Abortion Rates Higher in Coutries That Outlaw It: New Study
January 19 2012 12:53 PM EST
Abortion is much more common in countries where it is illegal, according to a new study.
Ron Paul Supports Medical Marijuana: 5 Mental Disorders Treated with the Substance
January 19 2012 7:30 AM EST
A look at the healing powers that marijuana possesses against mental conditions.
Headphone Dangers Include Death By Train
January 18 2012 1:29 PM EST
A new study exposes little-known headphone health risks to pedestrians.
GymPact: New iPhone App Incentivizes Gym Visits
January 17 2012 9:17 AM EST
If a bulging waistline isn't enough of a motivator to go to the gym, a new iPhone app called GymPact adds a financial incentive to provide that extra nudge.
Magnesium-Rich Diet May Lower Stroke Risk
January 16 2012 9:21 AM EST
People who eat lots of magnesium-rich foods such as leafy green vegetables, nuts and beans have fewer strokes, according to an international analysis covering some 250,000 people.
Conquering The Chilly Workouts of Winter
January 16 2012 9:18 AM EST
As the outside temperature plummets, so too can the will to brave the elements for outdoor exercise. Experts say as long as you layer up, drink up and tune into how cold is just too cold it shouldn't impact your fitness.
Sausages and Cancer: 5 Other Diseases Related to Processed and Red Meats
January 14 2012 2:33 AM EST
A recent Swedish study reveals a link between the eating of processed meat such as sausages and the incidence of pancreatic cancer. Consuming a single serving of processed meat every day can increase your risk of pancreatic cancer, suggests the new study.
CES 2012: YouTube VP Sees Huge Growth in Specialty Channels
January 12 2012 2:57 PM EST
YouTube , which transmitted 800 million videos last year, expects growth to skyrocket in coming years with more specialty channels backed by advertising, VP for global content Robert Kyncil said at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Statins Could Aggravate Diabetes Risk in Women: Study
January 11 2012 5:17 AM EST
Diabetes could be an added risk for women taking the cholesterol-lowering drug, more popularly touted as statins.
CES 2012: World's First Internet-Connected Baby Scale Debuts
January 10 2012 4:51 PM EST
Withings debuted the world's first Internet-connected baby and toddler scale at CES 2012 in Las Vegas. It records the weight and height of the child and wirelessly transmits the information to smartphones and computers to help parents keep track of their child's development.
Study: Nicotine Patches Could Heal Mild Memory Loss
January 10 2012 8:47 AM EST
Nicotine patches as a quit-smoking aid have two advantages. The good news is that nicotine patches have now been shown to combat memory loss in elderly people and those who have stopped smoking. According to a study published in the current issue of Neurology, published by the American Academy of Neurology, wearing a nicotine patch could help people with mild cognitive or memory impairment.
Babies' Sleep Problems May Persist Over Years [STUDY]
January 06 2012 9:17 AM EST
There's bad news for exhausted new parents craving more shut-eye -- you can't just assume that your baby's sleep problems are normal and will soon pass.
Fewer Heart Attacks Occur After Weight-Loss Surgery
January 05 2012 9:45 AM EST
Obese people who had weight-loss surgery were less likely to later suffer a heart attack or stroke, or to die from one, compared to people who did not have the surgery, according to a Swedish study.
73-Year-Old Polish Granny Deejays for Senior Citizens (PHOTOS)
January 05 2012 9:29 AM EST
There's a 73-year-old granny in Poland who wants her fellow elderly to get off of their rockers and shake their booties.
Writing Meaningful Thoughts is Akin to Weight Loss Exercises: Study
January 05 2012 5:13 AM EST
It could be that the act of writing down values and beliefs is the next big fat-buster, as part of a mental diet strategy.
Exercise Helps Kids Do Better in School
January 04 2012 9:06 AM EST
Children who get more exercise also tend to do better in school, whether the exercise comes as recess, physical education classes or getting exercise on the way to school, according to an international study.
Fitness Often Not a Priority For College Students
January 03 2012 8:34 AM EST
Along with mother's cooking and the family dog, regular exercise is too often among the childish things young adults leave behind when they make the move from home to college.
Study Relates Fitness as an Indicator for Test Scores at Schools
January 03 2012 4:39 AM EST
A new study has linked physical activity to academic performance in children, a finding that could trigger action in the right direction, given the decline in physical activities in most schools.
Exercise Doesn't Prevent Pregnancy-Related Diabetes
December 29 2011 8:56 AM EST
Pregnant women who exercised regularly during the second half of their pregnancies did not lower their odds of developing pregnancy-related diabetes in a new clinical trial.
Obesity Tied to Older Adults' Risk of Falls
December 29 2011 8:46 AM EST
Obese older adults may be more likely than their thinner peers to suffer a potentially disabling fall -- though the most severely overweight may be somewhat protected from injury, according to a U.S. study.