12/06/2013
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  • NEWS

    New research from the Harvard School of Public Health shows that eating healthier may come at a price. Researchers worked out price differences of various foods—from healthy vegetables and grains to processed meats and unhealthy oils—and found the healthy food groups to cost about $550 more per year per person. Read more


  • NEWS

    While some studies have suggested that vitamin D supplements can be beneficial in protecting against an array of diseases—including cancer, diabetes and dementia—a new study from France challenges that conclusion. Read more


  • NEWS

    Smart phones are nothing new, but Microsoft is developing a new device that you may surprise you. The company's researchers say that women may one day wear a “smart bra” that tracks emotions, with the goal of discouraging the wearer from engaging in emotional eating. Read more


  • INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

    In December, it's easy to gain weight or get a little overwhelmed. Here are some tips to help you avoid both.

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    Revenge is sweet and non-fattening.

    —Alfred Hitchcock


  • NEWS

    A new sugar-free candy developed by researchers in Germany may reduce cavities by binding to the bad bacteria in our mouth and preventing it from reattaching to our teeth. Read more


  • NEWS

    The number of people living with dementia is projected to triple by 2050, according to Alzheimer’s Disease International, jumping from 44 million to 135 million people. Read more

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    Just after midnight, a South African doctor named Christiaan Barnard begins one of the more notable operations in medical history. He and a team of 20 other doctors remove the heart of a young woman hit by a car and place it in the body of a 53-year-old man dying of heart disease. Five hours later, Barnard shocks the heart and it begins beating inside the body of Louis Washkansky. He will live for only 18 days, dying of double pneumonia because his immune system had to be suppressed to keep the heart from being rejected. But Dr. Barnard, a relative unknown in the world of cardiology, has shown that transplanting a heart from one person to another is possible. Read more

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