February 2010 Headlines

Principals Say Recess Improves Learning

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. 

How to Protect Your Pet from Poisons

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.

Ketogenic Diet: Fatty Foods a Cure for Epilepsy?

One little boy's case is proof that a fatty diet also known as the ketogenic diet has the potential to cure epilepsy.

Climate Scientists Say January Was Hottest Ever

The London Daily Express reported the scientists base their claim on global satellite data.

Report: U.S. Fails to Fight High Blood Pressure

A critical new report declares high blood pressure in the U.S. to be a neglected disease.

Pediatricians Urge Choking Warning Labels for Food

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.

Endeavour Makes Rare Night Landing

The Endeavour space shuttle and its six-member crew landed safely late Sunday night.

Study: Lack of Early Light Upsets Teen Sleep Clock

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.

Happiness Helps When it Comes to the Heart

A new study says that being happy can reduce the risk of heart complications.

Study: Childhood Obesity Linked to Early Death

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.

Can Aspirin Reduce Breast Cancer Death Risk?

A new study shows aspirin can reduce the odds of death in breast cancer survivors.

Astronauts Unveil 'Spectacular' Window on World

Astronauts are taking in "absolutely spectacular" views of Earth.

Millions Missing Out on Colon Cancer Screening

Nearly half the people who need potentially lifesaving checks for colorectal cancer miss them.

Record Snowfall Revives Warming Debate

 Record snowfall has people once again debating a hot topic -- global warming.

First Lady Campaigns Against Childhood Obesity

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.

Can Chocolate Reduce Stroke Risk?

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 Find First Genes Linked to Stuttering

Scientists have found genes that could explain some cases of stuttering.

Feds Pass on Surest Solution to Asian Carp Advance

With Asian carp near the Great Lakes, the government has crafted a plan that offers no assurance of thwarting an invasion.

Endeavour Arrives at Space Station

Shuttle Endeavour arrived at the International Space Station early Wednesday.

Soft Drinks Increase Risk of Pancreatic Cancer

Scientists have found drinking at least two sugary sodas a week may increase your chance of getting pancreatic cancer.

Studies: Sitting Too Much Can Be Deadly

Recent studies show too much sitting could shorten your lifespan.

Space Shuttle Blasts Off on Last Night Flight

Endeavour and six astronauts rocketed into orbit Monday on what's likely the last nighttime launch for the shuttle program.

Top Med Journal Retracts Flawed Autism Study

A leading medical journal is retracting what it calls a flawed study linking childhood vaccines and autism.

Study: Vegetative Patients Show Signs of Awareness

Researchers say vegetative brain-injury patients may be more conscious than previously realized.

Study: Abstinence-Only Program Delays Teen Sex

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.