09/22/2014
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  • NEWS

    A new test based on movement and thinking may help detect Alzheimer's even before outward signs appear, according to a new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. Read more.


  • NEWS

    Oxford University researchers have found that dry roasted peanuts may be more likely to trigger an allergic reaction compared to raw peanuts due to chemical changes in the heating process. Read more


  • NEWS

    People who use e-cigarettes are less likely or only equally likely to quit smoking compared to people who use traditional cigarettes, concludes a study at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Read more


  • INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

    And here’s a healthy way to do it—sugar-free, pumpkin-cranberry muffins.

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    99 percent of failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.

    —George Washington Carver


  • NEWS

    More bad news for couch potatoes. A team of Chinese researchers found that people who sit at the computer all day or lie around and watch TV for too much time may be at a higher risk of developing depression. Read more


  • NEWS

    News about a celebrity's health issues can actually affect the long-term health care of the general public--usually in postive ways--according to a study by researchers in the U.K.  Read more

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    After returning from a vacation, Scottish scientist Alexander Fleming spots something odd in one of the dirty Petri dishes he had stacked in a tray filled with Lysol before he went away. In that dish, Fleming sees that not only had mold grown, but that it also killed the bacteria that had been in the dish. It’s identified as the Penicillium mold so Fleming calls the “mold juice” that attacked the bacteria “penicillin.” Get the full story.

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