Poll finds drop in uninsured rate
The nation's uninsured rate dropped modestly this month as the major coverage expansion under President Barack Obama's health care law got underway, according to a closely watched survey released Thursday.
Apps of the week: 4 apps to help you stick to your healthy New Year's resolutions
We're ten days into 2014 and the glimmer of a new year is starting to dim. Motivation to achieve those ambitious goals of a healthier lifestyle may be starting to wane, and everyone could use a few apps to support their New Year's resolutions.
The 12 months of fitness, starting now
The holiday parties are over, and now many Americans are setting fitness goals for the new year.
5 myths about obesity
The obesity epidemic is among the most critical health issues facing the United States. Although it has generated a lot of attention and calls for solutions, it also has served up a super-sized portion of myths and misunderstandings.
How to tame an out-of-control kid
An emerging psychological treatment for out-of-control preschoolers called Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) has been slowly making its way into clinics across the country after years of randomized trials that have won it recognition as one of the most effective treatments for young children prone to frequent and destructive meltdowns.
Fitness experts decry ‘resolution dependency’
One of the country’s best-known fitness center chains is launching an initiative to wean people from what it calls an over-dependence on New Year’s resolutions.
Antibacterial soaps must prove safety to stay on shelves
Antibacterial washes would have one year to prove they're safe to remain in U.S. stores, part of a proposal by regulators to address 40 years of debate on overuse of germ-killing chemicals.
Harvard study finds diet changes gut bacteria within a day
A change in diet quickly alters the types of bacteria living in the human gut, a finding that suggests this rapid adaptability to different foods can be used to control illnesses tied to stomach microbes, researchers said.
Personal genetic tests face sharper scrutiny after 23andMe
23andMe Inc.'s clash with U.S. regulators over the direct sale of its gene analysis service to consumers signals stiffer oversight of thousands of tests in an industry predicted to increase fivefold in size.
Why late nights are bad for your immune system
Jet lag, shift work and even late nights staring at your tablet or smartphone may be making you sick.
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