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
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
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
Revenge is sweet and non-fattening.
- 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