Scientists from the Joslin Diabetes Center have found that while a person’s brain contains significant amounts of cholesterol, diabetics may lack the sufficient amount needed—which affects critical brain functions.
President Barack Obama and Republican leaders have reached a deal on extending tax cuts for all Americans. The compromise, which is facing resistance from Democrats, still has to be approved by Congress.
Senate Republicans have blocked two Democratic proposals that would have extended the Bush-era tax cuts for all Americans except for the wealthiest earners.
The head of the Federal Reserve has defended the central bank’s decision to buy about $600 billion in government debt in an effort to improve the nation’s economy.
Scientists from the Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam in the Netherlands have discovered that older adults who have decreased levels of sodium in their blood are at an increased risk to experience a fall and suffer a fracture. This is true even among adults who have only mildly decreased levels of sodium.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has called for President Barack Obama’s resignation if it can be proven that Obama approved illegal spying techniques.
Representative Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) has become the 23rd House member in the nation’s history to be censured, after the House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted in favor of the formal reprimand on Dec. 2.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has asked Congress to consider approving an online privacy measure.
In the wake of the increasing popularity of energy drinks, researchers from Northern Kentucky University recently conducted a study to examine the effects that these sugary and highly caffeinated drinks have on the younger population — especially college students.
The national unemployment rate climbed to a seven-month high in November, according to the latest Labor Department report.