03/05/2015
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  • NEWS

    Newly discovered compounds in spider venom may lead to more effective treatments for people with chronic pain, concludes new research from the University of Queensland in Australia. Learn more


  • NEWS

    McDonald's says it will gradually stop buying and serving meat from chickens raised on antibiotics because that practice may be making antibiotics less effective in treating infections in humans.  Learn more


  • NEWS

    Deaths from heroin overdoses have quadrupled in the U.S. since 2000 and now victims tend to be young, white and live in the Midwest, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Learn more


  • INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

    Taking good care of yourself doesn’t have to be an unpleasant experience.

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    Medicine would be the ideal profession if it did not involve giving pain.

    —Samuel Hopkins Adams


  • NEWS

    How many more times will you get the flu in your lifetime? A new study suggests that on average, adults catch the flu once every five years. Children, on the other hand, can expect to get it every other year. Learn more.


  • NEWS

    That confidence you feel after one drink may be rooted in science. According to a new study at the University of Bristol in the U.K., people look more attractive after they have one alcoholic drink, but not after two. Learn more.

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    Long a company whose business had been making dyes, the Friedrich Bayer & Co. plunges into the budding pharmaceutical industry when it trademarks a drug created by one of its chemists, a man named Felix Hoffmann. It registers the medication, acetylsalicylic acid, under the name “Aspirin.”  Hoffmann had also created a drug the company thought had more potential. It was called “Heroin.” Get the full story.

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