February 2010 Headlines
While many schools are getting rid of recess, a survey of elementary school principals shows they have seen proof that unstructured play is good for young student's minds.
Hundreds of thousands of pets are poisoned every year. Many types of food humans enjoy such as grapes, avocados and onions can seriously harm pets.
One little boy's case is proof that a fatty diet also known as the ketogenic diet has the potential to cure epilepsy.
The London Daily Express reported the scientists base their claim on global satellite data.
A critical new report declares high blood pressure in the U.S. to be a neglected disease.
The nation's largest pediatricians group is calling for sweeping changes in the way food is designed and labeled to minimize children's chances for choking.
The Endeavour space shuttle and its six-member crew landed safely late Sunday night.
Lack of the right light each morning to reset the body's natural sleep clock might play a role in teenagers' out-of-whack sleep, a school experiment suggests.
A new study says that being happy can reduce the risk of heart complications.
A new study shows the percentage of kids who have ever struggled with a chronic illness grew to 52 percent between 2000 and 2006 due to obesity.
A new study shows aspirin can reduce the odds of death in breast cancer survivors.
Astronauts are taking in "absolutely spectacular" views of Earth.
Nearly half the people who need potentially lifesaving checks for colorectal cancer miss them.
Record snowfall has people once again debating a hot topic -- global warming.
Michelle Obama is pushing her first big policy initiative called "Let's Move" to try to get kids to eat healthy and end the childhood obesity epidemic in a generation.
Eating chocolate may reduce your chances for having a stroke and may reduce the likelihood of death after a stroke, according to a new Canadian medical study.
Scientists have found genes that could explain some cases of stuttering.
With Asian carp near the Great Lakes, the government has crafted a plan that offers no assurance of thwarting an invasion.
Shuttle Endeavour arrived at the International Space Station early Wednesday.
Scientists have found drinking at least two sugary sodas a week may increase your chance of getting pancreatic cancer.
Recent studies show too much sitting could shorten your lifespan.
Endeavour and six astronauts rocketed into orbit Monday on what's likely the last nighttime launch for the shuttle program.
A leading medical journal is retracting what it calls a flawed study linking childhood vaccines and autism.
Researchers say vegetative brain-injury patients may be more conscious than previously realized.
A new type of abstinence-only program can delay teens from having sex. That's the conclusion from a recent experiment involving sixth and seventh graders.