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Study: People are Happier Knowing They Have More Sex Than Friends

Study: People are Happier Knowing They Have More Sex Than Friends

Those who got less action than their peers tended to be less happy, researchers say. A hefty chunk of your happiness may depend on whether you believe you're having as continue reading »

Sofia Vergara Talks Hypothyroidism, Promotes “Follow the Script”

Sofia Vergara Talks Hypothyroidism, Promotes “Follow the Script”

Emmy-nominated actress Sofia Vergara revealed her own bout with thyroid cancer and debuted as the spokeswoman for "Follow the Script," a campaign to raise awareness of hypothyroidism. continue reading »

Driving Drunk is Not Only Way Alcohol Kills Teens

Driving Drunk is Not Only Way Alcohol Kills Teens

Two-thirds of underage drinking-related fatalities have nothing to do with a car, MADD reports. Less than one-third of the 4,700 annual underage drinking-related deaths in the United States result from road crashes, according to a new study. continue reading »

Infant Mortality in the U.S. Once Again Declining

Infant Mortality in the U.S. Once Again Declining

After years of no change, overall rate declined 12 percent from 2005 to 2011. After five years of leveling off, the U.S. infant mortality rate is finally on the decline again, a new government report shows. continue reading »

Babies Born Even a Bit Early May Have Developmental Issues

Babies Born Even a Bit Early May Have Developmental Issues

Women urged to rethink early elective C-sections, inductions unless medically needed. Many women choose to have labor induced or to have an elective Cesarean delivery continue reading »

Smoking Bans in Public Housing Could Save Money, Lives

Smoking Bans in Public Housing Could Save Money, Lives

Tobacco-free policies might save $521 million a year, cut secondhand smoke exposure. Smoking bans in subsidized housing, including public housing and rental assistance programs continue reading »

Drugs May Help Cut Risk for Breast Cancer in Some

Drugs May Help Cut Risk for Breast Cancer in Some

Draft guidelines for doctors reflect findings, but it's hard to know who will benefit most, experts say. The drugs tamoxifen and raloxifene (Evista) could reduce the risk of breast cancer continue reading »

The Taste of Beer May Trigger the Urge to Drink

The Taste of Beer May Trigger the Urge to Drink

Study found flavor alone activated brain's reward center; effect stronger with family history of alcoholism. Just as the smell of freshly brewed coffee may compel you to pour a steaming cup of java, continue reading »

A FineLine: Mental Health/Mental Illness

A FineLine: Mental Health/Mental Illness

St. James Cathedral and the Cathedral Counseling Center are honored to present the Chicago premiere of Michael Nye’s powerful documentary, afineline: Mental Health/Mental Illness. continue reading »

Health Tip: Keep Food Cravings at Bay at the Office

Health Tip: Keep Food Cravings at Bay at the Office

Suggestions to keep you on track with healthy eating - The office can be full of temptations that can derail your healthy eating plan, but if you're prepared you don't have to give in to those temptations. continue reading »

PepsiCo Agrees to Join Mexico’s “National Crusade Against Hunger” Program

PepsiCo Agrees to Join Mexico’s “National Crusade Against Hunger” Program

U.S.-based food giant PepsiCo has signed an agreement with the Social Development Secretariat to join the Mexican government's National Crusade against Hunger, a program aimed at dealing with malnutrition among low-income people. continue reading »

Increase of Exercise Can Help Teens Quit Smoking

Increase of Exercise Can Help Teens Quit Smoking

A recent study proves that taking a short walk can encourage teen smokers to quit smoking. Time reported that scientists from George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services discovered that teens who increased their physical activity by a measly twenty minutes did not smoke as much. continue reading »

Can Exercise Reduce the RIsk of Breast Cancer?

Can Exercise Reduce the RIsk of Breast Cancer?

Physical activity lowers estrogen levels in older women, study says. Older women who are physically active have lower levels of estrogen and its breakdown products in their bodies, according to a new study, continue reading »

Spanish Translation of Autism Awareness Book Offers Hope to Hispanic Parents of Autistic Children

Spanish Translation of Autism Awareness Book Offers Hope to Hispanic Parents of Autistic Children

Lena McCalla Njee, a special education teacher of children with autism, today launches the Spanish edition of her book, "El Autismo Inspira! La esperanza como salvacion para los padres," to ki continue reading »

Kids’ Frequent Eating Tied to Less Weight Gain

Kids’ Frequent Eating Tied to Less Weight Gain

But this won't hold true with unhealthy foods, expert warns. In what may seem a surprising finding, kids in a new study who ate more often over the course of a day continue reading »