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Audio Total smoking bans linked to more quitting smoking

Apr 17, 2014 • By Sheryl Kay

Podcast: Play in new window | Download There’s nothing pretty about smoking cigarettes. For decades studies have linked the habit to a host of conditions, from cardiovascular disease to cancer to low birth weight. Even for those who don’t partake, secondhand smoke is almost just as dangerous … and there is evidence now that toxic […]

Audio Office air could make you sick

Apr 16, 2014 • By Staff Writer

Podcast: Play in new window | Download You’ve probably heard the news about the link between job stress and heart disease and how too much sitting can increase your risk of death. Some bosses can be a real pain, and then there are toxic coworkers and hostile work environments. But what if your actual work […]

Audio Diagnosis by laser

Apr 15, 2014 • By Morgan Sherburne

Podcast: Play in new window | Download It’s something even the Jetsons couldn’t predict: Researchers at the University of Adelaide have developed a laser that can diagnose diseases. Researchers say the laser could potentially detect trace gases in exhaled breath in a surgery room. For example, people with diabetes exhale tiny amounts of acetone, which […]

Audio Juggling, running and robots

Apr 14, 2014 • By Morgan Sherburne

Podcast: Play in new window | Download What do juggling and running have in common? Both use repetitive motion. But when a person juggles, his or her feet are usually fairly stationary — which is why researchers at Johns Hopkins University are using juggling to study the way a person moves in a repetitive way. […]

Audio LIVE: Getting into Veterinary School

Apr 12, 2014 • By Speaker: Dr. Julia Conway

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Thinking of applying to veterinary school? The path to acceptance requires a lot of hard work and dedication, but the rewards of a career in veterinary medicine can be great. The study of veterinary medicine can lead not only to clinical practice, but also to work in public […]

Audio Cobalt, Dr. House, and poisoned beer

Apr 11, 2014 • By Morgan Sherburne

Podcast: Play in new window | Download The patient presents with severe heart failure. The left ventricle of his heart is only pumping out about 25 percent of the blood within it, compared to the healthy 55 to 70 percent. He has nearly 20 times the amount of a certain peptide used to measure heart […]

Audio Frequent male drinkers subject to memory loss

Apr 10, 2014 • By Sheryl Kay

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Middle-aged adults face a wide variety of daily challenges … and some find a good release at the end of the day, be it in a glass of wine or a frosty mug of ale. Drinking much beyond that, however, can open up a Pandora’s Box of issues, […]

Audio Cinnamon: Not just for rolls

Apr 9, 2014 • By Staff Writer

Podcast: Play in new window | Download When you hear the word cinnamon, you may think of gooey cinnamon rolls or other sweet goodies. Although these may not be the makings of the healthiest meal, cinnamon by itself is extremely beneficial to your health. The spice is rich in manganese, iron, calcium and fiber, and […]

Audio Chocolate, wine and berries may protect against type 2 diabetes

Apr 8, 2014 • By Michelle Champalanne

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Chocolate and wine lovers rejoice! Researchers have found yet another reason to stock up on these rich indulgences. A new study suggests that consuming high levels of flavonoids, found in foods such as chocolate, tea, berries and wine, may help protect against Type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes […]

Audio Fixating on freckles

Apr 7, 2014 • By John Pastor

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Megan Fox and Pierce Brosnan are known for their movie roles and striking good looks, but only sharp-eyed observers of the silver screen will notice something else in common. Did anyone say freckles? Freckles are clusters of pigment that become more pronounced with exposure to sunlight, especially in […]

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