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Over 2 million visited Healthcare.gov on Monday and Tuesday, setting record

Healthcare.gov is picking up speed, but problems remain.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 5, 2013

Hong Kong gets H7N9 bird flu scare

Hong Kong has reported its first case of the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 4, 2013

You can't be fat and fit at same time, new study claims

Experts conclude that there is no such thing as "obese but healthy," based on data correlating weight, metabolic diseases, cardiac diseases, and premature death.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 3, 2013

Oxytocin may make autistic children more sociable

A nasal spray with oxytocin as an ingredient may help children with autism spectrum disorder be more social.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 3, 2013

Surgeons welcoming Google Glass in operating rooms

Surgeons are fast welcoming Google Glass in operating rooms.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 2, 2013

High cholesterol increases breast cancer risk

A new study reveals that raised levels of cholesterol increase breast cancer risk in women.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 2, 2013

New HIV strain discovered in West Africa is more aggressive than thought earlier

Scientists have discovered a more dangerous HIV strain in Western Africa.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 2, 2013

Morning-after pill 'not effective' for women over 176lbs, warns drug maker

Research shows that some morning-after pills are ineffective on women who weigh more than 176lbs.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 27, 2013

HIV organ donation bill becomes law: What you should know

HIV positive organ donation is now legal in the U.S.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 26, 2013

Deadly cotton ball diet is gaining popularity among teens

A very dangerous diet, which involves swallowing cotton balls, is gaining popularity among teens.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 24, 2013

Bill Gates wants world to use better, safer, stronger condoms

Bill Gates' charity has awarded grants to develop better condoms and wants people to engage in safe sex.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 23, 2013

Sugary drinks increase risk of endometrial cancer in women

A recent research suggests that intake of sugary drinks increases the risk of endometrial cancer in women.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 23, 2013

Go nuts, live longer

Eating a small amount of nuts everyday can help you witness more iPhone launches than you can expect to, if you don't eat nuts, according to a recent research.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 21, 2013

Sudden heart attacks show tell-tale signs in advance: Study

A recent research suggests that symptoms of sudden heart attacks may show up around a month in advance.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 21, 2013

Acrylamide in fried food increases cancer risk, warns FDA

A recent FDA document suggests that acrylamide in fried food can increase the risk of cancer in humans.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 19, 2013

Caffeine addicts beware: The late afternoon cup of joe may cost a good night's sleep

According to a recent study, caffeine consumption 3 to 6 hours before going bed can cost you an hour of sleep.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 17, 2013

e-cigarette gaining popularity among teenagers: CDC

Use of unconventional tobacco and smoking products are growing in popularity among U.S middle school and high school students, according to a report from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Especially, e-cigarette use has increased from 0.6 percent in 2011 to 1.1 percent last year.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 16, 2013

Depression makes us age faster

A new study suggests that depression makes us age faster.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 14, 2013

E.coli threat prompts recall of 90 tons of prepackaged salads, wraps

Owing to E.coli contamination threat, a California-based food processing company has had to recall 90 tons of pre-packaged salads and sandwich wraps.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 14, 2013

Newborn babies' brains get boost when expecting moms exercise

Exercise during pregnancy does not only benefit expecting mothers but might also help boost brain development of infants.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 14, 2013

Beijing lung cancer risk on rise

Beijing lung cancer cases increase over the last decade.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 14, 2013

Double mastectomy patient throws Beyonce dance party before going under knife

A patient decided to organize a flash mob minutes prior to her double mastectomy surgery and danced to the beats of Beyonce's song. Of all places, it happened at the operating room with the whole medical team joining the party.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 13, 2013

New ligament discovered in human knee: What you should know

A new ligament called anterolateral ligament (ALL) has been discovered in the human knee by doctors.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 11, 2013

Mediterranean diet helps women age gracefully

Per a new study, following a Mediterranean diet helps women live longer and age gracefully.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 6, 2013

Google engineer recruited to fix Obamacare site

Obamacare website will have engineers from Google and Oracle to fix certain issues.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 6, 2013

Warning: Halloween contact lenses can damage your eyes

The FDA and other government agencies are running a drive to seize colored contact lenses that are especially popular during the Halloween season.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 28, 2013

High blood sugar linked to memory problems

A new study has found that controlling blood sugar levels may help keep that sharp memory when people grow old.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 27, 2013

Math skills develop as early as infancy

A new study suggests that an infant's innate sense of number is a good gauge of how their math abilities in the future.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 24, 2013

Cure for baldness a step closer

Researchers from the U.S. and the UK took inspiration from rodents to come up with what could be the cure for baldness.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 24, 2013

Yellow fever mosquito spotted in California

Mosquitoes that may cause yellow fever and dengue fever have been spotted in California. Health authorities are coordinating with medical professionals and residents in an effort to spread knowledge about them.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 22, 2013

Sleep helps keep brain free of toxins

A new study reveals that sleep helps keep the brain free of toxins.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 21, 2013

U.S. obesity rate slips but still alarmingly high

The latest statistics on obesity in the U.S. shows a slight decrease, but experts still consider its prevalence at epidemic levels.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 21, 2013

Air pollution in Delhi, Kolkata worst in world

Studies done by the World Health Organization and watchdog groups in India linked the poor quality of air in Delhi and Kolkata to new cases of cancer deaths.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 21, 2013

Pakistan polio outbreak threatens global eradication campaign

A recent outbreak of polio in Pakistan, near the border of Afghanistan, threatens global efforts to corner and eradicate the dangerous virus.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 21, 2013

Human form of mad cow disease confirmed in Britain: 1 in 2,000 may be carrier

A human form of mad cow disease, vCJD, has been confirmed and 1 in 2,000 people may be carriers of the disease in Britain.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 18, 2013

Want healthy sperms? Eat fish, ditch bacon

Bacon and other processed foods might be harmful to sperms, a new study has found.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 18, 2013

Bikini-clad California mom photo creates stir: Inspiring or offensive?

Maria Kang posed for a photo in a bikini with her three kids and uploaded it to Facebook. The controversial image purported to inspire, has instead sparked a debate on the Internet and mainstream media.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 17, 2013

Regular bedtime reduces behavioral problems in kids

Sleeping early and following a regular bedtime schedule may help improve a child's behavior, a new study has concluded.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 15, 2013

Can Sprite cure your hangover?

Hangover? What you might just need is a can of Sprite, according to a new study by Chinese scientists.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 14, 2013

Vitamins, walking may lower breast cancer risk

New studies point to benefits of walking and consumption of multivitamins with mineral for women who want fight breast cancer.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 14, 2013

Airplane noise can give you heart disease and stroke, warns new research

Living near an airport? Better consider moving houses or you could get heart disease from all those awesome airplane sounds.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 14, 2013

Vitamin D supplements may be less useful than you think

Vitamin D supplements may be unnecessary if you are living a healthy lifestyle.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 13, 2013

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