During our icy stint last week, a lot of businesses either closed early or didn't open up at all. It kept employees off the dangerous roads, but affected their pay. Now, with Christmas right around the corner, employees in the hourly boat are attempting to make up for the money they would've earned.
As the holiday season approaches many are excited about the desserts to come, but eating too many sweets can pack on the pounds, causing obesity which leads to problems like diabetes and heart disease
New research finds that women who used birth control pills for three years or more had two times the risk of developing Glaucoma in their later years, one of the leading causes of blindness.The study did not differentiate between women who took low estrogen and regular birth control pills.
Anxiety...for many it's a debilitating, life crippling condition... causing rapid heartbeats, dizziness, even overwhelming feelings of fear. In a world where there's seemingly a pill for everything, one pill in particular is taking the world by storm.They're known on the streets as bennies, downers, ludes and Christmas trees but to the average person the more common name is Xanax.
New research finds more than 18% of kids and teens have hay fever and where the children live could increase their chances of seasonal allergies. Living in areas in the south and southeast correlated with higher degrees of allergies.
A new British study finds children born through In Vitro Fertilization are not at an increased risk of cancer in childhood. British researchers studied more than 100-thousand children born through IVF between 1992 and 2008.
More than 20 million Americans ages 50 to 75 have not had any screening for colorectal cancer. That's according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. New figures also show one in three adults are not up to date with their screenings.
Researchers in Britain say they have discovered the world's first test to accurately diagnose a complication during pregnancy that can be life threatening. Doctors say the blood test measures protein levels in the placenta, and is 96% accurate.
Watching a ballerina spin around and around is enough to make anyone dizzy. So, how do the dancers keep their balance? New research from the Imperial College in London shows the ballerinas may be able to suppress signals from the inner ear to the brain.
The growing trend of "vampire" facials is not just a Halloween treat. The procedure promises to regenerate the skin and make a person look younger, using their own blood.
Some look like just your average pack of cigarettes. Others resemble a fancy pen, or even a shiny type of mascara. But, actually, they are all used to smoke
The same doctors we turn to when it comes to keeping our babies healthy, now say an unhealthy habit could be leading our children into dangerous territory.
Hundreds of thousands of people suffer from a bacterial infection in their intestines called C-Difficile. The bacteria is highly resistant to antibiotics and hard to treat.
People with higher blood sugar levels may be more likely to have memory problems. That's according to a new study of older adults who did not have diabetes.
An autistic child in New York went missing three weeks ago. Fourteen year old Avonte Oquendo ran out of his New York City school earlier this month. He's not been seen since, despite a massive search.
Studies have shown that spanking can lead to behavior problems. Now Researchers find it may also hurt a child's cognitive development.
It's time to fall back an hour. Sleep experts say, although it's easier for you to gain an hour than to lose it, it doesn't mean your inner body clock, or circadian rhythms aren't affected.
Sixteen states passed a legislation this year making epinephrine available in school in the case a child has a severe allergic reaction. Twenty seven schools in the U.S. now stock epi-pens.
Football, mild weather, the glorious change in leaves nature offers. There's so much to love about the fall. But, millions of people with fall allergies tell a very different story. So, how can allergy sufferers find relief from their symptoms?
Early detection for diseases such as lung cancer can save lives but exactly who needs to be screened is something doctors are trying to figure out.
Researchers in Britain and Brazil say a new twist on an old fertility treatment could dramatically improve a woman's chance of getting pregnant though invitro fertilization.
Raw chicken, packaged in California, has been traced to the salmonella outbreak that has made about three hundred people sick in 18 different states.
The American Heart Association wants more doctors to have that difficult conversation with patients saying bad habits like poor diet, unhealthy body weight, lack of physical activity and smoking should be treated just *as* aggressively as other heart disease risk factors. Doctors say being overweight and not exercising can lead to high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes so by changing the behaviors you can prevent the formation of some of these disease processes down the road.The group is also recommending doctors set up practices where patients can connect with specialists like nutritionists or psychologists
Tuesday, hospital representatives and doctors from across the country were in north Texas to get a glimpse of the next stage of patient care. For just two hours the Irving convention center looked more like a science fair, the future of medicine on display. From bionics to robots in hospitals, this expo is helping showcase some modern medical marvels.
Scientists have just released the results of a major long-term study on the Safety of Hormone Replacement Theraphy or HRT for menopausal women.
Good news for those seeking healthier food options at the airport.
More than a dozen states are seeing another surge in whooping cough cases this year. The deadly epidemic that swept the country in 2010 was the worst outbreak in more than 60 years.
Disney announced changes to its policy for disabled families. They used to go immediately to the front of the line. But the company said too many people were abusing the system. Some families even hired "disable tour guides" that granted the same privileges. Now, Disney will offer something like a fast pass, where families can check in and get a time to come back for a shorter line later. Disney is supposed to implement it's revised policy on October 9th.
A new study is showing Omega-3 fatty acids may not benefit thinking skills as previously thought.
new report shows the importance of naps for young children. Researchers found preschoolers who took a nap performed better on memory test than children who did not sleep. The improved memory skills were evident in the afternoon after the nap as well as the next day.
Dogs are playing an increasing role in detecting cancer. Scientist are trying to develop a technology that sniff out cancer, just like dogs. A canine’s sense of smell is so refined, they hope one day dogs will be able to decipher between different types of cancer.
A key part of the Affordable Care Act kicks in on October 1st. That's when health insurance marketplaces or exchanges open across the country, giving people a place to shop for plans. The government is giving states hundreds of millions of dollars to get people to sign up to keep premiums low.
A new test could cut down on the over diagnoses of antibiotics.