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Could You Have Skin Cancer? There’s an App for That

Could You Have Skin Cancer? There’s an App for That

DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — If you’ve ever wondered if the mole you see on your skin could be something more serious — don’t worry. There’s an app for that.Smartphone apps are now promising to detect and even diagnose skin cancer.But medi…

‘Berry’ Good Diets Are Beneficial for Heart Health

‘Berry’ Good Diets Are Beneficial for Heart Health

Photodisc/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — Doctors have long advised patients to add helpings of berries to their diets for the antioxidants. Now researchers say berries can be good for the heart.A new study has found that women who eat at least three servings of…

Flu Epidemic: Officials, Drug Stores Say Call Ahead Before Getting Vaccine

Flu Epidemic: Officials, Drug Stores Say Call Ahead Before Getting Vaccine

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The heightened demand for the flu vaccine has caused some providers to run out of doses, however, officials said there are still plenty to go around and are encouraging people to call ahead before driving to a local …

Colorado Company Plans Pot-Infused Skin Care Line

Colorado Company Plans Pot-Infused Skin Care Line

Apothecanna(DENVER) — Lavender, aloe vera, and now, marijuana?The makers of a new line of lotions promise to light up your skin care routine with a special ingredient: cannabis.The Denver-based company Appothecanna is taking advantage of Amendment 64,…

Alternative Home Remedies That Can Help You Fight the Flu

Alternative Home Remedies That Can Help You Fight the Flu

Zoonar/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — If you’re home sick with the flu, you may be able to find some relief by boosting traditional treatments with natural ingredients that can be found in a local vitamin store.Some studies show that elderberry pills or…

Tips for Surviving Broken Ice

Tips for Surviving Broken Ice

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A crack in the ice can lead to a fight for survival.Just this month, two Arizona teens found themselves standing on a dead tree to escape broken ice surrounding them, and a man in northern California was taped flaili…

Calorie Counts: How Accurate Are They?

Calorie Counts: How Accurate Are They?

Thinkstock Images/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — They are supposed to help America’s obesity problem: calorie counts boldly displayed on restaurant menus across the country — important information, considering Americans now eat one-third of their meals out…

Early Flu Season Hits Hard

Early Flu Season Hits Hard

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The flu is back and with a vengeance.Hitting the U.S. unusually early and hard this year, the flu season has officially arrived and it won’t be departing anytime soon. Those who have a healthy appreciation for …

Flu Outbreak: Fighting the Virus with Social Media

Flu Outbreak: Fighting the Virus with Social Media

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The flu season has arrived — and it’s weeks early.In one week, 16 states and New York City reported high levels of the flu. By the following week, that number was up to 29.Each day for the past week, more t…

Vomiting Robot Helps Researchers Understand Norovirus

Vomiting Robot Helps Researchers Understand Norovirus

Hemera/Thinkstock(LONDON) — In a study that could make you lose your own lunch, researchers have created a projectile-vomiting robot to research how far the highly contagious norovirus particles travel when somebody with the illness throws up.Noroviru…

Weight Loss Reality Star “Ruby” Dishes on Show’s Failure

Weight Loss Reality Star “Ruby” Dishes on Show’s Failure

http://www.rubyschallenge.com/(NEW YORK) — Starving herself then bingeing on Cool Whip and Graham crackers; shifting her weight to trick the scale; even disguising herself and going through McDonald’s Drive-Thru — these are the kinds of se…

Hard-Hitting Flu Strain Strikes Early, Health Officials Warn

Hard-Hitting Flu Strain Strikes Early, Health Officials Warn

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — This year’s flu season is now in full swing and IS expected to get worse. The flu season typically hits hardest in January and February, but can last until May. With many returning home after holiday travels, the …

Senior Citizens Can Age Easier with Endurance Exercise

Senior Citizens Can Age Easier with Endurance Exercise

Comstock/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Endurance training like long distance track competitions can possibly protect against the effects of aging in senior citizens, a new study suggests in MedPage. Among the subjects that were between the ages of 66 to 77…

How To Cope When Family TV Time Turns Awkward

How To Cope When Family TV Time Turns Awkward

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — You’ve probably been there before. Curled up on the couch with the family, TV glowing, a general good time being had by all.Then, without warning, someone on the screen starts taking off their clothes. There’s a stri…

Ten Healthy Tips to Start Off the New Year

Ten Healthy Tips to Start Off the New Year

Creatas/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — This is the time of year when many of us resolve to lose weight and exercise more.Here are simple, painless steps you can take to get started on this path to lifelong success:

Give your refrigerator and pantry an overha…

NRA Takes Fire for Stance on Mental Illness

NRA Takes Fire for Stance on Mental Illness

KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The National Rifle Association has come under fire by an association of psychiatrists for its characterization of people who commit violent crimes as “monsters,” “lunatics” and “insane.”The American Psychiatri…

Learn the Warning Signs of “Holiday Heart Syndrome”

Learn the Warning Signs of “Holiday Heart Syndrome”

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — People tend to overindulge with eating and drinking over the holidays, and this causes a rise in cases of “holiday heart syndrome” or an irregular heartbeat, according to MedPage Today.Warning signs of &ldq…

Missouri Students Lose Combined 756 Pounds at South Carolina Boarding School

Missouri Students Lose Combined 756 Pounds at South Carolina Boarding School

ABC News(BLUFFTON, S.C.) — A dozen Missouri teens shed 756 pounds after spending a semester at a South Carolina boarding school, where getting fit is part of the curriculum.Set on 43 acres in Bluffton, S.C., Mindstream Academy caters to overweight mid…

Marijuana Use Up Among Teens, Survey Finds

Marijuana Use Up Among Teens, Survey Finds

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Marijuana use is on the rise among the nation’s high school students, according to a survey conducted by the National Institutes of Health.  The annual “Monitoring the Future” survey shows more than a third of…

Researchers Tell Kids to Drink Their Milk — But How Much?

Researchers Tell Kids to Drink Their Milk — But How Much?

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(TORONTO) — Pediatricians often recommend milk to help kids grow strong bones. We tell our children to drink milk, but how much “moo” juice is too much of a good thing? A Canadian study of more than 1,300 children helps wi…

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