Health Wellness

  • Number of US newborns with drug withdrawal triples
    Untitled 2012-05-01 17:56:16 UTC
    CHICAGO (AP) — Less than a month old, Savannah Dannelley scrunches her tiny face into a scowl as a nurse gently squirts a dose of methadone into her mouth. The infant is going through drug withdrawal and is being treated with the same narcotic ...
  • Scientists urge balance of consumption to fight poverty
    0__15912096_401_00 2012-05-01 01:42:15 UTC
    A group of 23 scientists from across the globe have called for a drastic rethink on consumption to fight poverty as global population rises. They say incentives and regulation are needed to achieve a balance. Levels of consumption between develop...
  • Serena says diet change to support Venus not hard
    9576b0_serena_04272012 2012-04-28 23:15:11 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams says altering her diet in support of big sister Venus hasn't been much of a hardship. Serena said she's cut down on eating chicken and fish and is eating more raw foods like Venus, who adopted the change to help ...
  • Marathon runner's death inspires $1M in donations
    Untitled 2012-04-25 19:34:10 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Donations to the charity supported by a 30-year-old woman who died during the London Marathon topped $1 million on Wednesday as thousands took up her cause. Claire Squires entered the race to raise money for an organization that h...
  • Metlife, 20 states reach settlement near $500M
    -5a293be18ce5d098 2012-04-23 18:52:49 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — MetLife Inc. has agreed to pay nearly $500 million in a 20-state settlement over allegations it didn't pay life insurance benefits to some of its policyholders. The largest life insurer in the United States said Monday that i...
  • SF restaurant known for 'rudest waiter' closing
    Untitled_2 2012-04-21 06:40:32 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A 100-year-old Chinese restaurant in San Francisco once known for having "the world's rudest waiter" is slinging its last insults and barbequed pork noodle rolls. Sam Wo, a Chinatown hole-in-the-wall that typified the kind ...
  • Happy? Positive outlook may be good for your heart
    Optimist_use 2013-03-25 03:27:05 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Be happy — it seems to be good for your heart. Scientists have long known that Type A personalities and people who are chronically angry, anxious or depressed have a higher risk of heart attacks. Now a Harvard review of the...
  • Study suggests breast cancer is clutch of 10 diseases
    Breast_cancer_symptoms 2012-04-18 18:02:27 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists who conducted a major international study into the genetics of breast cancer say they can now classify the disease into 10 subtypes - a finding that points to more accurate, tailored treatment for individual patients ...
  • Drugs in Drinking Water
    Untitled 2012-04-17 08:41:29 UTC
    Not just fluoride, which is bad enough - much of our drinking water, in the U.S., Canada and U.K. at least, is contaminated with Prozac and a "vast array" of other drugs. And you wonder why everyone around is sleepwalking and/or sick? A vast arr...
  • New version of female condom touted
    Fc2_say_-_female_condom 2012-04-16 23:32:38 UTC
    New York (Associated press)— Advocates of the female condom are promoting a less costly, more user-friendly version that they hope will vastly expand its role in the global fight against AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. An early vers...
  • 10 Foods That Fight Spring Allergies
    Broccoli_-_orange 2012-04-12 07:40:09 UTC
    Thanks to climate change, every allergy season is the worst allergy season ever. Warmer temperatures have led to earlier springs and longer allergy seasons, while higher levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have led to more potent and allerg...
  • 25 Best Cities for Staying Young
    Farmers_market 2012-04-12 06:22:17 UTC
    Is your city keeping you young, or making you old before your time? The RealAge 2012 Youngest & Oldest Cities in America report employed RealAge Test results from more than 28 million people to rank America's 50 largest metropolitan areas to uncov...
  • Next generation of doctors sees gloomy future
    Doctor_with_cash_page 2012-04-11 16:46:39 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A majority of young doctors feel pessimistic about the future of the U.S. healthcare system, with the new healthcare law cited as the main reason, according to a survey released to Reuters on Wednesday. Nearly half of the...
  • Baby alive after 12 hours in morgue
    World_news_7-1_jpg_672986a 2012-04-11 15:56:58 UTC
    A woman who insisted on seeing the presumably lifeless body of her premature baby has found the infant alive in the drawer of a hospital morgue. Authorities say the girl had spent 12 hours in the refrigerated room at the Perrando de Resistencia...
  • Hospitals pressured to end free baby formula
    Breastfeedingnewborn-537x368 2012-04-09 20:02:19 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New parents leaving U.S. hospitals often take home a corporate gift along with their babies: a tote bag filled with infant formula. Consumer advocates want to end the giveaways, which they say undermine breastfeeding. In ...
  • Kansas winner of Mega Millions lottery comes forward
    Representative_mark_meadows 2012-04-08 07:11:47 UTC
    (Reuters) - A Kansas winner of a share of the record U.S. $656 million Mega Millions lottery claimed the cash on Friday, nearly a week after becoming one of three winners of the historic jackpot, lottery officials said. The winner asked to rema...
  • Kuwaiti artist "more determined" after exhibition ban
    Kuweit3 2012-04-08 07:01:31 UTC
    KUWAIT (Reuters) - A Kuwaiti artist whose pictures of men were deemed "obscene" by authorities said she would keep on producing art that challenged perceptions of society in the Gulf Arab state after her exhibition was shut down. Officials sent...
  • What Are The Best Fish To Eat?
    What_are_the_best_fish_to_eat_ 2017-06-07 07:16:11 UTC
    To determine the best fish, we compiled a list of popular seafood consumed in the U.S., and we left off endangered species like Atlantic bluefin tuna. Because essential omega-3s and lean protein are two of the most uniquely valuable nutrients prov...
  • Mike Flynn Seeks Immunity To Testify
    Michael_flynn_pleads_guilty__wants_cooperating_in_russia_probe 2017-03-31 03:01:29 UTC
    <blockquote><h2>Former national security adviser may know details of Russia ties</h2> <h3>President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn is reportedly willing to testify about the Trump team’s ties with Russia in exchan...
  • Romney criticizes Biden on consulate attack
    Rising_sea_levels_amid_hurricane_threats 2012-10-13 04:17:53 UTC
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Broadening his attack on administration foreign policy, Mitt Romney accused Vice President Joe Biden on Friday of "doubling down on denial" in a dispute over security at a diplomatic post in Libya that was overrun by terrorist...
  • EU sent inspectors to examine Spain deficit figures
    Gunfire_erupted_inside_a_packed_nightclub_in_cincinnati__ohio 2012-03-13 17:10:08 UTC
    Inspectors from the European Commission have been in Spain to evaluate its 2011 budget deficit after the numbers came in much higher than expected, the EU executive said on Friday. Spain said at the end of February that its budget deficit was 8....
  • How the U.S. is using terrorists' smartphones and laptops to defeat them
    Michael_flynn_pleads_guilty__wants_cooperating_in_russia_probe 2018-02-04 04:58:15 UTC
    BETHESDA, Md. – Smartphones helped terror organizations grow and communicate. Now the devices are contributing to their downfall. In a nondescript, highly secured building in this Washington suburb, a group of U.S. government technicians and l...