May 2014 Headlines

Medication Madness: The Dark Side of Anti-Depressants

Anti-depressants are some of the most widely prescribed drugs in America, but is taking them worth the risky side effects?

Deadly Mosquito-borne Virus Sickens Thousands

Thousands have been sickened by a painful mosquito-borne virus in the Caribbean.

Yum! Why a Little Chocolate Can Go a Long Way

Some ingredients in chocolate can be good for your health.

US Military Designing Brain Chips to Treat PTSD

The U.S. military is working on computer chips for the brain designed to treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Defense One reports.

It's a Fat, Fat World: Nearly 30 Percent Overweight

Nearly 30 percent of the world's population is now overweight, according to a new study published in The Lancet Journal.

Google Unveils Driverless Car, Sans Steering Wheel

Internet giant Google unveiled a self-driving car on Tuesday that has no steering wheel, accelerator, or brake pedals.

Power of Touch a Transformative, Healing Force

Research has shown that human touch is essential for babies to develop and thrive. But more recent research shows that it's just as vital for adults as it is for newborns.

UN Food Chief: Time for a Junk Food Crackdown

Should world health officials impose taxes on unhealthy food? The United Nation's lead food expert says "yes."

Face Rash? Your Cell Phone May Be the Culprit

If you're finding an unusual rash or swelling, itching or blistering on some parts of your face or hands, you may be allergic to your cell phone.

USDA Recalls 1.8M Pounds of Beef over E. Coli

The USDA is recalling about 1.8 million pounds of ground beef due to possible E. coli contamination.

New US MERS Case Has Health Officials on Alert

An Illinois businessman who contracted the MERS virus is believed to be the first case of person-to-person transmission inside the United States.

Saudis Question Mecca Preparedness as MERS Spreads

Officials are urging Saudi Arabia's Health Ministry to do more to control a deadly respiratory virus in Mecca, where Muslims from around the world visit.

Second US Case of Deadly MERS Virus Confirmed

A second case of a deadly virus called MERS, or Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome, has been confirmed in the United States.

Hold the Wine? Study Questions Resveratrol Benefits

Resveratrol, an antioxidant found in dark chocolate and red wine, may not have the health benefits scientists thought.

Don't Let Depression Be a 'Death Sentence'

Depression can often be a death sentence. But according to pastor and author Dutch Sheets, there's hope for people struggling with this disease.

Feds Warn Global Warming a Clear, Present Danger

Global warming is changing the daily lives of Americans and will only get worse, according to a government report released Tuesday.

UN Declares Polio an International Health Emergency

The World Health Organization has declared the spread of polio an international public health emergency.

Public Schools Heading to More Healthful Lunches

Next year, public school students will be seeing more nutritious lunches in the cafeteria.