08/29/2014
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  • NEWS

    Think that chocolate bar of slice of pizza won’t do much harm? Think again. New research from Australia has found that regularly eating junk food may lead to long-term changes in the brain and make it more difficult to return to a healthy diet. Read more


  • NEWS

    Researchers at Northwestern University have tested a non-invasive brain stimulation technique that they say may be an effective method for treating memory disorders such as dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Read more


  • NEWS

    Eating tomatoes on a regular basis may help lower risk of developing prostate cancer by as much as 18 percent, according to a new study at the University of Bristol in the U.K. Read more


  • INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

    Here are seven different drinks you can make for yourself, each with its own benefit .

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    I wish I had a twin so I could know what I'd look like without plastic surgery.

    —Joan Rivers


  • NEWS

    New research from Chinese scientists suggests that people who work night shifts, or who have inconsistent hours, may be more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, compared to those who work more conventional hours. Read more


  • NEWS

    According to a new study published in the Lancet, three-quarters of cancer patients who are clinically depressed are not getting proper treatment, at least in part because many people wrongly assume that depression is a normal reaction to cancer. Read more

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    For the first time, the U.S. government acknowledges that it has begun looking into the potential harmful effects of DDT, the widely-used pesticide.  The announcement, made by President John F. Kennedy at a press conference, had been prompted by a series of articles in New Yorker magazine by biologist Rachel Carson that will become her momentous book, Silent Spring.  In making the case that chemicals can damage nature and potentially cause cancer in humans, Carson sparked the birth of the environmental movement in America. Get the full story.

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