January 2012 Headlines

Coconut Oil Touted as Alzheimer's Remedy

Researchers say the ketones found in coconut oil have slowed the progression of Alzheimer's disease in some people and may actually prevent it.

FDA Approves Breakthrough Cystic Fibrosis Drug

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug that treats the root cause of cystic fibrosis.

Eugenics: America's Past Genocide of Poor Minorities

Elaine Riddick is one of thousands of minorities sterilized in the name of "eugenics," or selective breeding that took place in the U.S. for nearly 50 years.

'Text4baby' Program Gives Tips for New Moms

Pregnancy can be a scary proposition for women, especially for first-time mothers.

Solar Storm Brings Fantastic Northern Lights

A major solar storm is bringing with it an impressive display of the northern lights.

Religious Employers Will Have to Pay for the Pill

President Barack Obama's health care law will force religious employers to pay for birth control pills, including controversial drugs that can abort early pregnancies.

Processed Meat Increases Risk of Pancreatic Cancer

New research shows a link between processed meats -- bacon, sausage, hot dogs and lunchmeat, etc. -- and pancreatic cancer.

March for Life Ralliers Hope for Pro-Life Legislation

The 39th annual March for Life will be held in Washington, D.C., Monday, in protest of the anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion.

ACS Reports Cancer Deaths on Decline

The number of cancer-related deaths continues to decline, according to a new report out by the American Cancer Society.

Apple Starts Selling Interactive iPad Textbooks

The electronic textbooks, which include "Biology" and "Environmental Science" from Pearson and "Algebra 1" and "Chemistry" from McGraw-Hill.

Star Chef Paula Deen Endorses Diabetes Drug

The celebrity chef revealed she's had type 2 diabetes for three years. Now she's teaming up with a pharmaceutical company to help promote a diabetes drug.

Parents: Disabled Toddler Denied Kidney Transplant

The New Jersey parents of a 3-year-old girl are outraged that their daughter was denied a life-saving kidney transplant due to "mental retardation."

Obama Admin. Starts Alzheimer's Research Plan

The U.S. government wants to find effective treatments for Alzheimer's by 2025.

Deadly 'Headphone' Accidents Triple in Seven Years

Researchers warn that wearing headphones distracts the part of the brain devoted to external events, making pedestrians less cautious.

CDC Says Binge Drinking on the Rise

College-age drinkers average about nine alcoholic drinks a night when they binge, according to the report.

Divorce Can Raise Risk of Early Death

Researchers from the University of Arizona found that divorced adults have a significantly higher risk of early death compared with married adults.

Fungicide Sparks Probe of Imported Orange Juice

Before you drink your next glass of orange juice, you might want to check the label on the bottle or can.

Study Shows Drastic Personality Differences in Sexes

A new study suggests that the personality differences between sexes have been greatly underestimated.

Researchers: A Broken Heart Can Be Deadly

A broken heart increases the risk of heart attack, according to a new study by leading medical professionals in Boston.

Little Done to Stop High Rate of Hospital Errors

A new report suggests medical mistakes are happening now more than ever and little is being done to prevent them from happening again.

FDA Report: Abortion Drug Killing Moms, Babies

The abortion drug RU-486 is not only killing babies but also mothers, according to a report recently -- and quietly -- issued by the FDA.

New York Abortion Rate Highest in the US

The abortion rate in New York city is more than double the national average, according to a recent report released by the local heath department.

Critics: Child Obesity Ads do More Harm Than Good

An Atlanta TV campaign features overweight child actors and admonishes viewers to "stop sugarcoating" the childhood obesity epidemic.

Study: Fat Hormone May Lead to Dementia

A hormone found in body fat could increase the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease in women.