July 30, 2014
12:39 am
Health News
iStock/Thinkstock(TRENTON, N.J.) -- The New Jersey State Health Department says 25 New Jersey residents have tested positive for the Chikungunya virus, which can be brought back to the United States by travelers from the Caribbean.The first two cases in t
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A new study finds a little bit of activity goes a long way in promoting good health.From weekend joggers to serious sprinters, a study from the University of lowa determined that even moderate running can profoundly reduce y
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The Surgeon General is calling skin cancer a "major public health problem" and says tanning is a direct cause.A report from the office of Surgeon General Boris Lushniak says unlike other forms of cancer in the United States,
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- When it comes to exercise, even a little can go a long way. A slew of new studies suggest that working out for just a few minutes -- seconds, even -- can be beneficial to your health. Read on to find out how any amount of ex
iStock/Thinkstock(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) -- Florida health officials are warning beachgoers about a seawater bacterium that can invade cuts and scrapes to cause flesh-eating disease. Vibrio vulnificus -- a cousin of the bacterium that causes Cholera -- thrive
iStock/Thinkstock(MADISON, Wis.) -- It’s a sign of the times: when people have good news that’s happened to themselves or others, they’ll more often share it on social media sites such as Facebook or Twitter to reach the biggest possible
iStock/Thinkstock(TORONTO) -- Careful soul mates, you're probably deluding yourselves.Although people who believe they’ve found the perfect mate who “completes” them, University of Toronto researchers say those in love are often surprise
iStock/Thinkstock(PROVIDENCE, R.I.) -- Are you the kind of person who gets a kick out of the things you choose solely on your own, such as movies, restaurants, clothes, car, etc., while ignoring what others might like?While some might have an unflattering
Digital Vision/Thinkstock(BUFFALO, N.Y.) -- Aside from the health risks associated with obesity, those who are grossly overweight are also at a disadvantage at the workplace, according to a joint University of Buffalo-Virginia Tech study.The researchers h
Fuse/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) -- Why won’t kids eat their vegetables? Other than “What happens when we die?,” it’s the question that has frustrated mankind more than any other.Researchers from Northwestern University didn’t set ou
Hemera/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) -- The world’s deadliest Ebola outbreak continues to spread in the West African nations of Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea and possibly one other.At least 1,093 people have contracted the deadly virus and 672 people have
iStock/Thinkstock(SENECA, S.C.) -- A South Carolina man who says he's been struck by lightning ten times compares the feeling to being zapped inside a microwave."When it hits you, it's like being hit by a freight train. It knocks you out, knocks you down
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Doctors battling Ebola in Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia say a mistrust of Western medicine is hampering efforts to contain the outbreak.At least 1,201 people having contracted the virus and 672 people have died in what h
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Fist bumps may be the safest greeting during cold and flu season: a new study shows the popular fist bump spreads fewer germs than shaking hands.Research conducted in Wales found that fist bumps spread only 5% the amount of
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Women taking daily doses of aspirin may be increasing their risk of suffering a heart attack.A new study reports that nearly 23% of women carry a gene that -- when combined with aspirin -- makes them twice as likely to suffe
Trisha Leeper/WireImage(SAN DIEGO) -- Now, more than ever, the world could use a superhero. In November, the city of San Francisco got one. His name is Miles Scott and he had yet to start kindergarten. Thanks to the Make-a-Wish Foundation and the particip
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Equinox, the upscale gym chain, is acquiring another trendy fitness company to add to its growing exercise empire.Equinox, based in New York, already operates 73 clubs in cities that include New York, Miami, San Francisco, L
Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The largest-known outbreak of the Ebola virus is currently underway but because so many questions remain about the true source of the disease, it is difficult to understand the timeline of the deadly infection. There are f
iStock/Thinkstock(INDIANAPOLIS) -- College is a time for experimentation as has been well documented, but unfortunately, it often involves underage drinking and illegal drug use. While most who attend an institution of higher learning are intelligent enou
iStock/Thinkstock(TRIESTE, Italy) -- The hormone estrogen contained in birth control pills seems to have a curious, albeit, pretty harmless side-effect.Researcher Valentina Piccoli of the University of Trieste in Italy says a small study she undertook wit
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