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Wonder Why Your Kids Go Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs?

Wonder Why Your Kids Go Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs?

Don Bayley/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — When it comes to successful marketing of cereal brands to adults and kids, the eyes have it.A recent study by Cornell University’s Food and Brand Lab and the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity reveals …

Military PTSD Not Always Related to Combat

Military PTSD Not Always Related to Combat

Drew Anthony Smith/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Fort Hood soldier who killed three colleagues before killing himself was being evaluated for post-traumatic stress disorder, although he served four months in Iraq at a time combat for U.S. troops was ov…

The Positives and Negatives of STD-Positive Dating Sites

The Positives and Negatives of STD-Positive Dating Sites

PositiveSingles.com(NEW YORK) — Whether you want to date a Christian, a vegetarian or a millionaire, there’s probably a dating website out there for you, so it should come as no surprise that there are a handful of dating websites geared toward …

Brittany Daniel Reveals Post-Cancer Depression

Brittany Daniel Reveals Post-Cancer Depression

Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Actress Brittany Daniel spent the past three years waging a private battle against stage IV non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, but The Game star says it was after she received a clean bill of health that she fell …

Mom Succumbs to Cancer Six Weeks After Giving Birth

Mom Succumbs to Cancer Six Weeks After Giving Birth

Courtesy of Chris Henze, “40 Weeks” Documentary (NEW YORK) — Elizabeth Joice was only a few months pregnant when she received a devastating diagnosis, the cancer she thought had been eradicated years earlier had returned.Joice, 36, had already agreed …

E-Cigarette Poisoning on the Rise, CDC Says

E-Cigarette Poisoning on the Rise, CDC Says

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — They’re supposedly a safer alternative to conventional cigarettes. But electronic cigarettes may actually pose a serious danger to others in your home — particularly children.The U.S. Centers for Disease Control …

Trendy Cleanses for Kids Alarm Doctors

Trendy Cleanses for Kids Alarm Doctors

tashka2000/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Joanne Heyman and her 17-year-old daughter Emmy are part of a growing trend — sharing a love of organic cleanses that come in flavors like lemon cayenne agave and cashew vanilla cinnamon.The mother-daughter pair from…

Early Onset of Depression in Men Could Lead to Less Active Lives

Early Onset of Depression in Men Could Lead to Less Active Lives

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(MONTREAL) — A Canadian study finds that men who are depressed at a young age are at greater risk than women of becoming sedentary as they get older.Dr. Nancy Low of McGill University Department of Psychiatry in Montreal conduc…

Caramel Coloring in Pancake Syrup Contains Carcinogen

Caramel Coloring in Pancake Syrup Contains Carcinogen

Magone/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Your beloved pancake syrup may be killing you.While that might be something of an exaggeration, Consumer Reports warns that the main ingredient used in the caramel coloring of your favorite flapjack topping may be the sam…

The More You Want, the Unhappier You Are

The More You Want, the Unhappier You Are

EpicStockMedia/Thinkstock(WACO, Texas) — Stuck on the Treadmill of Consumption?That’s what Baylor University researchers Jo-Ann Tsang and James Roberts call it when people buy more and more stuff to make themselves happy but never get to the poi…

Childhood Eczema May Last a Lifetime, Study Finds

Childhood Eczema May Last a Lifetime, Study Finds

iStock/Thinkstock(PHILADELPHIA) — Researchers have bad news for eczema patients. Children diagnosed with atopic dermatitis, more commonly known as eczema, may cope with the condition for decades to come, and may even deal with it for the rest of their…

Jennifer Love Hewitt Admits ‘It’s Really Hard’ to Lose Pregnancy Weight

Jennifer Love Hewitt Admits ‘It’s Really Hard’ to Lose Pregnancy Weight

Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) — Jennifer Love Hewitt had a baby four months ago, and no, she hasn’t lost all the weight yet.That, she said, is perfectly fine with her.”It’s hard, it’s really hard,” Hewitt told E! News. “I wasn’t sure where I was…

Do You Need the Measles Vaccine?

Do You Need the Measles Vaccine?

luiscar/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Measles — a disease eliminated from the U.S. more than a decade ago — is making a comeback.At least 21 people in Orange County, Calif., and 20 people in New York City have contracted the virus, which causes flu-like sy…

Woman Gives Birth, Didn’t Know She Was Pregnant

Woman Gives Birth, Didn’t Know She Was Pregnant

TongRo Images(SEYMOUR, Conn.) — Jennifer Scollin was under the impression she had caught a stomach bug with severe stomach pains and nausea. But it turns out Scollin was pregnant, later claiming “she didn’t know,” according to the Co…

‘Hungry Girl’ Shares Tips for Healthy Eating

‘Hungry Girl’ Shares Tips for Healthy Eating

ABC/Jeff Neira(NEW YORK) — A heaping plate of chicken alfredo, sweet potato fries, pizza for a snack and even chocolate chip-stuffed strawberries for dessert. Sound like a diet to you?Best-selling author and Food Network “Hungry Girl” Lisa…

One Tech Guru’s Crusade to Ban Handshaking

One Tech Guru’s Crusade to Ban Handshaking

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — If you ever meet TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington, you might not want to shake his hand. He’s been on a crusade since 2009 to end the “goddamned barbaric practice of handshaking,” as he so eloquently…

Cities to Light Up Blue for World Autism Awareness Day

Cities to Light Up Blue for World Autism Awareness Day

MattZ90/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Wednesday is the seventh annual World Autism Awareness Day, flagged, as always, by the color blue.
You might see a few more people in blue sweaters at the office on Wednesday, or a cityscape of blue-lit buildings at nigh…

Study: CDC’s Sodium Guidelines May Be Too Strict

Study: CDC’s Sodium Guidelines May Be Too Strict

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for salt intake may be too low, researchers say, and may actually be harmful to health.The current guidelines say that individuals under 50 years old s…

Online Pleas for Experimental Drugs Surge

Online Pleas for Experimental Drugs Surge

Josh Hardy, 7, pictured in center. (Courtesy Aimee Hardy)(NEW YORK) — For a growing number of gravely ill patients running out of options, social media has become their last bastion of hope. And they’re sharing their private struggles to motivate publ…

Looking Smart May Be Enough to Determine Intelligence in Males

Looking Smart May Be Enough to Determine Intelligence in Males

Pixland/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Figuring out if someone is smart or not by simply looking at their face may not seem like the best way to determine intelligence but researchers from the Czech Republic believe that it’s not all that far-fetched.Ka…

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