Category: Health

05Jul
FeaturedHealth

The superpowered secret to get kids to eat veggies

Apparently, marketing is key to get youngsters to eat more veggies. Scientists have showed that marketing junk food and sugary drinks in commercials to children directly influences the amount of unhealthy...

04Jul
FeaturedHealth

What’s the No. 1 killer of Americans?

CNN)The leading causes of death remained the same from the year before: Heart disease is the No. 1 killer, followed by cancer, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and infant...

02Jul
FeaturedHealth

Many Doctors Give Out More Painkillers Than Patients Actually Need

More than half the patients prescribed opioid painkillers in a recent U.S. study received more than they needed. And many shared the drugs or failed to store them securely, a new survey indicates. The...

01Jul
FeaturedHealth

Alcohol Not Always Good for Your Heart, Study Finds

Texans living in “dry” counties are more likely to suffer heart attacks and congestive heart failure than people living in nearby “wet” counties, where alcohol sales are legal, a new study...

01Jul
FeaturedHealth

Nearly 2 Million U.S. Kids Suffer From Concussions Every Year

Close to 2 million U.S. children and teens may suffer concussions annually, say researchers who add that the prevalence of head injuries among American youth has been underestimated for years. Using data...

30Jun
FeaturedHealth

Many U.S. Teens Taking Risky Supplements to Bulk Up or Slim Down

Many teens are turning to risky, unregulated supplements to boost their looks, warns a leading group of U.S. pediatricians. These products—including protein powders, steroids, and diet pills—are often...

30Jun
FeaturedHealth

Want to Live a Longer, Healthier Life? Eat More Fiber

Foods rich in fiber not only keep you “regular,” they may help you live longer without disease, new research suggests. Among more than 1,600 Australian adults, the top fiber consumers were 80 percent...

28Jun
FeaturedHealth

Working together? Male and female brains just aren’t in sync

When men and women work together, their brains may not take the same approach to cooperating, a new study suggests. In the new study, the areas of the brain that lit up were synchronized when two guys...

28Jun
FeaturedHealth

Caffeine’s ‘boost’ disappears when you’re extremely sleep-deprived

People who don’t get enough sleep for several days in a row can’t rely on caffeine to give them a mental boost, new research finds. Researchers looked at 48 people who got only 5 hours a sleep...

26Dec
FeaturedHealth

6.4 million enroll in Obamacare

The total includes 1.9 million new customers who selected insurance plans through healthcare.gov, as of Dec. 19, federal officials said Tuesday. Another 4.5 million were existing enrollees in the federal...