09/02/2014
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  • NEWS

    Attention, junk food junkies! Your brain can be trained to prefer healthy food over high-calorie food, using a diet designed to keep you from getting hungry, according to a study from Tufts University. Read more


  • NEWS

    Watching high-energy TV shows with a lot of action may encourage more snacking--even when the sound is turned down--according to a new study from Cornell University.  Read more


  • NEWS

    Office environments with lots of greenery and plants make workers happier and more productive, according to research published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied. Read more


  • INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

    Your smartphone can be a big help in keeping you in shape.  But it also may do you harm. 

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

    —Winston Churchill


  • NEWS

    Adding a tax on sugar-sweetened sodas is the best approach for curbing childhood obesity according to a report published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Read more.


  • NEWS

    The skin glow that comes from eating a lot of fruits and vegetables makes skin more attractive than having a tan, according to recent research done in the U.K. Read more.

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    Weighing about two and half pounds, tiny Edith Eleanor McLean becomes the first American baby treated in an incubator. She’s at State Emigrant Hospital on Ward’s Island, New York, kept warm and healthy in a 3-ft. square, 4-ft. high box known at the time as a “hatching cradle.” That’s because the device, first used in France a few years earlier, had been modeled after a chicken incubator at the Paris Zoo. But most hospitals didn’t want to spend the money for incubators so several doctors came up with a novel idea—they began charging a fee to watch preemies. Beginning in 1903, and for another 40 years, premature babies in incubators were regularly exhibited at Coney Island. Get the full story.

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