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.
Bionic arms allow double amputee to do everyday tasks
A utility lineman from Massachusetts miraculously survived a 13,800-volt surge of electricity in 2010 but lost both of his arms to surgery that kept him alive. Today he's picking up and putting down items with bionic arm implants that make his everyday life something he thought it would never be again.
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.
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