09/18/2014
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  • NEWS

    While artificial sweeteners allow many people with diabetes to get the taste of sugar without the calories or elevated blood glucose, a new study suggests that these sweeteners may actually be promoting diabetes and obesity. Read more


  • NEWS

    A new study published in the journal Neurology suggests that people who experience migraines at middle age are at a higher risk of developing Parkinson’s disease later in life. Read more


  • NEWS

    Women who have symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be more likely to develop a food addiction, according to a study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. Read more


  • INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

    Whether you want to make sure you have energy for a workout or for a festive night out, it helps to know the best foods for the occasion. 

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires.

    —Benjamin Franklin


  • NEWS

    The waistlines of Americans keep getting bigger, according to a study released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). It found that the average waist size grew another inch between 1999 and 2012. Read more


  • NEWS

    According to a new Gallup survey, Panama is the happiest country in the world. Costa Rica ranked second and Denmark third in the poll, based on factors designed to measure their citizens's sense of well-being. Read more

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    A self-taught Dutch scientist named Antonie van Leeuwenhoek sends a letter to the Royal Society of London describing his discovery of microscopic “animalcules” living inside his mouth. Van Leeuwenhoek had scraped plaque from between his teeth and put it under a microscope he himself had built.  In his letter, he says that he saw “many very little living animalcules, very prettily a-moving." Van Leeuwenhoek was the first person to observe tiny organisms alive inside humans, microscopic creatures that would come to be known as bacteria. Get the full story.

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