Pediatricians Against Medical Marijuana, with Some Exceptions
Marijuana pot extract
January 26th, 2015
A leading group of pediatricians says it is against the legalization of marijuana, over concerns that these laws could be harmful to children.
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Fitbit Charge: Fitness Tracker Review
The Fitbit Charge tracker.
January 23rd, 2015
The Fitbit Charge is an activity tracker that also monitors sleep and displays incoming calls from your smartphone.
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Human 'Atlas' Reveals Where Proteins Reside in the Body
An image of a protein called EGFR (epidermal growth factor receptor) in human cells viewed under a microscope. EGFR, which is shown in green, is localized to the cell's membrane. The cell's nucleus is shown in blue.
January 22nd, 2015
A new map of the proteins found in human tissues reveals exactly which proteins are special to organs such as the liver or brain, and which ones are common across all tissues in the body.
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Do Kids Really Need to Drink Milk?
a boy drinking a big glass of milk
January 25th, 2015
Though doctors urge kids to drink 2-3 glasses of milk a day, some evidence suggests that may not be necessary for children to drink that much for good health.
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Computer Models Aid Kidney Disease Research
Ioannis Sgouralis creates computer models to assess organ behavior in varying conditions
January 23rd, 2015
Ioannis Sgouralis of the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis is using mathematical modeling to study how the kidneys behave in a range of different conditions.
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Surprise, It's SpongeBob! X-Ray Shows What Toddler Swallowed
An X-ray shows a SpongeBob pendant that a toddler swallowed.
January 22nd, 2015
SpongeBob was recently spotted sinking down to the deep oceans of a toddler's belly.
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Can't Exercise for 30 Minutes Today? Any Activity Is Better than None
two women running
January 21st, 2015
Health officials recommend that people get 150 minutes of moderate activity per week, but some researchers argue that guidelines should instead focus on getting people to be just a little bit more active.
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Here's What to Eat to Lower Inflammation
Healthy foods include nuts, peppers, tomatoes, carrots and bananas.
January 24th, 2015
A number of foods are touted for their ability to lower inflammation, but do they work? Nutrition experts weigh in.
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Staying Home & Watching TV May Reduce Flu Spread
a family watches tv
January 22nd, 2015
The urge to stay home and watch TV during a flu epidemic may not be such a bad idea, new research finds.
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Opioid Prescriptions May Put Unborn Children at Risk, CDC Warns
A collection of pills
January 22nd, 2015
Many U.S. women who are in their childbearing years are prescribed opioid painkillers, powerful medications that can cause birth defects, a new study finds.
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