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CDC Working to Develop Vaccine Virus Against H7N9 Avian Flu

CDC Working to Develop Vaccine Virus Against H7N9 Avian Flu

James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control(NEW YORK) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working to develop and evaluate a vaccine virus against the H7N9 avian influenza, as the number of human infections and related deaths rises in Ch…

Bird Flu Widens Geographic Reach in China

Bird Flu Widens Geographic Reach in China

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BEIJING) — Officials in Beijing confirmed Saturday that a 7-year-old girl is infected with H7N9 avian influenza, widening the geographic spread of the virus that has already killed 11 people.The girl, whose parents sell live pou…

Americans Who Cook More Exercise Less

Americans Who Cook More Exercise Less

Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — According to a new study, Americans who cook more frequently also exercise less. The study, presented at a Population Association of America Meeting, found that for every ten additional minutes that the average America…

Study Reveals Germiest Spot in Kitchen

Study Reveals Germiest Spot in Kitchen

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Next time you open the refrigerator to grab a tomato or a head of lettuce, you might want to give them an extra good wash.  A study from the National Sanitation Foundation revealed that your refrigerator&rs…

Drew Barrymore Not Concerned with Losing Baby Weight

Drew Barrymore Not Concerned with Losing Baby Weight

(NEW YORK) — Drew Barrymore gave birth to her first child, Olive, six months ago, but the actress admits she’s in no rush to be thin.”I’d rather kill myself than get into a bikini right now!” Barrymore joked to In Touch …

Obama Budget Includes $235 Million For Mental Health Care

Obama Budget Includes $235 Million For Mental Health Care

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama is asking for $235 million as part of his new budget proposal to fund mental health initiatives. Of the funds, $130 million will be used to train teachers and others to identify si…

Arizona Baby Who Got Melanoma in Womb Still Thriving

Arizona Baby Who Got Melanoma in Womb Still Thriving

KNXV/ABC NewsPHOENIX) — Addison Cox, the Phoenix girl who mysteriously contracted her mother’s deadly melanoma while still in the womb, has surprised doctors and will soon celebrate her second birthday.Her mother, Phoenix police detective Briana Cox, …

Mike Tyson Went Vegan to Flush Drugs, ‘Bad Cocaine’

Mike Tyson Went Vegan to Flush Drugs, ‘Bad Cocaine’

Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — Mike Tyson’s ear-chomping days are officially behind him. The former professional boxer and world heavyweight champ has become a vegan.Tyson, who actually committed to the strict vegetarian diet last year and …

Experts Wary of Recent Bird Flu Outbreak in China

Experts Wary of Recent Bird Flu Outbreak in China

iStockphoto(BEIJING) — The bird flu outbreak that has claimed six lives in China has experts on notice, but they say that while the public should be aware of the developments with the virus, there’s no reason to worry at this stage.
“To da…

Scientists Find ‘Striking’ Change in Sex Hormone When Friend Is Involved

Scientists Find ‘Striking’ Change in Sex Hormone When Friend Is Involved

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Hey brother, feel sexually drawn to your best friend’s wife? Testosterone, the bad boy among male sex hormones, is supposed to make it easier for you to ignore your friendship and make your move. However, scien…

Oklahoma Dentist’s Patients Struggle to Cope with HIV, Hepatitis Scare

Oklahoma Dentist’s Patients Struggle to Cope with HIV, Hepatitis Scare

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(TULSA, Oka.) — Among the 7,000 patients who may have been exposed to HIV and Hepatitis in an Oklahoma dentist’s office are children, as their nervous parents wait to get them tested and grapple with how to explain the public hea…

New Technique Could Detect Pancreatic Cancer Early

New Technique Could Detect Pancreatic Cancer Early

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Pancreatic cancer is a brutal and deadly disease. Fewer than five percent of patients who are diagnosed with it survive more than five years.Doctors believe that early detection could increase survival rates. However, t…

West Virginia Capital Named Worst US City for Well-Being

West Virginia Capital Named Worst US City for Well-Being

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Despite its slogan — “Hip, Historic … Almost Heaven” — Charleston, W.V., came in last in Gallup’s latest well-being poll.The city scored a meager 60.8 points on the pollster’s well-bein…

West Virginia Capital Named Worst US City for Well-Being

West Virginia Capital Named Worst US City for Well-Being

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Despite its slogan — “Hip, Historic … Almost Heaven” — Charleston, W.V., came in last in Gallup’s latest well-being poll.The city scored a meager 60.8 points on the pollster’s well-bein…

Teens’ Peer Struggles Can Forecast Long-Term Problems

Teens’ Peer Struggles Can Forecast Long-Term Problems

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — According to a new study, teenagers who struggle to connect with their peers often struggle to make friends and avoid problems later in life, according to a new study.Researchers at the University of Virginia published th…

Study: Fame Isn’t Fleeting

Study: Fame Isn’t Fleeting

Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC(NEW YORK) — True fame lasts far longer than 15 minutes, according to a new study. The study, published in the American Sociological Review, found that the vast majority of people who become “truly famous” stay famous for …

American Institute for Cancer Research Releases Seven Important Health Tips

American Institute for Cancer Research Releases Seven Important Health Tips

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The American Institute for Cancer Research released a list of seven recommendations to reduce the risk of death from all diseases by 33 percent.The list below was compiled after tracking nearly 380,000 people over a spa…

FDA Investigating Connection Between Energy Drinks and Heart Risks

FDA Investigating Connection Between Energy Drinks and Heart Risks

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Food and Drug Administration is investigating possible links between energy drinks and sudden death.According to a study presented to the American Heart Association, there is a connection. E…

‘Thigh Gap’ New and Unhealthy Obsession for Teen Girls

‘Thigh Gap’ New and Unhealthy Obsession for Teen Girls

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A new body trend is apparently becoming an obsession among teenage girls.It’s the thigh gap, a clear space, or gap, that can be seen between the thighs when a girl is standing with her knees together. Some runway mo…

Birth Defects Plague Iraq, But Cause Unknown

Birth Defects Plague Iraq, But Cause Unknown

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The Iraq War may be over, but the casualties continue for Iraqi couples trying to have children without life-threatening birth defects.An apparent rise in Iraqi birth defects has left parents, doctors and researchers…

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