01/29/2015
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  • NEWS

    Scientists in California have developed a way to grow human hair by using human pluripotent stem cells. These are cells derived from human embryos or human fetal tissue. Learn more


  • NEWS

    People who have a more liberal-leaning political ideology may be less likely to die early than those whose views are more conservative or moderate, concludes a study at the University of Nevada School of Community Health Sciences. Learn more


  • NEWS

    Contrary to some previous research, a new study, published in The Lancet, found that statin drugs works as well to reduce heart disease risk in women as they do in men. Learn more


  • INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

    Low self-confidence can help foster depression, anxiety and stress. But there are simple things you can do to boost how you feel about yourself.

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.

    —Thomas Edison


  • NEWS

    The number of Facebook friends or Twitter followers you have could influence your waistline in a surprising way, according to a new study published in the journal Interface. Learn more.


  • NEWS

    People with double chins may soon be able to get injections of a synthetic chemical that destroys fat cells in that part of the body.  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is weighing a proposal to make it available to consumers, perhaps as early as this summer. Learn more.

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    Ida May Fuller, a recently retired legal secretary living in Vermont, becomes the first American to receive a Social Security check from the U.S. government. It’s for a grand total of $22.54, or about $350 in today’s dollars. The check is almost equal to what Fuller had paid in Social Security taxes--$24.75—in the three years before her retirement. She’ll live to be 100 and ultimately will receive checks from the government totaling far more than she had contributed. Get the full story.

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