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Men are from Earth, women are from Earth

February 19, 2013 - 20:55
By Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Men are from Mars and women are from Venus? Think again. New research suggests that black-and-white thinking about what makes a man and what makes a woman is off-base.

CDC app lets you solve disease outbreaks at home

February 19, 2013 - 20:55
By Mike Stobbe, AP ATLANTA - You may not be a disease detective, but now you can play one at home. The nation's public health agency has released a free app for the iPad called "Solve the Outbreak.

Drinking diet soda may not boost your appetite

February 19, 2013 - 20:44

Take another sip of that Diet Coke - a new study suggests diet soda drinkers don't eat any more sugary or fatty foods than people who stick with water instead.


Demand for Botox drives cosmetic surgery growth

February 19, 2013 - 19:36
By Patricia Reaney, ReutersNEW YORK - Botox, fillers and chemical peels were among the most popular cosmetic treatments in the United States and fueled growth in the plastic surgery industry for the third consecutive year, according to statistics released on Tuesday.

Synthetic chemicals could affect fertility, health, WHO says

February 19, 2013 - 15:36
Synthetic chemicals in everyday products are likely to be at least the partial cause of a global surge in birth deformities, hormonal cancers and psychiatric diseases, a United Nations-sponsored research team reports.

Woman has two sets of identical twins in one day

February 19, 2013 - 15:04
Valentine’s day brought a very special delivery to Tressa and Manuel Montalvo of Houston: two sets of identical twins – something that has a one in 70 million chance of happening.

Typhoid breaks out in rebel-held eastern Syria: WHO

February 19, 2013 - 14:00
Typhoid has broken out in an opposition-held region of Syria because people are drinking contaminated water from the Euphrates River, the World Health Organization says.

Earning low wages can hurt your heart

February 19, 2013 - 13:07

Living paycheck to paycheck isn't just bad for your bank account. It can raise your blood pressure.


Victim of mysterious SARS-like virus dies in UK

February 19, 2013 - 12:10

A patient being treated for a mysterious SARS-like virus has died, a British hospital said Tuesday.




Australian research provides final clue for anti-malaria drug

February 19, 2013 - 02:24
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Researchers in Australia have provided the final piece of a puzzle to develop a new anti-malarial drug, which targets the parasite that causes the disease and kills it with a salt overdose.

Changing the channel may improve kids' behavior

February 18, 2013 - 18:36
Teaching parents to switch channels from violent shows to educational TV can improve preschoolers' behavior, even without getting them to watch less, a study found.

Take a winter hike to boost your creativity

February 18, 2013 - 17:05

Go hiking, then come home and write the Great American Novel? Maybe not but research suggests that a few days in a national park may make you more creative.


IVF does not boost cancer risk, study finds

February 18, 2013 - 00:37
Women getting fertility treatments can be reassured that in vitro fertilization (IVF) does not increase their risk of breast and gynecological cancers, according to a U.S. study of Israeli women.

Health reform plan for 'uninsurables' to end

February 17, 2013 - 17:58
Citing financial concerns, the Obama administration has begun quietly winding down one of the earliest programs created by the president's health care overhaul, a plan that helps people with existing medical problems who can't get private insurance.

Why the 'Downton' theme song gets to us

February 17, 2013 - 17:23

The characters, the costumes and the sumptuous trappings of post-Edwardian England have millions of viewers hooked on Downton Abbey. But equally addictive, it seems, is the British drama’s theme song by British composer John Lunn.


FDA: Beware of fake flu meds

February 15, 2013 - 23:37
The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to steer clear of the raft of unapproved products now being touted on various internet sites as flu cures or preventatives.

SARS-like virus hits 12 people worldwide

February 15, 2013 - 19:06
By Kate Kelland, Reuters LONDON - A fourth person in Britain has contracted a potentially fatal SARS-like virus which was unknown in humans until a few months ago, but health officials said on Friday the risk to the population remained very low.

No increased cancer risk after IVF: study

February 15, 2013 - 18:24
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women getting fertility treatments can be reassured that in vitro fertilization (IVF) does not increase their risk of breast and gynecological cancers, according to a new study of Israeli women.

Even a drink a day may boost cancer death risk

February 15, 2013 - 17:21

The first update of alcohol-linked cancer deaths in the U.S. in three decades shows that booze can be blamed for nearly 20,000 deaths a year -- and it’s not just the heavy drinkers.


Flu tapers off, but still poses danger to seniors

February 15, 2013 - 16:12
The nation’s nasty flu season is tapering off, but there’s still plenty of influenza going around, posing a danger particularly to seniors who get sick, health officials said Friday.