06/01/2015
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  • NEWS

    Obesity can lead to a host of health problems. Now, researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia have added another potential consequence--a higher risk of developing atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm disorder that can help cause blood clots, stroke and heart failure. Learn more


  • NEWS

    Contact lens wearers, be aware: You may be carrying around triple the level of certain bacteria on the surface of your eyeball compared to those who don’t wear contacts, according to a small study conducted at NYU’s Langone Medical Center. Learn more


  • NEWS

    A pair of cancer drugs has been found to shrink tumors in approximately 60 percent of people with advanced melanoma, according to new research presented to the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Learn more

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June.

    —Al Bernstein


  • NEWS

    Increasing the amount of cereal fiber that you eat may affect your diet and weight in a way that lowers your risk of type 2 diabetes, suggests a new study in Diabetologia. Learn more


  • NEWS

    Researchers at Northwestern University in Chicago say that a person's level of racism and sexism can be reduced by manipulating how his brain learns while he's sleeping. Learn more

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    An article titled "Pop Goes the Café Coronary" in the June issue of Emergency Medicine magazine describes a procedure which the author, a Cincinnati doctor named Henry Heimlich, claims can save people choking on food. The story gets picked up by a nationally syndicated medical writer, and a few weeks later, a retired restaurateur who had read about the technique just the night before saves a neighbor choking on a piece of chicken. Get the full story

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