01/28/2015
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  • NEWS

    The number of Facebook friends or Twitter followers you have could influence your waistline in a surprising way, according to a new study published in the journal Interface. Learn more.


  • NEWS

    People with double chins may soon be able to get injections of a synthetic chemical that destroys fat cells in that part of the body.  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is weighing a proposal to make it available to consumers, perhaps as early as this summer. Learn more.


  • NEWS

    The ride-sharing service Uber says a survey it did with the group Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) suggests that services like theirs help decrease the number of drunk drivers on the road.  Learn more.


  • INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

    Low self-confidence can help foster depression, anxiety and stress. But there are simple things you can do to boost how you feel about yourself.

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.

    —Spanish proverb


  • NEWS

    The link between anticholinergic drugs--such as antidepressants and some common sleep aids--and an increased risk of dementia has been reinforced in a new study from the University of Washington School of Pharmacy. Learn more


  • NEWS

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Monday that the green coffee bean supplements—made famous by being mentioned on The Dr. Oz Show—will no longer have false weight-loss advertising after reaching a $9 million settlement. Learn more

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    Ida May Fuller, a recently retired legal secretary living in Vermont, becomes the first American to receive a Social Security check from the U.S. government. It’s for a grand total of $22.54, or about $350 in today’s dollars. The check is almost equal to what Fuller had paid in Social Security taxes--$24.75—in the three years before her retirement. She’ll live to be 100 and ultimately will receive almost checks from the government totaling far more than she had contributed. Get the full story.

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