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Carrie Underwood Is Pregnant With Her First Child!

Post by Mary Fischer. Well? It's about damn time! The news just broke that Carrie Underwood is expecting her first child with husband Mike Fisher, which is an announcement her fans have been waiting for basically ever since she got hitched...Show More Summary

Feather loss hits young Antarctic penguins, putting them at risk in frigid weather

6 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

Although penguins can’t fly, they still need feathers. Without them, the birds risk disease and even death, which is why researchers are concerned about the recent reappearance of a rare disorder causing the feathers of young penguins to fall out. Read full article >>

Well: Birth Weight and Diabetes

6 hours agoHealth : NYT: Health

African-Americans born at low birth weight are at an increased risk for Type 2 diabetes later in life, a new study has found.

Birth Weight and Diabetes

6 hours agoHealth : Well

African-Americans born at low birth weight are at an increased risk for Type 2 diabetes later in life, a new study has found.

Possible Risks of S.S.R.I. Antidepressants to Newborns

6 hours agoHealth : Well

Researchers are finding more evidence that women who take S.S.R.I. depressants like Prozac and Zoloft increase the likelihood of a variety of health problems in their newborns.

Blue light from electronics disturbs sleep, especially for teenagers

6 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

The pervasive glow of electronic devices may be an impediment to a good night’s sleep. That’s particularly noticeable now, when families are adjusting to early wake-up times for school. Teenagers can find it especially hard to get started in the morning. Show More Summary

A Call for a Low-Carb Diet

7 hours agoHealth : NYT: Health

In a finding that upends long-held notions about a healthy diet, a major study shows that avoiding carbohydrates and eating more fat contributes to weight loss and fewer cardiovascular risks.

Obesity Is A Big Contributor To Diabetes Boom

8 hours agoHealth : Healthland

Diabetes is one of the most common diseases in the U.S., and there’s a single biggest culprit to blame, found a new study released today in Annals of Internal Medicine: our ever-increasing body mass index, or BMI. The team analyzed data from five National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys of a nationally representative U.S. sample…

Recent Updates on Naked Mole Rat Research

8 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Comparative study of the biology of aging in species with widely divergent life spans is undertaken by a number of groups in the broader research community. The idea here is that, especially in the case of similar species that nonetheless...Show More Summary


British Prime Minister David Cameron called Monday for a new law to give police the temporary power to seize a passport in case a British citizen is suspected of trying to travel to support ISIS. Cameron told lawmakers meeting in the House of Commons on Monday there were two gaps in Britain’s fight against the […]

Americans’ Diets Are Improving (Sort Of)

9 hours agoHealth : Healthland

New research shows Americans as a whole are eating healthier, but there's still a lot of room for improvement

Going to the US Open, according to Samantha Stosur

9 hours agoHealth : Well Good NYC

What you need to know about the US Open, according to someone who actually, well, won it.

Don't drive home wet

We all expect our car’s airbag to work in the case of emergency. So what happens when it has been automatically shut off without warning?We thought something was wrong with the airbag shutoff switch in our 2012 Subaru Impreza. We’d be...Show More Summary

We've Got This Routine Down: Our September Must Haves

9 hours agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

We're going back to school and back to our routine this month, but that doesn't mean our healthy habits will suffer. We've got on-the-go snacks, comfy capris, and a way to make workouts so fun we won't be skipping class anytime soon. Check out what we're loving this September!

Matter: Tiny, Vast Windows Into Human DNA

10 hours agoHealth : NYT: Health

In the fruit fly and the worm Caenorhabditis elegans, scientists have found a choreography of genes strikingly similar to human DNA, with the potential for insights into genetic disorders.

Books: Guiding a Husband and a Mother Through Alzheimer’s at the Same Time

10 hours agoHealth : NYT: Health

Meryl Comer has written a heartbreaking account of caring for both her husband, who has been debilitated by early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, and her mother, who has the late-onset variety.

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