10/30/2014
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  • NEWS

    New research by NYU Langone Medical Center suggests that sleep apnea may affect your ability to form spatial memories, like remembering where you parked your car. Read more


  • NEWS

    Researchers from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Ohio have created a miniature stomach using human stem cells in order to study diseases like cancer and metabolic syndrome. Read more


  • NEWS

    A new study by researchers from Tel Aviv University in Israel suggests that adults who have low levels of vitamin D may be at a higher risk of experiencing asthma attacks. Read more


  • INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

    Here’s what to know about how you sleep and how dreams fit into the cycle.

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.

    —Fred Allen


  • NEWS

    Google is plunging more deeply into health care. Its research unit is developing a technology that would allow diseases to be detected earlier through the combination of a pill you swallow and a sensor you wear on your wrist. Read more. 


  • NEWS

    Contrary to conventional wisdom, milk may be bad for your bones and your overall health if you drink too much of it, according to new research published in the British Medical Journal. Read more.

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    A thick fog begins to settle over Donora, a mill town of 14,000 people in western Pennsylvania and, in doing so, it traps air pollution from the city’s zinc smelting plant and steel mills. The yellow, acrid smoke burns eyes and throats, but at first, people think it’s just another bad air day. By the next day, however, local health officials are telling those with respiratory conditions to get out of town, but the pollution is so thick that it’s nearly impossible to drive. By the time a rainstorm clears the air on Halloween, 20 people are dead and almost half of the town’s residents have become sick. Get the whole story.

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