April 2014 Headlines

Shed the Pounds: Medically Supervised Weight Loss

If you're overweight, your health is sure to go downhill. But some folks are dropping the extra weight and keeping it off, thanks to medically supervised weight loss programs.

Is the World Entering a Drug Resistant Era?

Experts say drug-resistant diseases are now a major threat to global health, according to a new report from the World Health Organization.

New Pill May Be 'Magic Bullet' Appetite Suppressant

British scientists believe they may be on their way to developing a pill that could turn off your appetite and help dieters lose weight.

 

Antidepressants Linked to Suicidal Behavior?

A new study has found a possible link between antidepressants and suicidal behavior in young people given high doses early in treatment.

Study: Pot Use Could Lead to Heart Problems

A new study in the Journal of the American Heart Association suggests that smoking marijuana could be bad for your heart.

Aborted Fetuses Burned to Generate Electricity?

Oregon officials were horrified to learn medical waste that includes aborted fetuses is possibly being burned to generate electricity.

Chocolate Could Prevent Obesity, Diabetes

Dark chocolate could help prevent obesity and type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

FCC to Propose 'Pay-for-Priority' Internet Rules

The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new Internet rules, allowing companies to pay for faster delivery over "last mile" connection to homes.

Astronauts: Blind Luck Preventing Asteroid Calamity

Three former NASA astronauts say it's just "blind luck" that Earth hasn't experienced a catastrophic impact from asteroids big enough to wipe out an entire city.

Denver Activists Mark Pot Holiday with Smoke-Out

Tens of thousands of partiers gathered in a Denver park Sunday to smoke marijuana and eat pot-laced foods.

Holder: Heroin Killing More People Than Violent Crime

Heroin addiction is killing more people than violent crimes and car accidents in some U.S. communities, according to top federal and law enforcement officials.

Study: Casual Pot Use Causes Brain Abnormalities

Casual marijuana use could harm your brain, according to a new study from Northwestern University.

First of Four Blood Moons Emerges in Night Sky

The first lunar eclipse in a tetrad, a group of four complete consecutive lunar eclipses, happened Monday night.

Clearing the Smoke: Real Costs of Legal Pot

Tax revenue is behind a growing nationwide push to legalize pot, with many hoping to cash in on the craze. But there's new concern about unexpected costs.

'Junk Food' Mamas Can Alter Babies' Metabolism

News study finds that mothers who indulge in junk food while they're pregnant may be programming their unborn babies to want the same kind of bad food.

RFID Opening Doors for Mark of the Beast?

Radio Frequency Identification identifies people or things and transmits information through microchips. Are there biblical implications to this modern "convenience?"

The Sunshine Nutrient: Why Vitamin D is Key

One of the best things we can do for our health, and one of the easiest, is the very thing that most Americans are not doing: getting enough vitamin D.

Skeptics Question Apocalyptic Climate Change Report

Global warming is making it harder to feed the world, according to a new United Nations report on climate change. But not all in the scientific community agree.