Chocolate, Tea, and Berries Help Protect People Against Diabetes

A diet that includes substances found in chocolate, tea and berries could help protect people against diabetes and other diseases, new research shows. The study...

Study: Texting While Walking Throws Off Balance and Posture

Well, this is what happens when you let your fingers do the walking. A new study shows that texting or reading email messages while...

Children Are Being Hit the Hardest during Flu Epidemic; Parents Are Being Urged to...

The flu has reached epidemic levels and children are among the hardest hit. The seasonal illness is widespread in at least 40 states, and has...

Research Finds that Chocolate and Red Wine Can Cut Diabetes

Research suggests that red wine and chocolate could help to prevent type 2 diabetes. According to a study of 2,000 women in the UK, plant...

Study: Positive Outlook Linked to Better Health

THE QUESTION Negative emotions have been shown to have a detrimental effect on the body. Might positive emotions — feeling happy, satisfied, energized about life...

Common Medications With High Amounts of Acetaminophen Can Be Deadly

The FDA is asking doctors to stop prescribing medications that have more than 325 milligrams of acetaminophen per dose. That's because too much of...

Obama says Marijuana Is No More Dangerous Than Alcohol; Some Agree, Some Don’t

President Obama says that while marijuana is a vice, a waste of time and not very healthy, it's no more dangerous than alcohol. Some...

Washing Your Hands One of the Most Effective Ways to Stay Healthy

Like "Turn out the lights" and "Don't slam the door," being told to "Wash your hands" is one of those universal instructions children hear...

Report: 5.6 Million U. S. Children Will Die Early If Smoking Is Not Snubbed...

Another 5.6 million American children may die prematurely unless smoking rates fall in the United States, according to a report by the U.S. surgeon...

MIT Researchers Discover Drug that Helps Erase Traumatic Memories

For years, neuroscientist Li-Huei Tsai has been unraveling the brain circuits that underlie memory, searching for approaches that might be helpful in treating Alzheimer’s disease....

FDA Says Overuse of Aspirin May Cause Liver Damage

You’re in pain. You pop a vicodin. Then an aspirin. And another. And another. But…do you really know how much aspirin, particularly in combination with...

U.S. Surgeon General says Smoking Is More Dangerous Than Previously Realized

Smoking is a lot more dangerous for you than previously thought, according to a new report from the U.S. Surgeon General. The 980-page report now links...

Overweight Americans Who Drink Diet Beverages Tend to Eat More

Heavy Americans who drink diet beverages rather than those sweetened with sugar appear to eat more, according to a study released on Thursday that...

Study: Some Comedians Have Psychotic Personalities

Comedians have personality types linked with psychosis, like many other creative types, which might explain why they can entertain, researchers claim. They score highly on...

People With Traumatic Brain Injury at Risk of Dying Early

People who have suffered a traumatic brain injury appear to have a much higher risk of dying prematurely, a new study suggests. These risks include...

Drinking Green Tea May Interfere With Blood Pressure Medicine Nadolol

Drinking green tea may lessen the effects of the medication nadolol (Corgard), used to treat high blood pressure, a new small study suggests. Researchers gave...

Ways to Naturally Treat Pain from “The Herbal Pharmacist”

David Foreman, a retired pharmacist and author, known nationwide as “The Herbal Pharmacist,” says it’s a slippery slope when it comes to how aggressive...

Research Finds that Caffeine Boosts Long-Term Memory

The image of bleary-eyed college students surrounded by cups of coffee or cans of energy drinks used to fuel a late-night study session may...

CDC Says U. S. Flu Season Is Ramping Up

Flu season is ramping up, with illness widespread in at least 35 states. That's up from 25 in the previous week. A flu expert with...

Children Likely to Be More Active If They Have Involved Parents

Very few kids get the amount of physical activity they need every day, but a new study from Canada finds that parental support may...