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  • Stress is contagious -- protect yourself

    Stress is contagious -- protect yourself

    Monday, May 5 2014 9:29 AM EDT2014-05-05 13:29:09 GMT
    When you see someone yawn, there is a good chance you'll be yawning soon too.The same could be true for stress.
    When you see someone yawn, there is a good chance you'll be yawning soon too.The same could be true for stress.
  • Health Watch: Adults and ADHD

    Health Watch: Adults and ADHD

    Friday, March 14 2014 9:43 AM EDT2014-03-14 13:43:09 GMT
    The number of adults  in the U.S. taking adhd medicine has doubled over the past 4 years.
    The number of adults  in the U.S. taking adhd medicine has doubled over the past 4 years.
  • What's in and out under new federal school food rules

    What's in and out under new federal school food rules

    Thursday, June 27 2013 11:50 AM EDT2013-06-27 15:50:23 GMT
    Here are some examples of what could be in and out under new federal rules that aim to make school food healthier, provided the items meet or don't meet all of the requirements.
    Here are some examples of what could be in and out under new federal rules that aim to make school food healthier, provided the items meet or don't meet all of the requirements.
  • HEALTH NEWS

    Plan B Over The Counter for 15 Year Olds

    Plan B Over The Counter for 15 Year Olds

    Wednesday, May 1 2013 7:21 AM EDT2013-05-01 11:21:35 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a surprise twist to the decade-plus effort to ease access to morning-after pills, the government is lowering the age limit to 15 for one brand -- Plan B One-Step -- and will let it
    In a surprise twist to the decade-plus effort to ease access to morning-after pills, the government is lowering the age limit to 15 for one brand -- Plan B One-Step -- and will let it be sold over the counter.
  • Seeing pain on brain scans

    Seeing pain on brain scans

    Thursday, April 11 2013 9:46 AM EDT2013-04-11 13:46:21 GMT
    Is it possible to see pain on your brain? According to a team of scientists, it is.
    Is it possible to see pain on your brain? According to a team of scientists, it is.
  • 6 keys to easing into a diet

    6 keys to easing into a diet

    Friday, April 5 2013 2:37 PM EDT2013-04-05 18:37:34 GMT
    With hundreds of diets out there recommending everything from eating more to eating less, it's easy for dieters to get overwhelmed. But it doesn't have to be complicated.
    With hundreds of diets out there recommending everything from eating more to eating less, it's easy for dieters to get overwhelmed. But it doesn't have to be complicated.
  • Health-care law to raise claims cost 32 percent, study finds

    Health-care law to raise claims cost 32 percent, study finds

    Wednesday, March 27 2013 8:59 AM EDT2013-03-27 12:59:59 GMT
    A new study finds that insurance companies will have to pay out an average of 32 percent more for medical claims under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
    A new study finds that insurance companies will have to pay out an average of 32 percent more for medical claims under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
  • Bumble Bee expands tuna recall

    Bumble Bee expands tuna recall

    Friday, March 22 2013 6:54 AM EDT2013-03-22 10:54:00 GMT
    Some cans of Bumble Bee and Chicken of the Sea tuna have been recalled because the cans were improperly sealed.
    Some cans of Bumble Bee and Chicken of the Sea tuna have been recalled because the cans were improperly sealed.
  • CDC estimates at least 1 million children have autism

    CDC estimates at least 1 million children have autism

    Wednesday, March 20 2013 4:57 PM EDT2013-03-20 20:57:18 GMT
    The estimate used to be 1 in 88 children have autism, but now the CDC is saying 1 in 50 children have the brain development disorder.
    The estimate used to be 1 in 88 children have autism, but now the CDC is saying 1 in 50 children have the brain development disorder.
  • Report: Kelly Osbourne suffers seizure on set of 'Fashion Police'

    Report: Kelly Osbourne suffers seizure on set of 'Fashion Police'

    Kelly Osbourne suffered a seizure today while filming E!'s "Fashion Police" and was taken to a Los Angeles-area hospital in unknown condition, according to online reports.
    Kelly Osbourne suffered a seizure today while filming E!'s "Fashion Police" and was taken to a Los Angeles-area hospital in unknown condition, according to online reports.
  • Study shows declining life span for some US women

    Study shows declining life span for some US women

    Tuesday, March 5 2013 9:52 AM EST2013-03-05 14:52:38 GMT
    A new study offers more compelling evidence that life expectancy for some U.S. women is actually falling, a disturbing trend that experts can't explain.
    A new study offers more compelling evidence that life expectancy for some U.S. women is actually falling, a disturbing trend that experts can't explain.
  • Eating organic: Dietitian suggests what to buy, what to skip

    Eating organic: Dietitian suggests what to buy, what to skip

    Thursday, February 21 2013 9:36 AM EST2013-02-21 14:36:42 GMT
    Many claim it's healthier to eat organic foods, but is it necessary to spend the extra money? Some nutritionists say yes -- but not on every food item.
    Many claim it's healthier to eat organic foods, but is it necessary to spend the extra money? Some nutritionists say yes -- but not on every food item.
  • 'Glass fragments' in Lean Cuisine spur recall

    'Glass fragments' in Lean Cuisine spur recall

    Tuesday, February 12 2013 9:47 AM EST2013-02-12 14:47:52 GMT
    Some packages of Lean Cuisine ravioli, made by Nestlé, are being recalled because they may contain fragments of glass, the Food and Drug Administration said. The recall applies only to packages of Lean
    Some packages of Lean Cuisine ravioli, made by Nestlé, are being recalled because they may contain fragments of glass, the Food and Drug Administration said.
  • Mountain Dew introducing breakfast drink with extra caffeine

    Mountain Dew introducing breakfast drink with extra caffeine

    Monday, February 11 2013 12:43 PM EST2013-02-11 17:43:06 GMT
    PepsiCo Inc. is rolling out a new drink called Kickstart this month that has Mountain Dew flavor but is made with 5 percent juice and Vitamins B and C, along with an extra jolt of caffeine.
    PepsiCo Inc. is rolling out a new drink called Kickstart this month that has Mountain Dew flavor but is made with 5 percent juice and Vitamins B and C, along with an extra jolt of caffeine.
  • Debunking common nutritional myths

    Debunking common nutritional myths

    Wednesday, January 30 2013 1:34 PM EST2013-01-30 18:34:04 GMT
    It turns out that some so-called "bad" foods actually can have a place in a healthy diet.
    It turns out that some so-called "bad" foods actually can have a place in a healthy diet.
  • Lungs from heavy smokers may be effective for double-lung transplant

    Lungs from heavy smokers may be effective for double-lung transplant

    Wednesday, January 30 2013 8:29 AM EST2013-01-30 13:29:02 GMT
    For patients with lung disease in need of a full-lung transplant, time is of the absolute essence – as the average survival rate without surgery is only one to two years, according to the National Heart,
    For patients with lung disease in need of a full-lung transplant, time is of the absolute essence – as the average survival rate without surgery is only one to two years, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).
  • Barbara Walters hospitalized with chickenpox

    Barbara Walters hospitalized with chickenpox

    Monday, January 28 2013 1:49 PM EST2013-01-28 18:49:06 GMT
    Barbara Walters would probably like to hit the reset button on 2013. She has the chickenpox and has been hospitalized more than a week after falling and hitting her head at a pre-inaugural party.
    Barbara Walters would probably like to hit the reset button on 2013. She has the chickenpox and has been hospitalized more than a week after falling and hitting her head at a pre-inaugural party.
  • Gatorade to remove controversial ingredient

    Gatorade to remove controversial ingredient

    PepsiCo Inc. is removing a controversial ingredient from its Gatorade sports drink in response to customer complaints.
    PepsiCo Inc. is removing a controversial ingredient from its Gatorade sports drink in response to customer complaints.
  • FDA won't regulate college's birth-control vending machine

    FDA won't regulate college's birth-control vending machine

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration won't take any regulatory action over a vending machine at a Pennsylvania college that dispenses so-called "morning-after" birth control pills.
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration won't take any regulatory action over a vending machine at a Pennsylvania college that dispenses the morning-after pill.
  • 'Tobacco penalty’ could price smokers out of health overhaul

    'Tobacco penalty’ could keep smokers out of health overhaul

    Millions of smokers could be priced out of health insurance because of tobacco penalties in President Barack Obama's health care law.
    Millions of smokers could be priced out of health insurance because of tobacco penalties in President Barack Obama's health care law, according to experts who are just now teasing out the potential impact of a little-noted provision in the massive legislation.
  • Report: Some children may outgrow autism diagnosis

    Report: Some children may outgrow autism diagnosis

    Thursday, January 17 2013 11:45 AM EST2013-01-17 16:45:16 GMT
    An autism diagnosis may not necessarily last throughout the course of a child's life, new research suggests.
    An autism diagnosis may not necessarily last throughout the course of a child's life, new research suggests.
  • Compression fitness gear: Does it work?

    Compression fitness gear: Does it work?

    Thursday, January 17 2013 11:36 AM EST2013-01-17 16:36:38 GMT
    With marathon season in full swing in Central Florida, you may see runners in compression workout gear. Does it work, or is it a bunch of hype?
    With marathon season in full swing in Central Florida, you may see runners in compression workout gear. Does it work, or is it a bunch of hype?
  • Can berries cut heart disease risk in women?

    Can berries cut heart disease risk in women?

    Wednesday, January 16 2013 12:32 PM EST2013-01-16 17:32:19 GMT
    Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, but a new study suggests eating berries could cut the risk of heart attacks in women by as much as 32 percent.
    Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, but a new study suggests eating berries could cut the risk of heart attacks in women by as much as 32 percent.
  • How to get fit with workout DVDs

    How to get fit with workout DVDs

    Tuesday, January 15 2013 1:52 PM EST2013-01-15 18:52:32 GMT
    Workout DVDs are advertised extensively on television, from P90X to Zumba. But after you purchase one, how do you ensure that you actually use it, and it doesn't just collect dust in the DVD case?
    Workout DVDs are advertised extensively on television, from P90X to Zumba. But after you purchase one, how do you ensure that you actually use it, and it doesn't just collect dust in the DVD case?
  • SCARY STUDY

    1 in 24 admit to falling asleep behind the wheel

    1 in 24 admit to falling asleep behind the wheel

    Friday, January 4 2013 5:39 AM EST2013-01-04 10:39:36 GMT
    This could give you nightmares: 1 in 24 U.S. adults say they recently fell asleep while driving. And health officials behind the study think the number is probably higher.
    This could give you nightmares: 1 in 24 U.S. adults say they recently fell asleep while driving. And health officials behind the study think the number is probably higher.
  • CDC reports dropping rates in childhood obesity

    CDC reports dropping rates in childhood obesity

    Wednesday, December 26 2012 10:31 AM EST2012-12-26 15:31:05 GMT
    The number of low-income preschoolers who qualify as obese or "extremely obese" has dropped over the last decade, new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show. Although the decline
    The number of low-income preschoolers who qualify as obese or "extremely obese" has dropped over the last decade, new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show.
  • Teenage pregnancy hits historic low

    Teenage pregnancy hits historic low

    Tuesday, December 25 2012 12:43 PM EST2012-12-25 17:43:02 GMT
    According to the CDC, the teen pregnancy rate is at a historic low. Fox Medical Expert, Dr. Archelle Georgiou explains.
    According to the CDC, the teen pregnancy rate is at a historic low. Fox Medical Expert, Dr. Archelle Georgiou explains.
  • Doc infects patients with hepatitis B during surgery

    Doc infects patients with hepatitis B during surgery

    Monday, December 24 2012 10:22 AM EST2012-12-24 15:22:39 GMT
    A doctor with hepatitis B who performed joint replacement surgeries unknowingly passed the virus on to at least two of his patients, according to a new report. The report, issued by researchers at the
    A doctor with hepatitis B who performed joint replacement surgeries unknowingly passed the virus on to at least two of his patients, according to a new report.
  • Study links TV in bedrooms to childhood obesity

    Study links TV in bedrooms to childhood obesity

    Wednesday, December 12 2012 7:41 AM EST2012-12-12 12:41:12 GMT
    Researchers at Pennington Biomedical Research Center found a link between obesity and children having TV sets in their bedrooms. The report, published Tuesday in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine,
    Researchers at Pennington Biomedical Research Center found a link between obesity and children having TV sets in their bedrooms.
  • Woman's running nose revealed to be leaking brain fluid

    Woman's running nose revealed to be leaking brain fluid

    Tuesday, December 4 2012 9:46 AM EST2012-12-04 14:46:27 GMT
    For four months, doctors believed one Arizona woman's running nose was allergies. The truth turned out to be a much more horrifying scenario – brain fluid was leaking out of her nose. According to the
    For four months, doctors believed one Arizona woman's running nose was allergies. The truth turned out to be a much more horrifying scenario – brain fluid was leaking out of her nose.
  • US scientists successfully make embryos with 2 women, 1 man

    US scientists successfully make embryos with 2 women, 1 man

    Wednesday, October 24 2012 4:57 PM EDT2012-10-24 20:57:23 GMT
    Scientists in Oregon have created embryos with genes from one man and two women, using a provocative technique that could someday be used to prevent babies from inheriting certain rare incurable diseases.
    Scientists in Oregon have created embryos with genes from one man and two women, using a provocative technique that could someday be used to prevent babies from inheriting certain rare incurable diseases.
  • In vitro fertilization may increase risk of birth defects

    In vitro fertilization may increase risk of birth defects

    Tuesday, October 23 2012 10:01 AM EDT2012-10-23 14:01:51 GMT
    Infants conceived through in vitro fertilization – a method of fertilizing an egg with a sperm outside the body – have an increased risk of being born with a birth defect, HealthDay News reported.
    Infants conceived through in vitro fertilization – a method of fertilizing an egg with a sperm outside the body – have an increased risk of being born with a birth defect, HealthDay News reported.
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