January 2014 Headlines

'Weight Fate' for Kids Decided at an Early Age

A new study shows much of a child's "weight fate" is determined by age 5.

New Stem Cell Method Could Allay Ethics Concerns

There's new hope for people suffering with some of our most dreaded diseases. Scientists have discovered a surprising new method of turning ordinary cells into stem cells.

Spice Up Your Life! Seasonings that Fight Disease

Spices don't only add flavor to dishes, the right ones can also help fight cancer and other diseases. But how do we incorporate them into our everyday lives?

Need Cash? Patients Offered $3,000 to Get the Flu

The flu could soon hit northeast parts of the country especially hard.

Nutritional Labels Getting a Makeover

The Food and Drug Administration says knowledge about nutrition has evolved since the early 1990s, and labels need to reflect that.

Study: Optimism Keeps You Healthier as You Age

Staying optimistic and keeping a positive outlook on life could keep you healthier as you get older.

Flu Epidemic Hitting Children the Hardest

The flu has reached epidemic levels and children are among the hardest hit.

NASA's 'Hand of God' Photo Creates Internet Buzz

NASA has published a space photo on their website called "The Hand of God."

NM Docs Can Give Meds to Aid in Patient Suicide

Doctors in New Mexico are now allowed to prescribe medications to help terminally ill people commit suicide, the 2nd District Court in Albuquerque ruled Monday.

How to Protect Yourself from the Flu Outbreak

The flu is back in full force. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 25 states are seeing high numbers of cases of influenza.

Suicides Among Young Veterans Spike

The Department of Veterans Affairs is reporting a sharp increase in suicides among young veterans between the ages of 18-29.

STDs on the Rise, Costing Americans Billions

The number of sexually transmitted diseases is on the rise in the United States, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control.

Young Teens Adding to Obesity Epidemic

A clear majority of young American teenagers aren't exercising as much as they should, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

'DASH' Diet Rated Best Overall for Health

The DASH diet has been rated the best for overall health for the fourth year in a row by U.S. News and World Report.

Global Cooling: Is an Ice Age Coming?

The climate is changing, but not the way the climate change crowd predicted. Nature has made a mockery of global warming, so who are the real climate deniers?

Supervolcano Catastrophe a Possible Threat

Volcanoes could be a greater threat to civilization than previously thought.

Go Against the Grain: Dump the Gluten

Gluten free is a growing trend. Many people avoid gluten because they are allergic to it. But others are kicking the gluten habit for overall better health.

New Study: Vitamin-E Could Fight Alzheimer's

A new study says taking high doses of vitamin-E could fight mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease.

Justice Blocks Obamacare's Birth Control Mandate

Justice Sonia Sotomayor blocked part of the president's signature health care law at the request of Catholic-affiliated groups from around the country.