January 2011 Headlines
New dietary guidelines issued by the government urge Americans to drastically cut down on the amount of salt they eat.
The number of cholera cases has jumped to 111 in Venezuela as more people tested positive after attending a wedding with contaminated food in the Dominican Republic.
Twenty-five years after the NASA shuttle explosion that took the lives of seven astronauts, the tragedy is still fresh in the minds of many.
Walmart is poised to introduce a new line of preteen cosmetics targeting girls between the ages of eight and 12.
The life expectancy of Americans is lower than most of Europe and Japan, according to the National Research Council.
Malaysia released about 6,000 genetically modified mosquitoes into a forest in the first experiment of its kind in Asia aimed at curbing dengue fever.
It turns out our obsession with weight and how to lose it dates back at least 150 years.
Children who get less sleep are more likely to be obese, according to a new study published in the latest issue of the journal Pediatrics.
The number of abortions in America increased slightly last year after falling for nearly two decades.
You may have heard of gastric bypass surgery, which is a serious weight loss procedure that involves removing part of the intestines.
Walmart is teaming up with first lady Michelle Obama to launch a new healthy food campaign.
Some Colorado lawmakers say their state should be the first one where people become organ donors by default.
Nearly 10,000 years ago, man's best friend provided protection and companionship - and an occasional meal.
Spending too much time in front of a television or computer screen could increase a person's risk for heart disease or even heart attack
Two-thirds of hepatitis C sufferers are thought to be baby boomers who've harbored since their younger, perhaps wilder, years a virus that can take two or three decades to do its damage.
Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs is taking his second medical leave of absence in two years, raising serious questions about his health.
New research has revealed that smoking damages DNA within minutes of a person inhaling smoke.
New guidelines are on the menu for school lunches across the country as the government seeks to make healthier food options available to students.
Coral reefs and a multitude of other organisms in southwestern Perto Rico has given hope to scientists who strive to save the island's threatened ecosystems.
NASA finally knows what caused the cracking in space shuttle Discovery's fuel tank, a potentially dangerous problem that likely existed on the previous flight.
Obesity is taking a heavy economic toll on the United States, according to a newsletter published Tuesday by the National Health Information Center.
Spending too much time in front of a television or computer screen could increase your risk for heart disease or even a heart attack.
The American Academy of Neurology reports about 100,000 concussions happen on the football field each year.
Studies show that the more specific you can be with your goals, the more likely you will reach them. These ten habits will help you enjoy a healthier you for 2011.
The number of younger residents in nursing homes has made a surprising increase, challenging caregivers who have to accommodate them.
A new report claims scientist Dr. Andrew Wakefield, who linked vaccines to autism in a study in 1998, made-up some of his data.
Fluoride in drinking water - credited with dramatically cutting cavities and tooth decay - may now be too much of a good thing.
Many overweight Americans are in denial about their weight and their poor diet.
The test, invented by Boston scientists and health care giant Johnson & Johnson, is so sensitive it can spot a single cancer cell among a billion healthy ones.
Europe and areas across the Mideast were treated to a rare sight Tuesday, as a solar eclipse cast an eerie glow during the early morning hours.
Some baby boomers are starting to turn 65 this year and that new number of retirees is going to put even more stress on the Medicare system.
The CDC said if Americans haven't received their flu shot yet, it's not too late.
When the possibility of having the babies born in separate years came up, the parents decided to take advantage of the rare opportunity.
Britain is having one of its coldest winters on record. Temperatures during the month of December were the coldest in 120 years, averaging only around 32 degrees.
An estimated 2,000 red-winged blackbirds mysteriously fell dead from the sky over the weekend in the town of Beebe, Ark.