04/21/2014
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  • NEWS

    If you suffer from chronic pain—whether as a result of an injury or an ongoing disease—it may have something to do with genetics, according to new research to be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s annual meeting in Philadelphia this week. Read more


  • NEWS

    Scientists at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia have discovered how the brain works to help humans avoid distraction—a finding which researchers say may help them better understand and treat attention-deficit disorders such as ADHD and schizophrenia. Read more


  • NEWS

    Bullying in childhood may still affect its victims socially, physically and mentally decades after it occurs, concludes a new study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry. It's the first study to focus on the impact of bullying beyond early adulthood. Read more


  • INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

    Here are tips on keeping your metabolism from getting too low.

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    Advances in medicine and agriculture have saved vastly more lives than have been lost in all the wars in history.

    —Carl Sagan


  • NEWS

    Warmer weather is finally here, but for many, that means allergy season. People who suffer from ragweed allergy, however, may suffer less misery this year—thanks to a new oral medication for ragweed that has been approved by the FDA. Read more


  • NEWS

    One in three people may be more at risk of colorectal cancer if they eat processed meat, according to a large-scale analysis by scientists from the University of Southern California. Read more

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    Expecting it to make a few extra dollars for a political organization run by her then husband, Tom Hayden, Jane Fonda releases a video titled “Jane Fonda’s  Workout.”  She has serious misgivings about the whole thing, figuring it could hurt her reputation as an actress. Not  to mention that the video had been very much a low budget production—she had written the script while on a ski vacation, did her own hair and makeup and was filmed with a single camera.  But not only does “Jane Fonda’s Workout” become wildly popular, it also launches an exercise phenomenon—working out at home while watching TV. It remains the best-selling video of all time. Read more

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