07/28/2014
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  • NEWS

    Here’s yet another reason not to skimp on sleep. Sleep deprivation may make it more likely that you recall events that never happened, according to a study published in the journal Psychological Science. Read more


  • NEWS

    High-intensity training may also work for older people. Just six-second bursts of exercise could significantly improve their health, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Read more


  • NEWS

    As one might expect, handshakes appear to spread more germs than do high fives or fist bumps. In fact, according to a study published in the American Journal of Infection Control, handshakes transfer 10 times more bacteria than fist bumps. Read more


  • INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

    Here’s how to keep your face clean during the summer.

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.

    —Babe Ruth


  • NEWS

    Men who work day and night shifts may be as much as 42 percent more likely to have type 2 diabetes than non-shift workers, according to a new large international study. Read more


  • NEWS

    The commonly-used medication paracetamaol--also known as acetaminophen--may not be any more effective in treating back pain than is a placebo, according to a new study published in The Lancet. Read more

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    In Independence, Missouri, President Lyndon Johnson dramatically expands health care coverage in America by signing the law creating Medicare and Medicaid. He’s in Missouri to honor former president Harry S. Truman, who had first proposed a national health insurance plan 20 years earlier.  But Truman’s proposal had stalled in Congress, largely due to staunch opposition from the American Medical Association (AMA), which coined the term “socialized medicine” to describe the concept. Within a year of the law finally going into effect, almost 20 million people signed up. Get the full story.

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