11/24/2014
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  • NEWS

    Heart attack patients who received stem cells from their own bone marrow showed significant benefits in their healing, according to a clinical trial detailed in a report to the  American Heart Association. Read more.


  • NEWS

    This probably shouldn't come as a surprise: Men are more likely to help a woman if she's wearing high heels.  That's the conclusion of research just published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior.  Read more.


  • NEWS

    Short-term psychosocial counseling may significantly reduce suicide attempts and death rates among people who have already tried to kill themselves, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins University. Read more.


  • INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

    Here’s what it is and how you can control it.

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not.

    —Mark Twain


  • NEWS

    Female bosses are more likely to experience symptoms of depression than their male counterparts, concludes a new study published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior. Read more


  • NEWS

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a powerful new painkiller, but one that can't be chewed or smashed into a powder and therefore should be less likely to be abused. Read more

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    Medical diagnosis takes a huge leap forward when a patent for a device that can create cross-sectional images of any part of the human body is awarded to a dentist-turned-computer wiz named Robert Ledley. Working in a basement laboratory at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., Ledley had built his first CT scanner—short for computed tomography—two years earlier. His scanners were soon in great demand—for the first time, doctors could see photographic renderings of soft tissue and organs, such as the brain and heart, not to mention detailed images of tumors. Get the full story.

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