07/23/2014
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  • NEWS

    Researchers at Vanderbilt University may have found a new weapon in the fight against obesity.  They say that in experiments with mice, a probiotic inhibited weight gain, insulin resistance and other health problems associated with a high-fat diet. Read more


  • NEWS

    A fly is capable of locating a cricket from the sound it makes, despite many other background noises. Now researchers have found a way to mimic the fly's sophisticated hearing with a tiny device that one day could allow humans to hear only sounds they want to hear. Read more


  • NEWS

    A new study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, has found that vitamin D deficiency may increase the risk for schizophrenia. Read more


  • INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

    Finding the undertones in your skin can make a big difference in how you look.

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    The seeds of the day are best planted in the first hour.

    —Dutch proverb


  • NEWS

    Need another reason to cut fatty foods from your diet?  According to a study at Florida State University, they may increase your chances of losing your sense of smell. Read more


  • NEWS

    An international team of researchers say they've discovered 80 new genes which put people at a higher risk of developing schizophrenia. It's the largest genetic study to show that the mental illness can have biological causes, Read more

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    After nine years of trying, Lesley and John Brown, of Manchester, England, finally have a baby, a 5-lb.12-oz. girl they name Louise.  It’s very big news, and not just for the Browns, because Louise is the first human baby conceived through in vitro fertilization, or IVF, a revolutionary process where the woman’s egg is fertilized outside the body.  Although the media dubs her a “test tube baby,” Louise’s life actually began inside a petri dish in the laboratory of Robert Edwards, a doctor who himself had experienced a long string of failures. She will be the first of almost 5 million IVF babies.  Read more

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