Wednesday, February 14th, 2018


Sky-high Valentine’s Day nuptials atop the Empire State Building

Love was in the air at the Empire State Building as couples got married and renewed their vows on Valentine’s Day. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Can gene therapy be harnessed to fight AIDS virus?

Researchers are working to improve treatment for the virus and are trying to tackle HIV​ by editing DNA

Parents Find Kids’ Weight Grades Hard to Swallow

About half of U.S. states have laws requiring schools to conduct BMI screenings among their students, according to a study published last year in Current Obesity Reports. The resource:27

11 Rules For Keeping A Friends With Benefits Situation Casual (And Avoid Getting Hurt)

Photo: getty Having a FWB can be fun at first, but if you don’t follow certain friends with benefits rules, you’ll end up getting hurt. So, be sure to stay emotionless, never sleep over, and don’t assume your situation will turn into a real relationship. Keywords: casual sex, friends with benefits, friendship, Relationships, FWB read more

First-grader dies of flu in Massachusetts

A 6-year-old girl in Haverhill, Massachusetts, is the first child in the state to die of flu this year, health officials say. Louisa Miller of CBS Boston station WBZ reports.

The Definitive Guide to Chocolate

Ah, chocolate. What a life. According to the Aztecs, the great feathered serpent god of wisdom and creation known as Quetzalcoatl introduced the cocoa bean to mankind. It’s likelier that it originated in the Amazon rainforest and wound its way north to Mesoamerica, whose inhabitants figured out they could domesticate, ferment, roast, crush, and mix cocoa with water, chilies, and spices to produce a bitter, intoxicating drink. It then took a boat across the Atlantic, learning Spanish along the way. Europe wasn’t sure what to make of the bitterness until someone spilledRead More

Declining U.S. fertility rates, and a “romantic reckoning”

New research shows a sharp drop in the number of babies born in the U.S. last year

Could we have been better prepared for this flu season?

Former CDC director Tom Frieden says the “only thing predictable about flu is it’s unpredictable”

Drug Might Be Safer For Dementia Psychosis

British researchers say they may have found a medicine that helps ease symptoms of agitation in dementia patients, but in a much safer way. The resource:27

6-year-old from Massachusetts dies from flu

The first-grader is the first flu-related child death in the state this year, officials say

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