers in the U.K.  Read more


  • NEWS

    New research on mice shows that exercise combined with chemotherapy may have the ability to shrink tumors more than just chemotherapy alone, according to scientists at the University of Pennsylvania. Read more


  • INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

    Whether you want to make sure you have energy for a workout or for a festive night out, it helps to know the best foods for the occasion. 

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    I don't stop eating when I'm full. The meal isn't over when I'm full. It's over when I hate myself.

    —Louis C. K.


  • NEWS

    While artificial sweeteners allow many people with diabetes to get the taste of sugar without the calories or elevated blood glucose, a new study suggests that these sweeteners may actually be promoting diabetes and obesity. Read more


  • NEWS

    A new study published in the journal Neurology suggests that people who experience migraines at middle age are at a higher risk of developing Parkinson’s disease later in life. Read more

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    A self-taught Dutch scientist named Antonie van Leeuwenhoek sends a letter to the Royal Society of London describing his discovery of microscopic “animalcules” living inside his mouth. Van Leeuwenhoek had scraped plaque from between his teeth and put it under a microscope he himself had built.  In his letter, he says that he saw “many very little living animalcules, very prettily a-moving." Van Leeuwenhoek was the first person to observe tiny organisms alive inside humans, microscopic creatures that would come to be known as bacteria. Get the full story.

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