The Latest Health and Wellness News

Apr 22, 2014

FDA to Rule on E-Cigarettes

FDA to Rule on E-Cigarettes

Health experts are waiting anxiously for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to issue its first regulations governing electronic cigarettes by the end of the month.

Apr 21, 2014

Doctors Prescribing Codeine to Kids Despite Known Risks

Doctors Prescribing Codeine to Kids Despite Known Risks

Doctors are still prescribing codeine for kids with coughs, colds and injuries, despite a wealth of evidence that the narcotic doesn’t work for many children--and may be fatal to some, NBC News reported.

Apr 17, 2014

Heart Attacks, Strokes Caused by Diabetes Declining

Heart Attacks, Strokes Caused by Diabetes Declining

Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from diabetes are declining, a new federal study shows, The Associated Press reported.

Apr 17, 2014

Obamacare Helped Nearly 10M Get Insurance: Gallup

Obamacare Helped Nearly 10M Get Insurance: Gallup

A new Gallup survey out on Wednesday shows that Obamacare has helped nearly 10 million Americans get new health insurance, NBC News reported.

Apr 16, 2014

Most Supplements Don't Work, But Americans Still Love Them

Most Supplements Don't Work, But Americans Still Love Them

Although there isn't a lot of evidence that supplements are effective, Americans still love them.

Apr 15, 2014

Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Kills at Least 100

Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Kills at Least 100

Over 100 people have died from the latest Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Apr 14, 2014

Low Blood Sugar Tied to "Hangry" Fights With Spouses

Low Blood Sugar Tied to "Hangry" Fights With Spouses

Could low blood sugar make you so "hangry" you'd be more prone to abusing your spouse? That's what a new study tried to find out.

Apr 14, 2014

Fussy Kids Watching More Television, Study Finds

Fussy Kids Watching More Television, Study Finds

Parents of fussy kids may be creating a generation of television binge-watchers by using screen time to soothe their children, a new study suggests.

Apr 13, 2014

Sebelius: Health Care Launch "Terribly Flawed"

Sebelius: Health Care Launch "Terribly Flawed"

Outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said the administration's own predictions that the new health care law's online sign-up system would be ready by Oct. 1 were "just flat out wrong."...

Apr 9, 2014

"Teen Mom" May Have Helped Lower Teen Birth Rate

"Teen Mom" May Have Helped Lower Teen Birth Rate

The teen birth rate in the United States has reached a new low, causing some psychologists to wonder if they have been unfairly critical of television shows that feature pregnancy in adolescents.

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