June 2012 Headlines

Get Off Your Duff! Sitting Is the 'New Smoking'

Studies show sitting for long periods of time can put you on a deadly track. But there are solutions to the health dangers of a desk job.

Abortion Disclaimers Not Required at Pregnancy Centers

An appeals court as ruled that pro-life pregnancy centers in Maryland do not have to post disclaimers that they don't provide abortions or birth control.

National Weather Service Text Alerts Coming Soon

The National Weather Service will soon start sending severe weather advisories to smartphone users through a nationwide emergency alert system.

Study: Low-Carb Diet More Effective than Low-Fat

People who cut back on carbohydrates will burn more calories than those who cut back on fat, according to a new study published Wednesday.

Severe Sunburn Blamed on School's Sunscreen Ban

One Washington school district is planning to change its policy, after two girls came home from a field trip with severe sunburns, requiring them to be rushed to the hospital.

Global Warming Guru Calls Green Energy 'Drivel'

James Lovelock, founder of the global warming movement, is now supporting natural gas fracking and mocking the idea of wind power.

HHS Sec: More Must be Done on LGBT Health Care

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said her agency has set even more goals for improving equality in healthcare for homosexuals.

'Bath Salts' Drug Fueling Vicious Attacks

A terrifying drug called "bath salts" is sweeping the nation. Its users do things that have, up until now, only been seen in horror movies.

Kids with High Blood Pressure on the Rise

The increase is due largely to a rise in overweight children. Researchers found that about 17 percent of kids and teens are now obese.

Bariatric Surgery May Boost Risk of Alcoholism

Bariatric surgery can lead to alcohol addiction, according to a new University of Pittsburgh study.
    

NYC Health Board Supports Soft Drink Ban

Despite complaints from residents, the New York City Board of Health seems to be all for Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposal to ban large sugary drinks at restaurants.

Sleep Deprived Parents? Put the Baby Myths to Bed

People with a new baby know all too well about sleep deprivation. There is hope, however, according to America's most popular pediatrician, Dr. Harvey Karp.

Sleep Deficiency Linked to Stroke, Heart Disease

A new University of Alabama-led study links lack of sleep to stroke, obesity, diabetes, anxiety and depression, as well as heart disease and cancer.

Deadly E. Coli Outbreak Has South on High Alert

The nation's top disease hunters are searching for the source of an E. coli outbreak that's sweeping the South.

Genetic Disorder Screening Test Alarms Pro-lifers

New DNA testing may soon screen unborn babies for thousands of genetic disorders, and that has pro-life advocates worried about a rise in abortion.

Most New Yorkers Sour on Sugary Drink Ban

A new NY1-Marist College poll shows that 53 percent of New York City residents oppose Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to ban large, sugary drinks.

Iowa Egg Company Warned of Salmonella in Hens

Sick hens at farms owned by an Iowa egg producer were "almost certainly" laying eggs contaminated with salmonella months before one of the nation's largest outbreaks of food-borne illness.

New 'Dream Drugs' Kill Cancer Without Side Effects

Two new experimental treatments have shown extraordinary success in helping cancer patients. Doctors are calling them "dream drugs" that are almost too good to be true.