April 2013 Headlines

Power of Habit: The Key to Breaking Harmful Patterns

A new study shows nearly half of everything we do is a habitual. But take heart, a new technique is available to help us take back control of our behavior.


The Omega Balance: Getting Smart about Inflammation

When it comes to your health, inflammation is public enemy number one. The good news is you can reduce inflammation in your body by getting smart about what you eat.

Russian Scientists: Global Cooling on Horizon

Russians scientists say the Earth may be headed for a period of global cooling and it could last 200 to 250 years.

FDA Plan B Ruling Outrages Conservatives

The government is moving the morning-after pill over the counter but only those 15 and older can buy it.

Researchers: Diet, Exercise Winning Combination

A new study from Stanford University shows that people interested in getting into better shape are most successful when they combine both diet and exercise.


Allergies? We Have Solutions to Ease Your Discomfort

Nearly one-quarter of all Americans suffer from outdoor allergies. If you're one of them, take heart. There are lots of ways you can feel better.

ND Gov. Signs America's Strictest Anti-Abortion Bill

North Dakota's Republican Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed a bill outlawing abortions after 20 weeks Tuesday. 

Coal Communities Fear 'Fly Ash' Poses Deadly Threat

The burning of coal at power plants produces a byproduct known as fly ash. Many times the waste isn't properly stored, and that can pose serious health concerns.

Del. P. Parenthood Under Fire for Squalid Conditions

The state of Delaware is investigating the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic after two nurses charged it had been operating under unsanitary and unsafe conditions.

Midwest Spring Storm Casts Doubt on Global Warming

The calendar may say it's spring, but a major winter-like snow storm is wreaking havoc on the lives of Midwest Americans

China Races to Contain Deadly New Bird Flu Stain

Chinese officials are racing to contain the spread of a new strain of avian flu that has infected at least 24 people and left seven dead.

Energy Drink Ingredient May Up Heart Disease Risk

An ingredient in energy drinks and red meat may increase the risk of heart disease, according to a  new Cleveland Clinic study.

Judge Orders Restrictions Lifted on Plan B

Federal Judge Edward Korman of the District Court of Eastern New York ordered Friday the emergency contraception pill Plan B be made available to all women.

Walking May Be as Healthful as Running

A new study by the American Heart Association reveals that walking can bring you the same health benefits as running.

President Obama Announces New "BRAIN" Initiative

President Obama announced his new "BRAIN" initiative Tuesday, a plan designed to accelerate the development of new technologies to better study the brain.

Teens' Junk Diet Heightens Risk for Heart Disease

America's teenagers are setting themselves up for a high risk of heart disease in the future because of their lifestyle, according to a new study.

Researchers Find Sexual Activity Rare Among Tweens

America's youngest adolescents are not as sexually active as they're perceived.