02/27/2015
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  • NEWS

    At least 10 drugs are more lethal than marijuana, including some that are legal, such as alcohol and nicotine, according to a study by researchers in Canada and Germany. Learn more.


  • NEWS

    Here's another black mark against diets heavy in processed foods: Researchers at Georgia State Univesity Institute of Medical Science say that the emulsifiers found in most processed foods may be linked to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), obesity and diabetes. Learn more.


  • NEWS

    More good news for coffee drinkers: A new study at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has found that drinking coffee every day may lower a person's risk of developing multiple sclerosis. Learn more.  


  • INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

    Here's what stress does to your body and what you can do to reduce the effects.

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    The problem with cats is that they get the exact same look on their face whether they see a moth or an axe-murderer.

    —Paula Poundstone


  • NEWS

    Everyone knows too little sleep isn't good for your health.  But now, according to a new study published in the journal Neurology, research suggests that getting too much sleep may increase your risk of suffering a stroke. Learn more


  • NEWS

    A study conducted by researchers from University of Sydney’s School of Psychology found that the “love hormone," oxytocin, has the ability to reverse the effects of alcohol intoxication in rats. Learn more

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    Two Cambridge University professors, James Watson and Frances Crick make what’s now considered one of the seminal discoveries of the 20th century—they figure out DNA’s double helix structure that allows it to “unzip” to create copies of itself and make it possible to pass genetic instructions from one generation to another. Later, at lunch at a nearby pub, Crick announces that he and his partner have found  “the secret to life.”  Get the full story.

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