- Infections Among Homeless Could Fuel Wider Epidemics: Study
August 20 2012 10:30 AM
With an estimated 650,000 homeless people in the United States and around 380,000 in Britain, experts said high levels of infection would not only cause yet more poverty and distress for those without homes, but could also become a wider problem.
- One-on-one Training Studios Take Fitness Personally
August 20 2012 10:05 AM
In 1999, 4 million Americans were using personal trainers, but now the number hovers around 6.5 million.
- British Anthrax Death Sparks Outbreak Concern
August 17 2012 12:03 PM
From June 2012 there have been new cases of anthrax among heroin users in Europe - three in Germany, two in Denmark, one in France and one in Scotland, authorities say.
- Kids Vitamins: Get Your Refund Here After $2.1 Million Settlement For False Eye, Brain Health Claims
August 16 2012 3:14 PM
If you bought kids vitamins featuring Disney and Marvel characters, you're entitled to a refund after the companies peddling the products entered a $2.1 million settlement with the government for making false and unsubstantiated claims.
- Teens Choosing Oral Sex Over Intercourse Thinking It’s Safer, CDC Reports
August 16 2012 11:48 AM
About two-thirds of U.S. teens and young adults have had oral sex mistakenly thinking it’s a safer alternative to regular intercourse, according to a study released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Australian Court OKs Tobacco Pack Logo Ban
August 16 2012 10:53 AM
From December 1, cigarettes and tobacco products in Australia must be sold in plain olive green packets with graphic health warnings, such as pictures of mouth cancer and other smoking-related illnesses.
- U.S. Kids Downing More Diet Drinks
August 16 2012 10:15 AM
Researchers found that by 2008, 12.5 percent of children were drinking artificially-sweetened beverages. That was up from six percent a decade earlier.
- Dallas Declares Emergency After West Nile Virus Kills 14 In Texas
August 15 2012 4:05 PM
Dallas County officials have declared a state of emergency after a West Nile Virus outbreak killed several in Texas where hundreds of cases have been reported.
- First Case of West Nile Virus This Year Reported In Chicago
August 15 2012 2:52 PM
First discovered in Uganda in 1937, the West Nile virus is carried by birds and spread to humans by mosquitoes
- Flavanol-rich Cocoa May Reduce Blood Pressure A Bit
August 15 2012 9:16 AM
Pulling data from 20 studies published over the last decade, researchers found that people who ate flavanol-rich cocoa products every day for a few weeks saw their blood pressure drop by about two or three points.
- FDA Warns Hershey Over Chocolate Syrup Labeling
August 15 2012 9:09 AM
In a warning letter to the company sent in February but made public on Tuesday, the FDA said the labels on Hershey's Syrup+Calcium and its Syrup Sugar Free with Vitamin & Mineral Fortification violate federal law.
- First Lady Michelle Obama Teases Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas on 'Tonight' Show For Eating McDonald's
August 14 2012 12:47 PM
Michelle Obama teased U.S. Olympic gold medalist, Gabby Douglas during her appearance on the Jay leno Show, for eating fast food from McDonald's.
- Jesse Jackson Jr. Treated For Bipolar Disorder: What Does The Diagnosis Mean?
August 13 2012 3:22 PM
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is being treated for bipolar disorder at the Mayo Clinic. The form of the disorder that he has, called bipolar II depression, is a treatable one that afflicts many Americans who are still able to live successful, fruitful lives despite suffering from the ailment.
- Kinesio Tape: Miracle Adhesive Or Undeserved Hype?
August 10 2012 6:18 PM
Kinesio Tape has been ubiquitous during the London 2012 Olympic Games, but does the brightly colored adhesive actually live up to the hype?
- Shanyna Isom Has Rare Disease Causing Fingernails To Grow Where Hair Should [PHOTOS]
August 10 2012 3:08 PM
One year ago this month, 28-year-old Shanyna Isom discovered she had a rare disease causing fingernails to grow from the follicles where her hair should all over her body.
- Rajasthan Couple Arrested For Selling Newborn: Baby-Selling A Huge Racket In India
August 10 2012 12:45 PM
Police are also investigating six other people, including a government official, who may have been involved in this saga as middle-men in the transaction.
- Universal Flu Vaccine: Influeza Discovery May Render Annual Flu Shots Obsolete [REPORT]
August 10 2012 12:33 PM
Annual flu shots could become a thing of the past after an encouraging discovery may give way to a universal flu vaccine.
- Talia Castellano,12-Year-Old Cancer Patient And YouTube Sensation, Will Not Let Terminal Illness Stop Her
August 10 2012 11:53 AM
Talia Castellano, 12, was diagnosed five years ago on Valentine's day with stage 4 neuroblastoma. But she is not letting cancer ruin her spirits.
- David Rudisha, Latest In A Long Line Of Superb Kenyan Runners
August 10 2012 10:12 AM
Kenya (a nation of just 41 million) has produced more great runners (short- and long-distance) than just about any other nation on Earth.
- ‘Pubic Hair War:’ Twitter Responds To War On Hair ‘Down There’ [POLL]
August 09 2012 8:59 PM
Hear about the "pubic hair war" recently? Dr. Emily Gibson wants people to stop shaving their hair "down there" and naturally Twitter responded to the doctor's orders.