07/29/2014
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  • NEWS

    A team of British researchers say they've developed a simple blood test that, by showing the extent of DNA damage in white blood cells, could enable early cancer detection. Read more


  • NEWS

    A slow walking pace could be an early sign of dementia and researchers have devised a new test of walking speed and memory that could provide indications of the beginning of cognitive decline. Read more


  • NEWS

    Even a little exercise can go a long way. That's the message of new research from Iowa State University that found that even taking short jogs can lower cardiovascular risk and improve overall health. Read more


  • INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

    Here’s how to keep your face clean during the summer.

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    Our growing softness, our increasing lack of physical fitness, is a menace to our security.

    —John F. Kennedy


  • NEWS

    Here’s yet another reason not to skimp on sleep. Sleep deprivation may make it more likely that you recall events that never happened, according to a study published in the journal Psychological Science. Read more


  • NEWS

    High-intensity training may also work for older people. Just six-second bursts of exercise could significantly improve their health, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Read more

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    In Independence, Missouri, President Lyndon Johnson dramatically expands health care coverage in America by signing the law creating Medicare and Medicaid. He’s in Missouri to honor former president Harry S. Truman, who had first proposed a national health insurance plan 20 years earlier.  But Truman’s proposal had stalled in Congress, largely due to staunch opposition from the American Medical Association (AMA), which coined the term “socialized medicine” to describe the concept. Within a year of the law finally going into effect, almost 20 million people signed up. Get the full story.

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