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8 healthy trip tips from frequent travelers

February 15, 2013 - 15:00

With long flights, decadent foods, and little time for the gym, traveling can take its toll. How can you avoid the nasty flu going around even when you're in and out of airports or on the road? We asked three guys who travel for a living for tips for staying fit while still enjoying your trip.

Can spicy food really give you nightmares?

February 15, 2013 - 12:57

After a restless night of sleep filled with nightmares where velociraptors and chainsaw-wielding maniacs chase you down, you wake up and wonder what caused such vivid dreams. Could it have been that spicy Thai food you had before bed?

Foster Farms tied to salmonella outbreak

February 15, 2013 - 03:42
At least 124 people in 12 states have been sickened by salmonella infections from raw poultry likely produced by the poultry firm Foster Farms, government health officials reported late Thursday.

High-glycemic foods tied to diabetes risk

February 14, 2013 - 22:47
People who eat a lot of low-fiber and processed foods that quickly spike blood sugars may, not surprisingly, have a significantly higher risk of the most common form of diabetes, according to a new study.

Male circumcision tied to less sexual pleasure

February 14, 2013 - 19:51
Men circumcised either as children or adults report less intense sexual pleasure and orgasm than their uncircumcised counterparts, according to a new study from Belgium.

NIH chief: Cuts put vital medical research at risk

February 14, 2013 - 19:11
By Lauran Neergaard, AP WASHINGTON - The National Institutes of Health says important medical research into new cancer drugs, better flu vaccines and other ailments will be delayed if Congress can't avert impending spending cuts.

First retinal implant for rare eye disease approved

February 14, 2013 - 18:19
The U.S. health regulator approved the first implantable device for treating a rare, genetic, eye disease that can lead to blindness.

Synthetic pot linked to kidney damage in 16 users

February 14, 2013 - 18:03
Synthetic marijuana, already known to cause a number of serious side effects in users, has now been found to cause kidney damage, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Abortion foes harness states' health policies

February 14, 2013 - 15:50

Abortion opponents are making use of  a new way to restrict access to abortion – by using the authority states have over the new health insurance exchanges, which will be up and running in a year.

Mother’s love gets her late son’s book published

February 14, 2013 - 15:09

While in his mid-20s, Phillip Bennett wrote an intensely personal account of living with a rare and incurable neuromuscular disease. He didn’t live long enough to see his book in print — but it still got published, thanks to the tireless efforts of his mom.

More women using emergency contraception

February 14, 2013 - 05:26
The condom is still king when it comes to matters of love, but more U.S. women are using newer methods of preventing unwanted pregnancy such as emergency contraception and implants, new federal data shows.

Horsemeat scandal spurs tougher food tests in Europe

February 13, 2013 - 23:04
The European Commission has proposed increased DNA testing of meat products to assess the scale of a scandal involving horsemeat sold as beef that has shocked the public and raised concern over the continent's food supply chains.

'Ongoing, severe epidemic' of STDs in US, report finds

February 13, 2013 - 22:15
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued two new studies of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) today detailing what the lead author of one calls “an ongoing, severe, STI epidemic.

Long, slow walks may beat shorter, higher intensity runs

February 13, 2013 - 22:02

Forget about busting your buns on the treadmill. A small new study suggests that you’ll be healthier if you spend your time taking long, slow walks – and standing instead of sitting whenever possible.

Why we all think we're so great

February 13, 2013 - 17:48
By Tia Ghose, LiveScienceOn a scale of one to 10, you probably think you're a seven. And you wouldn't be alone.

FDA warns of major risk with St. Jude heart device

February 13, 2013 - 17:15
The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that tool recalled by St. Jude Medical Inc. used to insert heart implants could potentially cause serious injury or death if used in patients.

Report calls for action against fake drugs

February 13, 2013 - 16:40

The global problem of counterfeit, contaminated and adulterated drugs requires not only a better international regulatory system, but big investments in the Food and Drug Administration, an Institute of Medicine panel says in a report released Wednesday.

The terrible economy may be making you fat

February 13, 2013 - 16:24

While the nation's debt is growing, so is your waistline. You tend to seek out high-calorie foods when you hear bad news about the economy, according to new research in the journal Psychological Science.

2-gallon a day cola habit linked to woman's death

February 13, 2013 - 16:17

A New Zealand food industry association on Wednesday rejected a coroner's call to add health warnings to soft-drink labels following the 2010 death of a woman who drank about 2 gallons of Coca-Cola a day.

New SARS-like virus spreading in Britain

February 13, 2013 - 14:47
British officials say a mysterious virus related to SARS may have spread between humans, as they confirmed the 11th case worldwide of the new coronavirus in a patient who they say probably caught it from a family member.