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Secret rebate program to ophthalmologists revealed

The drug company Genentech is using secret — but perfectly legal — rebates to eye doctors to get them to prescribe Lucentis, a drug for age-related macular degeneration that is 100 times more expensive than another, equally effective drug, a

Exercise may help ward off common cold, study finds

Keep up your exercising routine this cold and flu season — if you want to avoid any of the 1 billion colds Americans are expected to come down with during the next year (every year, actually).

Getting in the habit: It takes longer than you think.

How long does it take to form a habit?
That was the question a team of researchers from University College London attempted to answer in a study published in the October issue of the European Journal of Social Psychology.
They found that healthful be

Think you would never have a Rick Sanchez moment? Don’t be so sure

The firing earlier this month of CNN anchor Rick Sanchez for making what many people perceived to be anti-Semitic remarks — and his subsequent apology, in which he claimed his words were the result of exhaustion and not of any deep-seated personal be

A second language: how the brain benefits from bilingualism

Those Lino Lakes officials who voted last summer to make sure that all city documents are printed only in English might want to rethink that action.
In fact, they might want to enroll all the town’s kids into bilingual classes tout de suite.