12/22/2014
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  • NEWS

    Tooth loss may be a natural part of aging, but new research by a team of scientists in London suggests that it may also be an early marker of mental and physical decline, particularly for people between 60 and 74. Read more


  • NEWS

    If you want to help another family member lose weight, you might want to watch what you say about their appearance. According to a new study from the University of Waterloo in the U.K., comments about their need to lose some pounds can cause women to gain more weight. Read more


  • NEWS

    When it comes to the makeup of a person's gut bacteria, diet may have a stronger influence than does his or her genes. That's the finding of a study from the University of California San Francisco which explored the relationship of "nature versus nurture" when it comes to a part of our health that's being seen as increasingly important. Read more


  • INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

    Staying active can do good things to your brain.

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.

    —Confucius


  • NEWS

    Almost half of the teenage drivers killed in traffic accidents in the U.S. were driving cars more than 10 years old, reports a study published in the journal Injury Prevention. Read more


  • NEWS

    Why are some people better navigators than others?  Scientists now think they have an explanation--a part of the brain produces a kind of "homing signal" and that signal is just stronger in certain people. Read more

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    In Berkeley, California, a 28-year-old woman with leukemia becomes the first person to receive a revolutionary type of medical treatment. The physician in charge of the procedure, Dr. John Lawrence, treats her with a radioactive isotope of phosphorus. Ultimately, radiation therapy doesn’t prove that effective in treating cancer, but it creates a new field of medicine, now known as radiology. Get the full story

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