A new study reveals that diet soda could be as bad for your teeth as meth or crack cocaine.
Untangling 7 myths about head lice
Head lice: The idea alone is enough to make your scalp itch. It doesn't help that there's such confusion about how the little beasts operate. Here a few common myths are debunked.
Study says women shouldn't be the only ones responsible for making healthy babies
"Men and women contribute equally to reproduction." That's a statement in a new paper in the journal Gender and Society about how men's role in making babies has been culturally diminished.
For health care consumers, sticker shock leads to anger
Americans who face higher insurance costs under President Barack Obama's health-care law are angrily complaining about "sticker shock," threatening to become a new political force opposing the law even as the White House struggles to convince other consumers that they will benefit from it.
For kids, toning up the body may be a good way to tone up the mind
Getting kids active is a key component of first lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign, which says "children need 60 minutes of play with moderate to vigorous activity every day to grow up to a healthy weight." But can physical activity also help improve a child's academic performance?
Sex among demented spurs elderly care group to call for policies
An association of professionals who work at hundreds of elderly-care facilities in the United States is calling on the homes to reconsider their policies - or, in most cases, lack of policies - on geriatric sex.
Study finds surgery beats obesity better than diet, exercise
Weight-loss surgery is more effective than diet and exercise as a treatment for obesity, according to a review of health studies involving almost 800 people.
Builders of Obama's health website saw red flags
Crammed into conference rooms with pizza for dinner, some programmers building the Obama administration's showcase health insurance website were growing increasingly stressed. Some worked past 10 p.m., energy drinks in hand.
Sleep: The ultimate brainwasher?
Scientists have long speculated and argued about why we devote roughly a third of our lives to sleep, but with little concrete data to support any particular theory. Now, new evidence has refreshed a long-held hypothesis: During sleep, the brain cleans itself.
Refrain from rinsing raw poultry
Habits can be tough to change. But now is the time to stop rinsing your chickens and turkeys. Just thoroughly cook your birds. It’s easier than rinsing, and safer as well.
How America is exporting its obesity epidemic
With this summer's news from the United Nations that Mexico has surpassed the United States in adult obesity levels - one-third of Mexican adults are now considered extremely overweight - U.S. foreign policy has come into sharper, or perhaps softer, focus.
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