Health & Medicine

  1. Brain

    The colorful world of synesthesia

    Explore the sensory explosion experienced by people with this unusual, but not that uncommon nor unwelcome, condition.

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  2. Health & Medicine

    Swine flu goes global

    The disease is likely to keep spreading, but a vaccine may be in sight.

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  3. Health & Medicine

    Fighting fat with fat

    Brown fat found in adults may help keep obesity at bay.

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  4. Health & Medicine

    Kids now getting ‘adult’ disease

    More kids are developing diabetes, and obesity is a major reason why.

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  5. Health & Medicine

    Treating peanut allergy bit by bit

    New study offers a little hope in reducing an allergy to peanuts, but don't try this at home.

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  6. Health & Medicine

    The metal detector in your mouth

    The taste of metal is sweet, spicy, bitter, delicious and perhaps other, mystery tastes.

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  7. Health & Medicine

    Greener Diet

    The planet is getting warmer, and what we eat isn’t helping.

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    Contemplating thought

    Your brain is more complex than a computer, but the two are similar.

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  9. Health & Medicine

    Face values

    Researchers are uncovering what makes a mug attractive.

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  10. Health & Medicine

    Body clocks

    Scientists are finding that when you sleep is just as important as how much you sleep.

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  11. Health & Medicine

    Sugar-pill medicine

    Just expecting to feel better can sometimes cure what’s ailing you.

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  12. Health & Medicine

    Math is a real brain bender

    Learning mathematics may make the brain reorganize the way it works.

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