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Being Bullied as a Child Can Leave Scars in Adults

Being Bullied as a Child Can Leave Scars in Adults

The judge investigating last month's deadly train crash in northwestern Spain plans to question the officials responsible for railway safety as possible defendants. Highlighting the harm caused by bullying, a new study continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: The Fight to Stop Undernourishment in Latin America

INFOGRAPHIC: The Fight to Stop Undernourishment in Latin America

According to "The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2012" released by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, undernourishment affects 49 million Latin Americans. continue reading »

STUDY: Heavy Coffee Drinking Tied to Shorter Lives for Younger Adults

STUDY: Heavy Coffee Drinking Tied to Shorter Lives for Younger Adults

But experts say research has many limitations. Hold the java and listen up: A new study suggests that people under 55 who drink four or more cups of coff continue reading »

Steve Ramirez & Xu Liu TED Talk: What if We Could Alter Our Memories? (VIDEO)

Steve Ramirez & Xu Liu TED Talk: What if We Could Alter Our Memories? (VIDEO)

Can we edit the content of our memories? It’s a sci-fi-tinged question that Steve Ramirez and Xu Liu are asking in their lab at MIT. Essentially, the pair shoot a laser beam into the brain of a living mouse to activate and manipulate its memory. In this unexpectedly amusing talk they share not only how, but -- more importantly -- why they do this. continue reading »

HISPANIC HEALTH:  Stroke Rates Declining but Not for Mexican-Americans

HISPANIC HEALTH:  Stroke Rates Declining but Not for Mexican-Americans

A new study on strokes published in ‘Annals of Neurology’ is reporting that while stroke rates have dramatically declined for most Americans it has not for Mexican-Americans. continue reading »

Company Tied to Stomach Bug Outbreak Stops Shipments to U.S.

Company Tied to Stomach Bug Outbreak Stops Shipments to U.S.

Salad mix from Mexico has been implicated in Iowa, Nebraska cases; source of other infections is unclear - The Mexican company that distributes a salad mix tied to a U.S. outbreak of cyclospora illnesses said Monday that it was suspending shipments of the product to the United States. continue reading »

Boys and Girls May Have Different Obesity Risk Factors

Boys and Girls May Have Different Obesity Risk Factors

Playing team sports, even drinking milk affected kids differently in study. While some behaviors increase the risk of obesity for both boys and girls, continue reading »

Salmonella Outbreak: 307 Sick in 37 States

Salmonella Outbreak: 307 Sick in 37 States

More than 300 people in 37 states have been sickened to date in a major multistate outbreak of salmonella infection linked to baby poultry, U.S. government health officials reported Friday. continue reading »

Researchers Develop Biocompatible Cranial Implants in Colombia

Researchers Develop Biocompatible Cranial Implants in Colombia

Colombian researchers have developed biocompatible implants for patients who have suffered cranioencephalic traumas and which are based on 3D imaging of the patient known as tomography. These implants are far less costly than those available in the United States. continue reading »

Early Discipline Tied to Less Use of Drugs, Alcohol in Teens

Early Discipline Tied to Less Use of Drugs, Alcohol in Teens

A program to help correct disruptive behavior at ages 7 to 9 seemed to make a difference through age 17. Correcting disruptive behavior in young children could help prevent t continue reading »