July 2015 Headlines

Americans Finally Eating Fewer Calories

For the first time in decades, Americans are eating less than they have in the past.

Coffee Might Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Women may have a new weapon in the fight against breast cancer: coffee.

Heart Risks from Divorce Hits Women Harder

Divorced women do worse than divorced men when it comes to heart health. Family therapist Linda Mintle explains why the sudden shift in lifestyle is oftentimes more stressful for women than men.

DD: Grom Social: A Safe Site for Kids

Social networks are a great place to keep up with friends and family - but they can also be a dangerous for kids. That's why Zach Marks created Grom Social at the age of 11.

Today's Health Headlines: A Binge-Eating Gene?

Scientists have discovered a gene that causes some people to overeat. 

More Teen Girls Using Morning-After Pill

With teens now being able to buy the drug without the prescription, Dr. Linda Mintle, a license family therapist, says this is cause for major concern. How does this drug affect young teens,emotionally and physically?

High Medicaid Enrollment Worries State Lawmakers

More people are signing up for Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act than expected, concerning some lawmakers that states will not be able to afford the enrollment surge.

Christians Who Believe in Climate Change

Many conservative Christians don't agree that humans help cause climate change. They might be surprised to find, however, that two of the more respected believers in climate change are evangelical Christians with conservative leanings.

Most US Kids Don't Meet Fitness Standards

The vast majority of America's kids need to exercise more, according to a new study released by the NFL's Play 60 Fitnessgram Partnership Project.

Pluto's 'Honor' as Full-Fledged Planet May Be Restored

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft's fly-by around Pluto is being called true exploration and phenomenal.

FDA: Pain Relievers Increase Risk of Stroke

The Food and Drug Association now warns that NSAID drugs raise your risk of heart attacks and strokes by as much as 50 percent.

Study Finds Greens, Berries Help Brain Health

If you want to keep your brain healthy as you get older, and possibly cut your risk of Alzheimer's or dementia, try improving your diet.

Study Finds Poor Health Leads to Early Death

An unhealthy lifestyle - like being overweight, eating poorly, smoking and drinking and not getting enough exercise - can cut shorten your life by as much as 23 years.

WHO: Raising Cigarette Taxes May Cut Smoking

The World Health Organization says taxes should be higher on cigarettes so people won't smoke as many of them.

Can Insulin Pills Prevent Diabetes?

Doctors are looking at the effects of an insulin pill for treating potential diabetics.

Saving Rural Hospitals: 'She Died in a Parking Lot'

Sometimes the time it takes to get to the emergency room means the difference between life and death. That's why people in rural areas are worried about losing their hospitals.