Most women with breast cancer don't have a clear understanding of their particular condition, which can prevent them from making informed decisions about their treatment, according to a new study published in the journal Cancer. Learn more
Scientists from the University of Pennsylvania have found an unlikely predictor of heart disease: Twitter. They say that the use of negative language in tweets may provide clues as to who might have a higher risk of developing heart problems. Learn more
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People have trouble remembering even very simple pieces of information when they do not expect to have to remember them, according to researchers at Penn State University. In short, they say the memory part of the brain needs to be "turned on" to be truly effective. Learn more
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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.