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Texas Woman, 105, Reveals Sizzling Longevity Secret

Texas Woman, 105, Reveals Sizzling Longevity Secret

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SAN SABA COUNTY, Texas) — At 105, Pearl Cantrell has one “healthy” habit she swears by: a daily dose of bacon.
Cantrell’s son Billy Allen, 81, said that along with a morning cup of “coffee pudding,”…

Bee Venom May Provide Protection Against HIV

Bee Venom May Provide Protection Against HIV

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A toxin contained in bee venom may have the ability to prevent HIV infection when packaged properly.Researchers at Washington University in Saint Louis, tested a specific delivery system of the toxin, called melittin…

Sports Physicals Aren’t a Magic Bullet for Saving Teen Athletes’ Lives

Sports Physicals Aren’t a Magic Bullet for Saving Teen Athletes’ Lives

Hemera Technologies/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It is always a tragedy when a young athlete dies while playing their sport due to an undiagnosed ailment. Unfortunately, a new study casts doubt on the idea that these deaths can all be prevented by mandator…

SXSW: Google’s Talking Shoe Motivates You to Move

SXSW: Google’s Talking Shoe Motivates You to Move

Joanna Stern/ABC News(AUSTIN, Texas) — Google introduced their talking sneakers invention at SXSW this year.Aman Govil, the lead of the advertising arts team, and his colleagues at Google took a few pairs of Adidas sneakers and crammed in a small comp…

Vanessa Lachey Struggled with ‘Baby Blues’

Vanessa Lachey Struggled with ‘Baby Blues’

Steve Granitz/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) — New mom Vanessa Lachey couldn’t wait to hold her newborn boy in her arms after giving birth, but says her feelings of pure joy and happiness morphed into debilitating “baby blues.”Lachey, the ho…

Study Finds Brisk Walking to Be Helpful in Recovery After a Stroke

Study Finds Brisk Walking to Be Helpful in Recovery After a Stroke

Comstock/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Heading outside for a brisk walk can improve your quality of life. According to a new study released Thursday, stroke victims could have a lot to gain from walking for exercise. For the study, published in the jo…

Heart Experts: Don’t Think, Just Do CPR

Heart Experts: Don’t Think, Just Do CPR

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — An incident that made headlines Monday seemed shocking: An assisted living facility worker refused to give CPR to an elderly woman who had collapsed on the floor.And yet it’s an all-too-common situation, as priva…

Chemical Common in Plastic Containers Linked to Asthma

Chemical Common in Plastic Containers Linked to Asthma

Photo by David McNew/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Young children exposed to a specific chemical, commonly present in plastic containers and metal cans used to hold food, may be at higher risk of developing asthma, according to a new study.The report, publ…

Study Tying Women’s Weight Gain to Housework Draws Fire for Coke Link

Study Tying Women’s Weight Gain to Housework Draws Fire for Coke Link

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A group of researchers now says that one reason modern women may be packing on the pounds is because they’re not doing the heavy lifting around the house that they once did.“We looked at 91 different activitie…

Chicago Passes Sex-Ed for Kindergartners

Chicago Passes Sex-Ed for Kindergartners

Hemera/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — While most U.S. public schools start sex education in the fifth grade, sex education will be coming to Chicago kindergartners within two years as part of an overhaul of the Chicago public schools’ sexual health program.The…

Three Facts Families Should Know About Eating Disorders

Three Facts Families Should Know About Eating Disorders

David De Lossy/Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Eating disorders aren’t your typical dinner table conversation.  However, studies suggest more people die of anorexia than any other mental health disorder. In a recent Twitter chat on eating …

New Campaign Urges People to Get Screened for Colon Cancer

New Campaign Urges People to Get Screened for Colon Cancer

Keith Brofsky/Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and a new campaign is urging people to get tested for this fatal, but preventable disease.
The Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health in New Yo…

Study Exposes the Dangers of Indoor Tanning

Study Exposes the Dangers of Indoor Tanning

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Doctors have long warned us how tanning beds raise the risk of skin cancer. Now, a new study suggests tanning parlors are fighting back, with dangerous misinformation. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, fo…

Flu Shots Effective for Majority of Recipients, Says CDC

Flu Shots Effective for Majority of Recipients, Says CDC

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — Did you get a flu shot this year and still catch the flu?  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it happened quite a bit this year, but the shots did prevent millions from getting sick too. &nb…

CDC Warns of Super-Gonorrhea

CDC Warns of Super-Gonorrhea

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — Valentine’s Day: a time for roses, chocolates, champagne and being with that special someone.  But before celebrating with reckless abandon, information released this week from the U.S. Centers for Di…

Walk, Don’t Run, to a Healthier You

Walk, Don’t Run, to a Healthier You

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Your one-hour spinning class may be a good workout, but simply taking the stairs may be better.When the amount of calories burned is the same, standing and walking over the course of a day is superior to an hour of inte…

Folic Acid Before Pregnancy Linked to Lower Autism Risk, Study Finds

Folic Acid Before Pregnancy Linked to Lower Autism Risk, Study Finds

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Folic acid has been recommended to pregnant women for years, usually as a way to prevent birth defects such as spina bifida.But a new study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association found i…

Super Bowl Indulgence? Start Walking

Super Bowl Indulgence? Start Walking

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Your waistline was just shrinking back to normal after the holidays and now along comes the Super Bowl.According to the Calorie Control Council and the Snack Food Association, armchair quarterbacks scarf down 30 mi…

Smartphone Apps Can Fall Short in Detecting Skin Cancer, Study Finds

Smartphone Apps Can Fall Short in Detecting Skin Cancer, Study Finds

(PITTSBURGH) — Relying on health-care smartphone apps to detect skin cancer can postpone diagnosis and cause harm, a new study has found.When researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center tested four popular apps for detecting melanoma –…

Sundance, Inauguration Organizers Brace for Flu

Sundance, Inauguration Organizers Brace for Flu

Hemera/Thinkstock(PARK CITY, Utah) — This weekend will be big for movie buffs, football fans and Barack Obama. But as Americans flock to the Sundance Film Festival, the NFL playoffs and the Presidential Inauguration, the weekend could also be big for …

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