Can Your Face Decide Your Fate?

By | Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:45

A new review of recent studies finds people rely on arbitrary facial traits, a systemic bias referred to as "face-ism," to make important decisions.

prison inmates

Prison Inmates May Benefit From Pricey Hep C Drug Sovaldi

By | Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:55

Treating hepatitis C-infected prison inmates with Sovaldi, which costs more than $84,000 for 12 weeks of treatment, is cost-effective compared with other FDA-approved treatments.


It’s Not Your Family History That Will Cause A Heart Attack

By | Mon, 10/20/2014 - 21:00

While coronary artery disease runs in families, heart attacks do not.


Your Parkinson's Is Gone, But Now You Can't Stop Gambling

By | Mon, 10/20/2014 - 16:00

Dopamine receptor agonist drugs are linked to impulse control disorders, including gambling, hypersexuality, and compulsive shopping.


Kids Who Drink Non-Cow’s Milk May Get Weak Bones

By | Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:43

Kids who drink non-cow's milk have lower levels of vitamin D in their blood when compared with those drinking fortified cow's milk.


Roman Gladiators Were Vegetarians Who Drank Ashes

By | Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:46

The Roman gladiators ate a mostly vegetarian diet and drank ashes as a healing tonic following training sessions.


Survivors of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Need Vitamin D, Suffer Without It

By | Sat, 10/18/2014 - 05:00

Vitamin D deficiency increases the risk of poor brain function following cardiac arrest while also increasing the risk of death.


US Enterovirus Outbreak Continues, Another Infant Dies

By | Fri, 10/17/2014 - 17:23

Lancen Kendall, just 5 months old, is the latest victim of an outbreak of enterovirus D68 sweeping across the United States.

drug addiction

Can Social Media Prevent Drug Use From Becoming Abuse?

By | Fri, 10/17/2014 - 15:22

The NIH has granted $11 million in awards to researchers exploring the use of social media to advance the prevention and treatment of substance use and addiction.


Does It Make A Difference What Gender Your Boss Is?

By | Fri, 10/17/2014 - 13:09

While more American workers would rather their new boss be either a man (33 percent) or a woman (20 percent), a full 46 percent of workers say it makes no difference.

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Are US Soldiers In Liberia Properly Trained And Isolated?

By | Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:50

As they prepare to combat Ebola in Liberia, U.S. military soldiers are receiving just four hours of on-the-fly instructions for protecting themselves against the deadly virus.

coma patient

Are Patients In A Vegetative State Aware Of Their Surroundings?

By | Thu, 10/16/2014 - 14:00

In some vegetative state patients, the distinctive brain networks that support cognitive function and consciousness appeared to be undamaged — even though the patient was unmoving and unresponsive.

college student

College Students Unlearn Safe Sex The Older They Get

By | Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:00

The odds of unprotected intercourse doubles between freshman and senior year.


How Infectious Is Ebola, Really?

By | Wed, 10/15/2014 - 17:58

If Ebola only spreads through direct contact with bodily fluids, how on earth did no one besides his nurse contract the deadly disease from Thomas Eric Duncan?


If You're Exercising, You Probably Have Few Depressive Symptoms

By | Wed, 10/15/2014 - 16:00

For adults between ages 23 and 50, more frequent physical activity links to fewer depressive symptoms.