05/01/2015
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  • NEWS

    In the largest study of its kind, researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine have found that older adults with a low body mass index (BMI) have the highest risk of developing dementia. Learn more


  • NEWS

    Replacing just one sugary drink with water, unsweetened tea or coffee every day can make a difference in a person's risk of developing type 2 diabetes, suggests a new study in the journal Diabetologia. Learn more


  • NEWS

    Based on research with mice, scientists at the University of California-San Diego say they've discovered a set of compounds that show promise in blocking the production of amyloid proteins associated with Alzheimer's disease. Learn more


  • INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

    There's a lot more to eating whole grains than using whole wheat bread. Here are some of the lesser known grains and their health benefits.

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    If you could kick the person responsible for most of your trouble in the pants, you wouldn't sit for for a month.

    —Theodore Roosevelt


  • NEWS

    There may be another diagnostic use for pee. A study at the Imperial College of London found that chemical markers in a person's urine can provide clues for his or her risk of developing obesity and related metabolic conditions. Learn more. 


  • NEWS

    Here's more evidence of the harm junk food can do. A "diet swap" between people living in two very different cultures suggests that even after only two weeks, unhealthy Western meals start to take a toll on the body. Learn more. 

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    Everett Thomas, a 47-year-old man dying of a heart condition, is given a new lease on life when his damaged organ is replaced with one taken from a 15-year-old girl who had committed suicide. The dramatic surgery in a Houston hospital is the first heart transplant done in the U.S. and the man who performs it, Dr. Denton Cooley, soon becomes one of America's first celebrity surgeons. Get the full story.

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