09/01/2014
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  • NEWS

    Adding a tax on sugar-sweetened sodas is the best approach for curbing childhood obesity according to a report published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Read more.


  • NEWS

    The skin glow that comes from eating a lot of fruits and vegetables makes skin more attractive than having a tan, according to recent research done in the U.K. Read more.


  • NEWS

    You may be consuming more trans fat than you think because of misleading nutrition labels, according to a study by the New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Read more.


  • INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

    Here are drinks you can make for yourself, each with its own benefit.

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day weekend.

    —Doug Larsen


  • NEWS

    Think that chocolate bar of slice of pizza won’t do much harm? Think again. New research from Australia has found that regularly eating junk food may lead to long-term changes in the brain and make it more difficult to return to a healthy diet. Read more.


  • NEWS

    Researchers at Northwestern University have tested a non-invasive brain stimulation technique that they say may be an effective method for treating memory disorders such as dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    Weighing about two and half pounds, tiny Edith Eleanor McLean becomes the first American baby treated in an incubator. She’s at State Emigrant Hospital on Ward’s Island, New York, kept warm and healthy in a 3-ft. square, 4-ft. high box known at the time as a “hatching cradle.” That’s because the device, first used in France a few years earlier, had been modeled after a chicken incubator at the Paris Zoo. But most hospitals didn’t want to spend the money for incubators so several doctors came up with a novel idea—they began charging a fee to watch preemies. Beginning in 1903, and for another 40 years, premature babies in incubators were regularly exhibited at Coney Island. 

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