February 2011 Headlines
Are you often sad during the winter? Doctors have recognized the winter blues as a medical condition. The good news is you can beat it!
A new procedure, known as "telemed," allows abortion providers to connect with patients without ever seeing them in person. Just how safe is this practice?
The use of indoor tanning beds have become very popular among teenagers, but now a group of doctors wants to ban all minors from tanning salons.
Shocking as it may seem, U.S. government doctors once thought it was fine to experiment on disabled people and prison inmates.
A new study has revealed the current test for predicting prostate cancer might not be as accurate as previously believed.
The space shuttle Discovery and its six-man crew blasted off from Cape Canaveral on its final voyage Thursday.
Teva Pharmaceuticals is seeking approval to lift the FDA rule that requires those under age 17 to have a prescription for the drug.
A new study shows that cell phones do have an affect on the glucose metabolism in the brain, but researchers still don't know whether that is dangerous.
Scientists have said they are making steady advancements in the fight against cancer and diabetes -- thanks to a rare population of dwarfs.
Yoga and the martial arts are popular forms of recreation, but they often face criticism within the church at large, because of their roots in Eastern religions.
The Obama administration maintained protections for health workers who have a religious or moral objection to performing abortions, but some rules were cut.
Taking a pill to prevent cancer may seem too good to be true, but scientists say it's one step closer to becoming a reality.
Hibernating bears set their energy demands on low, but unlike most other animals that take long winter naps they don't chill out very much.
Most injuries were from falls in toddlers between ages 1 and 2 - generally old enough to attempt climbing out of a crib or playpen.
The obesity epidemic in Britain has proven to be a burden for the country's health care system.
Some taste tests may have proven it's not the price of the chocolate that makes the gift so sweet. Some claim that regardless of brand of chocolate, the taste of the confections are the same.
Heavily caffeinated energy drinks pose a dangerous threat to children by giving them an unsafe amount of stimulants, according to new research.
This winter has been one of the harshest on record. Most of the country have never seen winter weather like it.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved a new, non-invasive procedure that freezes the fat cells, which die off slowly over a period of six weeks.
The country's priceless trove of antiquities has emerged mostly unscathed from the unrest so far, but tourism, a pillar of the Egyptian economy, has not.
The American Stroke Association reported that between 1994 and 2007, strokes in young women rose 17 percent and 51 percent among men.
Russian scientists have warned that a major asteroid will hit the earth in 2036.
A landmark study published in the New England Journal of Medicine finds that the benefits of fetal surgery on children with spina bifida greatly outweigh the risks.
Eggs are lower in cholesterol and higher in Vitamin D than they were a decade ago, according to a report released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The federal government is months late with its only official report on the number of abortions in America.
Fewer college freshmen are drinking alcoholic drinks, according to the survey organization, Outisde the Classroom.
Global obesity rates have doubled since 1980 according to new research published in the journal The Lancet.
A new marijuana soda drink has stirred up controversy, because some say it could be tempting for children.
Scientists in South Carolina are trying to cook up some new meat for your kitchen table.
A new report by the CDC shows about one third of all U.S. adults suffer from high cholesterol, but only about half of those get treatment for the disease.
The National Abortion Federation has suspended the membership of Atlantic Women's Medical Services following the investigation of Kermit Gosnell, the Philadelphia abortionist facing murder charges.
A series of Food and Drug Administration inspections at the nation's largest egg farms has found at least one operation contaminated with salmonella.
While many drivers may consider red light traffic cameras a money-making gimmick by local municipalities, a new study has found that they save lives.
A new study revealed that the section of the brain involved in memory grew in older people who took regular walks for a year.
The new guidelines focus on trimming down Americans' bulging waistlines.