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Health benefits of using public transport

Lower obesity rates linked with public transportation use: Study.

30 Jan 2019 8:39 PM

Barack Obama says Trump is ‘the symptom, not the cause’ of division

Obama's comments came during a speech at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he accepted an ethics in government award.

09 Sep 2018 10:34 AM

Here’s how ketamine keeps depression at bay

When G proteins move out of lipid rafts, it allows for better communication among brain cells, which helps alleviate symptoms of depression.

26 Jun 2018 8:15 AM

Many US adults take medicines that can cause depression

Patients who do develop depression as a drug side effect can often switch to different prescriptions.

13 Jun 2018 3:22 PM

Does liquor impact development of Alzheimer's disease?

The cell-based study suggests that alcohol may impede the clearance of amyloid beta in the brain.

06 Jun 2018 1:27 PM


Yucky ducky? Study reveals bath-time toy's dirty secret

The murky liquid released when ducks were squeezed contained "potentially pathogenic bacteria".

28 Mar 2018 3:59 PM

Here’s a protein that helps in cancer growth

Researchers at the University of Illinois have been able to study precisely how Ras proteins interact with cell membrane surfaces.

21 Feb 2018 10:04 AM

Parents of disabled children don't often make care plans

Over 12 percent of the parents who participated reported that they had taken no actions to ensure that their child's needs would be met.

10 Feb 2018 8:38 PM

Secret to willpower lies in believing you have it in abundance

The secret to having an ironclad willpower lies in believing that you have an unlimited supply of it.

20 Jan 2018 8:08 PM

Students more engaged, attentive during outdoor lessons: study

Scientists have known for a while that natural outdoor environments can have a variety of beneficial effects on people.

14 Jan 2018 3:29 PM


This weight-loss surgery lowers women's booze tolerance

The weight-loss surgery speeds up alcohol absorption to the bloodstream.

21 Nov 2017 9:48 AM

Soon, better performing disease-resistant apples

A new wave of scab-resistant apples has been developed and tested as part of a cooperative breeding program.

15 Nov 2017 12:55 PM

Boozer? High estrogen levels could be to blame

Studies indicate that gender differences in psychiatric disorders, including addiction, are influenced by estrogen

12 Nov 2017 1:29 PM

Girls believe boys are more brilliant

Study shows 6-year-olds are influenced by stereotypes that brilliance is a male trait.

28 Jan 2017 4:41 AM