NYC Ban on Sugary Drinks Rejected by Appeals Court

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The New York Court of Appeals refused to reinstate New York City’s ban on large sodas and other sugary drinks on Thursday. The ban went into effect in 2012 and prevented the sale of single-size servings of soda and other Read More

How to Live Past 100, According to Centenarians

Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Want to live to 100? Doctors will tell you to stay active and eat loads of fruits and veggies. But these centenarians have a few extra tricks up their sleeves. Lucienne Clotier of Old Town, Maine, who just turned 105, credits Read More

Eight Weight Loss Myths to Lose Today

Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — When it comes to obesity, we have more to lose than just those extra pounds. We also need to shed our misconceptions. “If we continue to think about obesity prevention and treatment the way we always have, then we’ll Read More

Brain Chip Helps Quadriplegic Move Hand with Mind

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Four years after Ian Burkhart became a quadriplegic during a diving accident, he moved his fingers just by thinking about it. He did it with the help of an experimental device that bypassed his damaged Read More

You Really Are One with Your Cellphone

iStock/Thinkstock(EUGENE, Ore.) — People have more in common with their smartphones than they probably realize but it’s not necessarily something you’d want to text a friend about. Researcher James Meadow at the University of Oregon says phones carry Read More

A New Way for Brainiacs to Get Together

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The smartest of the smart are looking for love in all the right places. In this case, it’s on Mensa Match, a new service by the dating website Mensa bills itself as “the high IQ society that provides a forum for Read More

Committed Couples Least Liked on Facebook

Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(HAVERFORD, Pa.) — All the world loves lovers except on social media site like Facebook where they get the cold shoulder from most users. Haverford College social psychologist Dr. Benjamin Le, who conducted a study for a Read More

Aspirin Use May Help Reduce Risk of Pancreatic Cancer

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A new study found that aspirin use may help to reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer. According to a study published Thursday in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, researchers found that for each year of Read More