Category Archives: Health News

Why People Cry When They’re Happy

Why People Cry When They’re Happy

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW HAVEN, Conn.) — Crying is a normal response when something terrible or sad has occurred. Yet, crying also happens during times of joy or pleasant surprises. Who hasn’t shed tears during a dramatic movie or TV show that ends on an upbeat note? The same can happen to a parent when a child returns…MORE

New Treatment Promises to Regrow Thinning Hair Without Surgery, Drugs

New Treatment Promises to Regrow Thinning Hair Without Surgery, Drugs

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A new hair-loss treatment is giving hope to millions of people with thinning hair.The treatment, called Platelet Rich Plasma therapy — or PRP — could help regrow and thicken hair without surgery, drugs or expensive treatments, experts say.PRP relies on the patient’s own platelets. The patient’s blood is drawn and placed in…MORE

WHO Could Field Test Ebola Vaccine by December

WHO Could Field Test Ebola Vaccine by December

Photo by Fatih Erel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The World Health Organization says an experimental Ebola vaccine could be ready for field testing by December, the BBC reports.As the number of cases of the disease has surpassed 10,000 in West Africa, with over 4,000 dead, the WHO has been working on a drug that could…MORE

The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is…Everything?

The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is…Everything?

iStock/Thinkstock(ORANGE, Calif.) — Land of the free…home of the brave? Not, if a new survey from Chapman University can be believed.Researchers conducted a poll of 1,500 people on what Americans are scared of and judging by the results, our fears are many and cover a lot of ground.For instance, when asked what they feared most,…MORE

Kids Will Never Turn Their Noses Up at a Treat

Kids Will Never Turn Their Noses Up at a Treat

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(BRISBANE, Australia) — Moms know how it goes: no matter if their toddler has a belly full of food, they’ll still be able to stuff their face with a treat if one’s at hand.Nutrition researcher Holly Harris at Queensland University of Technology in Australia says this seems to be the case with all children,…MORE

The Way You Walk Can Affect Your Mood

The Way You Walk Can Affect Your Mood

iStock/Thinkstock(KINGSTON, Ontario) — The way you feel can alter the way you walk. There’s no huge revelation there. However, a new study out of Queen’s University in Ontario suggests that the opposite is true as well, that is, a certain style of walking can also affect one’s mood.After showing participants a list of positive and…MORE

People Still Work with the Flu, Even If It Hurts Productivity

People Still Work with the Flu, Even If It Hurts Productivity

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Although Ebola is on everyone’s mind these days, health care professionals contend a more immediate and likely concern is the onset of the flu season.Staple’s Annual Flu Survey says that coming to work sick with the flu is more harmful to job productivity than a security breach, a product issue or even…MORE

Speed Diets Just as Effective as Losing Weight Gradually

Speed Diets Just as Effective as Losing Weight Gradually

Stockbyte/Thinktsock(MELBOURNE, Australia) — For years, dieters have been warned that if they attempt to lose weight as rapidly as possible, they run the risk of putting the pounds back on just as quickly. The recommended method then is gradual weight loss…or is it?Researchers at the University of Melbourne say it’s all a myth, claiming they’ve…MORE