07/25/2014
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  • NEWS

    Men who work day and night shifts may be as much as 42 percent more likely to have type 2 diabetes than non-shift workers, according to a new large international study.


  • NEWS

    The commonly-used medication paracetamaol--also known as acetaminophen--may not be any more effective in treating back pain than is a placebo, according to a new study published in The Lancet.


  • NEWS

    A new study from Yale School of Medicine has found that women--young women and black women in particular--may fare worse than men when it comes to heart attack-related hospitalizations and fatalities.


  • INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

    Finding the undertones in your skin can make a big difference in how you look.

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    I am not afraid of death. I just don't want to be there when it happens.

    —Woody Allen


  • NEWS

    Based on a study of the behavior of dogs, researchers in California say that the emotion of jealousy likely is hardwired into our brains. They suggest it's a mechanism we've developed to   protect people in our group from outside threats. Read more


  • NEWS

    A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds that most children and teens who are overweight believe that that they are an appropriate weight for their age and height. Read more

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    After nine years of trying, Lesley and John Brown, of Manchester, England, finally have a baby, a 5-lb.12-oz. girl they name Louise.  It’s very big news, and not just for the Browns, because Louise is the first human baby conceived through in vitro fertilization, or IVF, a revolutionary process where the woman’s egg is fertilized outside the body.  Although the media dubs her a “test tube baby,” Louise’s life actually began inside a petri dish in the laboratory of Robert Edwards, a doctor who himself had experienced a long string of failures. She will be the first of almost 5 million IVF babies.  Read more

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