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“I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken from me,’’ Winston Churchill once observed.
Babies are dying in places where they should never be laid down to sleep, despite the presence of cribs in their homes, new research presented at a gathering of the nation’s pediatricians shows.
It appears that germs are naturally craftier at dodging antibiotics than we’ve thought. Bacteria, recent research suggests, have a lot more experience at making adjustments to hostile environments than just the 80 years or so that humans have been trying to quash them with manufactured medicines.
Dogs have been keeping company with humans for at least 15,000 years, cats maybe half as long, but researchers continue to learn new lessons about our pets and how we influence each other.
Health investigators did a better job figuring out what caused food-borne illness in 2008 than during any year in a decade, yet still solved less than half of the outbreaks, according to a new report.
The National Weather Service’s warning in New Orleans the morning before Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005 still stands out as one of the agency’s most urgent alerts ever issued.
Researchers are finding strong evidence that parts of the brain are involved in gaining control over smoking and nicotine addiction, and that different areas may be important for each individual.
Medical research seems to intersect with common sense a lot.
What makes us get fat? We all know, deep down, that obesity comes when we consume more calories than we burn on a regular basis.