May 2010 Headlines

Missionary Uses Witty Inventions to Share Gospel

Steve Saint invented the flying dune buggy, an all-terrain vehicle that can drive on freeways or, when needed, take to the sky-ways.

On the Computer? Go Easy on the Eyes

It's estimated 70 percent of computer-users experience headaches, pain in the neck, shoulders, back, arm or wrist, and all sorts of vision problems.

Study: 10 Minutes of Exercise, Hour-Long Effects

The unfair news for panting newbies: The more fit you are, the more benefits you just might be getting.

Deepwater Mystery: Oil Loose in the Gulf

Scientists and government officials say another disaster is playing out in the mysterious depths between the oil gusher and the coast, a world inhabited by sperm whales, gigantic jellyfish and diminutive plankton.

Violent Video Games Touted as Learning Tool

A study suggests playing video games may improve your vision and other brain functions.

FDA Adds Warning to Two Popular Diet Pills

Two popular diet pills will soon come with a new warning that they could cause severe liver damage in rare cases.

Uncertainty Over Medicare Pay Sets Doctors on Edge

For the third time this year, Congress is scrambling to stave off a hefty pay cut to doctors treating Medicare patients.

Space Shuttle Atlantis Lands for Final Time

Space shuttle Atlantis is back on Earth, and its flying career is over.

Exercise Limits: Just 1 in 5 Kids Live Near Parks

Health officials say one reason so many American kids are overweight is that few have a nearby place to play and exercise.

Major Quake to Rock U.S. Within 50 Years?

Experts said there is a 37 percent chance a quake will strike an undersea area in the Pacific Northwest.

High Tech Solves Parking at Penn. Garage

Can today's technology be applied as a solution to everyday problems like parking?

Swim Lessons for Toddlers Get Doctors' Approval

The nation's largest pediatricians group is relaxing its stance against swimming lessons for children younger than 4.

Eating Nuts May Lower Cholesterol Levels

A new study says that eating nuts may help lower cholesterol and other blood lipid levels.

Shuttle Atlantis Undocks from Space Station

After a week of flying together, shuttle Atlantis undocked from a larger and virtually completed International Space Station on Sunday.

Taxing to Fight Global Warming?

Would higher energy prices help fight global warming? Some of the nation's top scientists think so.

U.C. Berkeley Plan to Test Freshmen DNA Criticized

A plan by the University of California, Berkeley to voluntarily test the DNA of incoming freshman has come under fire from critics.

Playing God? Scientists Create Artificial Life

For the first time, a team of scientists have produced a living cell powered by manmade DNA.

ADHD Linked to Pesticides on Food

In a new report, scientists say Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - or ADHD - may be partly caused by pesticides sprayed on food.

AHA, Nintendo Encourage Exercise, Activity

Nintendo is teaming up with the American Heart Association to help people exercise.

Health Care Law Could Overextend ERs

Health care experts predict 32 million newly insured people will frequently use hospital emergency rooms, most of which are already over capacity.

Processed Meats May Pose Health Risk

A new study found that meats like hot dogs, bacon and deli meat pose the greatest risk for heart disease and diabetes.

NASA Wants Mission to Bring Martian Rocks to Earth

There's a push to bring Martian rock and soil samples back to Earth which could be analyzed for fossilized traces of signs of life.

Space Program Ends Era with Final Mission

The U.S. space program is nearing the end of an era as the space shuttle Atlantis is now in the middle of its last trip into space before retirement.

Transplant Kindness Comes Full Circle

A California teenager has a new lease on life. His kidney transplant was just one part of a unique, four-way organ swap.

Atlantis Lifts Off for Final Mission

Space shuttle Atlantis is on its way to orbit for the last time, a delivery trip to the International Space Station that will provide fresh batteries and extra room.

Space Center Abuzz Over Atlantis' Last Launch

When Atlantis blasts off, only two more missions will remain before the shuttle program ends.

Study: Overtime Could Be Bad for Your Heart

Doctors found that people working 10 hours a day were 60 percent more likely to have heart problem.

Abortion 'Supercenter' Set to Open in Houston

With abortions on the decline and a difficult economy, Planned Parenthood has shifted from small neighborhood clinics to large regional facilities.

More Kids' Jewelry Recalls in Works

Federal regulators are expanding their investigation into children's jewelry that contains the toxic metal cadmium.

Experts Say Travel Health Insurance Can Be Crucial

Most regular health insurance plans don't cover costly evacuations and finding that out after an emergency can be catastrophic.

Stop Planned Parenthood Director: 'The Pill' Kills

This year, as the birth control pill turns 50, debate still abounds as to whether or not the drug is beneficial.

E. Coli Causes Lettuce Recall in 23 States

Freshway Foods has recalled the Freshway and Imperial Sysco brands of Romaine lettuce in 23 states and the District of Columbia.

NASA Picks May 14 Launch for Atlantis' Last Flight

Atlantis will fly to the International Space Station, carrying up a crew of six and a load of supplies for a 12-day mission.

Study: Oregon Has Lowest Child Obesity Rate

According to a new government report, the state of Oregon has the lowest rate of obesity in children.

Those With Severe Asthma Offered Radical Treatment

People with severe asthma are being offered the radically different treatment option of bronchial thermoplasty.

 

Rosalynn Carter Pens New Book on Mental Health

The former first lady details her work in mental health in a new book, "Within Our Reach: Ending the Mental Health Crisis."