Category Archives: Health News

Can a trip to the park save your life?

Can a trip to the park save your life?

(NEW YORK) — Considering a trip to the park this weekend? It could save your life. According to new research from the American Heart Association, people who spend time in neighborhoodsMORE

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