May 2012 Headlines

Female Vets Fight Personal Wars of Homelessness, Abuse

Once a problem mostly for male vets, homelessness is growing among females leaving the military. They also face unique emotional issues like military sexual trauma.

FDA Rejects Renaming Corn Syrup 'Corn Sugar'

The FDA rejected the Corn Refiners Association's bid to change the name of its sweetening agent from high fructose corn syrup to "corn sugar."

Pentagon Eyes Schools, Businesses for Cyber Skills

The Pentagon is looking to the private sector to develop new technologies for cyberwarfare efforts, according to the Washington Post.

NYC Seeks Soft Drink Ban to Combat Obesity

Citing the contribution sugary beverages make to obesity in the U.S., Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the buck and the big Dr. Pepper stops with him.

Habitat for Humanity Goes Green

Habitat for Humanity, which provides shelter for 2 million people, is now not only affordable but, in Nashville, it's environmentally sound too.

Hot Weather Brings Holiday Wildfires for Calif, N.M.

Much of the country dealt with extreme weather conditions for the holiday. The heat, combined with drought conditions, is also fueling wildfires in the west.

Summer-Like Temps Expected for Memorial Day

Many people see Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start to summer, and according to, this year's temperatures will feel like it.

Forecasters: Up to 15 Storms this Hurricane Season

Forecasters predict this year's Atlantic hurricane season will produce a normal number of tropical storms, with as many as four to eight of those becoming hurricanes.

Kids Eating New Laundry Detergent Packets

Parents say the size and color of the new single-dose laundry detergent packets resemble candy, and more and more children are eating them and getting sick.

Gov't Panel Recommends Against Prostate Cancer Test

Every year, millions of men have an annual prostate specific antigen, or PSA test, to detect prostate cancer.  But a panel says the test is inaccurate.

Flesh-Eating Cases Show Reality of Rare Disease

Flesh-eating bacteria sounds like a diagnosis straight out of a sci-fi movie. But for Aimee Copeland, the infection has cost her several body parts.

CDC: More Teens at Risk for Heart Trouble

Half of the nation's overweight teenagers have unhealthy blood pressure, cholesterol, or blood sugar levels, putting them at risk for heart problems later in life.

'Ring of Fire' Eclipse Delights Millions Worldwide

The rare eclipse was seen throughout Asia and the western United States.

Minorities the New Majority: What it Means Politically

For the first time, minorities make up more than half of the children born in the United States.

Popular Z-Pack Antibiotic Linked to Heart Issues

Vanderbilt University researchers found that the drug Zithromax can cause a disturbance in heart rhythms, which can lead to sudden death.

Sip Up! Study Says Coffee Drinkers May Live Longer

Coffee lovers, rejoice. A new study published in the 'New England Journal of Medicine' suggests drinking coffee may lead to a longer life.

Be Allergy Free: Stop Suffering, Start Living!

This year's allergy season is bound to be longer than usual and the worst pollen levels are still to come. But there are ways to stop the misery and enjoy life.

Abortion Groups Alarmed at Growing Pro-Life Support

Research by an abortion rights group revealed young, pro-life voters feel much more intensely about the abortion issue than young pro-choicers.

Addicted in the Womb: Infant Withdrawal on Rise

The explosion of prescription drug abuse has taken a shocking new turn: Innocent babies are now experiencing the excruciating withdrawal symptoms.

Nevada Gives All Clear to Google Self-Driving Cars

Google could soon be coming to a street near you. The tech giant known for its influence over the Web has just been given a license to drive.

Report: Obesity Now a 'Societal' Problem

Nearly half of adults in the United States will be obese by 2030 if new methods aren't taken to stop the epidemic, according to a new study.

Street Cameras Able to Zoom in on Text Messages

Surveillance cameras have become so advanced they can zoom in close enough to see cell phone screens, raising new privacy concerns.

One in Seven Think World Will End Soon

Globally, about 15 percent of people believe the world will end during their lifetime, according to a new Reuters survey.

Facebook Starts Organ Donor Feature for Awareness

Zuckerberg hopes that allowing Facebook's nearly 1 billion users to share their organ donor status will help raise awareness.