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Top News: Health

Study shows fitness trackers help older people lose weight

A study from Wake Forest University in the U.S. shows the use of fitness trackers helps older people to lose weight. The researchers worked with 48 obese persons from 65 to 79 for ten months.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Study finds couples who sleep close together are happier

A study from the University of Hertfordshire in the U.K. polled 1,000 people about how they sleep with their partner. The study found that the closer couples slept to one another, the happier they are.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 5 comments

Portland dumps 38 million gallons of water after man pees in it

The city of Portland has emptied out a water reservoir that had been full of 38 million gallons of the city's drinking water. Why? Because video surveillance caught a 19-year-old man urinating into the water.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 5 comments

Study of young marijuana users' brains shows abnormalities

An American study on young people who use marijuana up to 4 times each week has found their brains show abnormalities that could indicate cognitive problems. The study was published in the Wednesday issue of the 'Journal of Neurosciences.'
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 10 comments

New study finds casual pot use alters the brain

Young adults who occasionally use pot show abnormalities in two key areas of their brain related to emotion, motivation, and decision making, new research reveals.

Spanking children may encourage more bad behavior, study says

Dallas - A new study into the effects of corporal punishment on children suggests that spanking a child encourages them to misbehave more often.
In the Media by Sean Fraser - 3 comments

Hospital visits fell when seniors got drug coverage

Eleven years ago Bob Bennett, then a Republican senator from Utah, made a fiscal sales pitch for including prescription drugs in Medicare coverage for seniors.
In the Media by Kaiser Health News - 1 comment

Canadians' mental health records shared with FBI, border patrol

Toronto - Canadian police departments have been sharing mental health information of Canadians by uploading it to a database that the FBI and U.S. Customs has access to, which has been used to deny entry by border control agents.
In the Media by Sean Fraser - 4 comments

Seven biggest fertility misconceptions Special

Chicago - In honor of National Infertility Awareness Week on April 20-26, the physician team at Fertility Centers of Illinois shares with Digital Journal the seven biggest fertility misconceptions they hear in their offices.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Man becomes organ donor, shoots himself in the head

Valencia - A 50-year-old man walked into University Hospital La Fe in Valencia, Spain on Monday morning with a revolver hidden in his belt. After applying to become an organ donor, he committed suicide in the bathroom.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

Goat to be cloned to treat rare genetic disorder

Bras - Scientists in Brazil have genetically modified a goat to produce milk with an enzyme to treat a rare genetic disorder, O Estado de Sao Paulo newspaper reported Tuesday.The goat, named "Gluca," is the first of its kind in South America.
In the Media by AFP

Brain scan shows which vegetative patients have hope

Paris - A hi-tech scanner can help tell whether a brain-injured patient who appears to be in a vegetative state has a chance of regaining some consciousness, a study said Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

Is Kombucha really the 'elixir of life'?

Kombucha, often referred to as the "elixir of life" due to its numerous potential health benefits, has raised some controversy as it became popular in recent years.
In the Media by Bill K. Anderson

Op-Ed: Doctors discourage others from joining the profession

According to The Daily Beast, nine out of 10 doctors discourage others from joining the profession, and 300 physicians commit suicide every year. A few years ago, physicians were named as having the second-most suicidal occupation.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

Jillian Michaels is a 'natural' on her new tour

"I have a secret," Jillian Michaels, a well-respected health and fitness expert of "The Biggest Loser" fame, said last week during a stop on her nationwide tour at Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet, Illinois.
In the Media by Michael Essany

Why acupuncture can alleviate suffering for your pets Promoted

Although it's long been used on humans to manage pain, acupuncture isn't commonly associated with pet health. But clinics and pet owners are seeing a growth in pet acupuncture so much so it's hard to deny the method's efficacy.
Promoted Content by Katie Ryalen

Study finds low blood sugar makes married couples' fights worse

Scientists at Ohio State University have published a study which suggests low blood sugar can cause big-time arguments among married couples. The study also supports a long-held notion that hungry people are more prone to anger than the well-fed.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Chinese herbal medicine has potential for treating hepatitis C

Vienna - A compound isolated from Chinese herbal medicines that was found to inhibit hepatitis C activity by approximately 90 percent. The compound is isolated from a herb.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Low blood sugar bad for marital bliss: study

Washington - Low blood sugar isn't good for marital bliss because it makes spouses more prone to anger and aggression, says a new study.
In the Media by AFP
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