10/17/2014
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  • NEWS

    Need to cut back on sweet tooth cravings?  Eating a high-protein breakfast can help and also increase dopamine levels, according to a new study at the University of Missouri.  Read more


  • NEWS

    Drinking soda and other sweetened drinks has been connected to DNA shortening in cells for the first time, and that can accelerate aging and increase risk for diseases, according to a report in the American Journal of Public Health. Read more


  • NEWS

    People over the age of 50 who are comfortable with getting older are more likely to seek preventative care and get health screenings, according to University of Michigan researchers. Read more


  • INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

    Unfortunately, there are different allergens for each part of the year.

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    Laugh and the world laughs with you.  Snore and you sleep alone.

    —Anthony Burgess


  • NEWS

    It was probably just a matter of time: Doctors at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego say they believe they've found the first case of a person addicted to a Google Glass device.  Read more


  • NEWS

    The World Health Organization (WHO) doesn't think much of energy drinks. In fact, in a report published in the journal Frontiers in Public Health, it says that they could pose a threat to public health. Read more

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    Christopher Columbus, on his first voyage to the New World, notes in his journal how the natives he met on the island he named San Salvador had given him presents of fruit, wooden spears and “certain dried leaves which gave off a distinct fragrance."  One of the members of his crew, a man named Rodrigo de Jerez, tried smoking the leaves as the natives did and he  liked it, becoming the first European to smoke tobacco. He took his new habit back to Spain with him, but it got him in trouble with the Spanish Inquisition, because “only the Devil could give a man the power to exhale smoke from his mouth.” He was sent to prison for seven years. Get the full story.

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