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Not Just How Many Calories Kids Eat, It’s Also What They Eat

Not Just How Many Calories Kids Eat, It’s Also What They Eat

(NEW YORK) — With childhood obesity becoming a greater problem in the U.S., a new study finds that weight control is more than just a matter of counting calories.    About 32 percent of U.S. children are overweight or obese, according t…

Conn. Elementary School Shooting: First on the Scene Face Haunting Memories

Conn. Elementary School Shooting: First on the Scene Face Haunting Memories

DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images(NEWTOWN, Conn.) — Police and paramedics who descended on the scene of the massacre at a Connecticut grade school face haunting memories and nightmares in the days and weeks to come, particularly if they have children of the…

It’s Not When You Had Your First Drink, It’s When You Got Drunk

It’s Not When You Had Your First Drink, It’s When You Got Drunk

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Researchers are saying teen drinkers won’t necessarily have problems later in life — but teen drunks will.A new study published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research tracked nearl…

Connecticut School Shooting: 4 Tips to Help Kids Cope

Connecticut School Shooting: 4 Tips to Help Kids Cope

Douglas Healey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Every parent trying to come to grips with the scope of the tragedy in Connecticut is wondering how to talk to their kids about it.Alan Kazdin, a professor of child psychology at Yale University, offers four tips…

Weight Watchers Most Popular Weight Loss Method of 2012

Weight Watchers Most Popular Weight Loss Method of 2012

Creatas/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Michael Phelps’ 12,000 calorie a day training diet and Beyonce’s maple syrup cleanse may top Google’s 2012 top 10 list of most searched diets released earlier this week, but the popular website, Dietsinreview.com, found …

FDNY Pushes for Ban on Novelty Lighters

FDNY Pushes for Ban on Novelty Lighters

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Something that looks as harmless as a toy car or cartoon animal could burn your child –- or even start a fire.  That’s because of the increasing prevalence of novelty lighters, which New York City fire officials w…

Can Quitters Ever Become as Healthy as ‘Never Smokers?’

Can Quitters Ever Become as Healthy as ‘Never Smokers?’

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A new study confirms what most suspect: smokers have a higher chance of dying from a sudden heart attack.  But its other conclusion is more surprising: those who quit smoking could reduce their risk to levels ap…

Mobile Apps Help Men Lose More Weight, Study Finds

Mobile Apps Help Men Lose More Weight, Study Finds

Comstock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — Losing weight is hard for men — but a new study shows that mobile technology can help. Researchers from Northwestern University showed that men who used a mobile phone app and had a coach monitoring their intake and exe…

Task Force Recommends Anti-Smoking Counseling for Kids

Task Force Recommends Anti-Smoking Counseling for Kids

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Are programs that aim to keep kids from smoking doing the trick? One group says — sort of. The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force has given current programs like doctor counseling a “B” in how well they prevent…

Cold Remedy Cocktails: Do They Work?

Cold Remedy Cocktails: Do They Work?

Getty Images(NEW YORK) — When it comes to adding a shot of alcohol to your cold or flu remedy, it’s hard not to wish those boozy concoctions are doing some good for your health.  As it turns out, they are.Drinks like hot toddies, which trad…

Florida Asks FDA Approval to Eliminate Dengue Fever with Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

Florida Asks FDA Approval to Eliminate Dengue Fever with Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Mosquito control officials in the Florida Keys are awaiting approval from the federal government to begin releasing hundreds of thousands of genetically modified mosquitoes to stop the spread of dengue fever. The exper…

Florida Asks FDA Approval to Eliminate Dengue Fever with Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

Florida Asks FDA Approval to Eliminate Dengue Fever with Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Mosquito control officials in the Florida Keys are awaiting approval from the federal government to begin releasing hundreds of thousands of genetically modified mosquitoes to stop the spread of dengue fever. The exper…

Childlessness May Increase Likelihood of Earlier Death

Childlessness May Increase Likelihood of Earlier Death

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Parents may live longer because of having children, according to a new study.A study in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health looked at more than 21,000 couples seeking in-vitro fertility treatments. The…

Childlessness May Increase Likelihood of Earlier Death

Childlessness May Increase Likelihood of Earlier Death

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Parents may live longer because of having children, according to a new study.A study in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health looked at more than 21,000 couples seeking in-vitro fertility treatments. The…

Girls Who Smoke at Increased Risk of Osteoporosis?

Girls Who Smoke at Increased Risk of Osteoporosis?

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(CINCINNATI) — If you’re a female, and a teenager, and you smoke — you could be setting yourself up for problems that already affect women disproportionately, according to a new study. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes …

Dick Cheney to Pen Memoir About Heart Troubles

Dick Cheney to Pen Memoir About Heart Troubles

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — For years late-night comics have wondered whether or not Dick Cheney has a heart. Now we have an answer — he does. And he’s writing a book about it.The “non-political memoir,” to be publi…

Coated Aspirin May Lose Heart Benefits

Coated Aspirin May Lose Heart Benefits

Amazon(NEW YORK) — Coated aspirin may lose some of its cardiovascular benefits because it takes longer for the drug to dissolve into the bloodstream, a new study suggested.The study of 400 healthy volunteers was designed to uncover whether certain peo…

NC Hospitals Warn Employees to Get a Flu Shot or Get Fired

NC Hospitals Warn Employees to Get a Flu Shot or Get Fired

Jeffrey Hamilton/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — With officials at the Centers for Disease Control saying it’s gearing up to be a bad flu season, several North Carolina hospitals are taking no chances and requiring that all employees either get a flu sho…

‘In the Blink of an Eye’: Dozing While Driving

‘In the Blink of an Eye’: Dozing While Driving

ABC NewsREPORTER’S NOTEBOOKBy Ron Claiborne (NEW YORK) — First, a confession: I have driven when I was sleepy, really sleepy.Now, your turn. Chances are you too have driven while drowsy. Sleep researchers at the Liberty Mutual Research Institute in Ho…

Baby Sock Wirelessly Monitors Breathing, Heart Rate

Baby Sock Wirelessly Monitors Breathing, Heart Rate

Jaren Wilkey/BYU (NEW YORK) — Fifty percent fashion accessory and 50 percent medical implement, a new baby-health-monitoring device brings 100 percent relief to new parents.Developed by a student team at Brigham Young University, the sock-like device,…

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