04/18/2014
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  • NEWS

    Teenage girls who describe themselves as “very feminine” and boys who describe themselves as “very masculine” may be more likely to take part in cancer-causing behaviors, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health. Read more


  • NEWS

    Warmer weather is finally here, but for many, that means allergy season. People who suffer from ragweed allergy, however, may suffer less misery this year—thanks to a new oral medication for ragweed that has been approved by the FDA. Read more


  • NEWS

    One in three people may be more at risk of colorectal cancer if they eat processed meat, according to a large-scale analysis by scientists from the University of Southern California. Read more


  • INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

    More and more research is finding that dental health can have a big impact on our overall health.

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    I told my psychiatrist that everyone hates me. He said I was being ridiculous - everyone hasn't met me yet.

    —Rodney Dangerfield


  • NEWS

    Older people who are apathetic tend to have smaller brain volume than people who are more engaged in their lives, according to a study published in the journal Neurology. Read more


  • NEWS

    Teenagers who at some point in their lives have suffered a traumatic brain injury, such as a concussion, are nearly three times as likely to attempt suicide and are also more likely to be victims of bullying at school, concludes a new study. Read more

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    Working in his lab on a Friday afternoon, a Swiss chemist named Albert Hoffmann accidentally comes into contact with LSD and soon becomes the first person to experience strange hallucinations from the drug.  He feels dizzy enough to go home and after he lies down, as Hoffman would later write, he sinks into a “not unpleasant, intoxicated-like condition characterized by an extremely stimulated imagination.”  Hoffman, who worked for Sandoz Pharmaceutical, had actually synthesized the drug five years earlier with the hope that it could be used to treat respiratory problems. That didn’t work out, but what Hoffman created turned out to be one of the drugs of choice of the hippie counterculture in the U.S, during the 1960s. Read more

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