Health News

Mistrusting the System
Past studies have shown that men are less likely than women to seek routine medical care because they do not want to appear weak. However, a new study has found that this may not be true for African-American men.
Mini-Size Me
Offering smaller portions at cafeterias might curb calorie intake for some, according to researchers at VU University Amsterdam.
Referee a Food-Safe Super Bowl Party
As the Steelers and the Packers get ready to go helmet-to-helmet for the Big Game, here are a few calls that will keep you and your friends safe from foodborne illness.
Some Noise About Internal Alarm Clocks
Shifts and disruption in internal alarm clocks (known as the circadian clock) caused by shift work and erratic sleep patterns can contribute to cancer, diabetes and depression, among other health problems.
Life-Saving Surgery Now Less Deadly
Risk of stroke following bypass surgery is lower than ever, according to a new study.
Run for Your Life
Recent research from Indiana University and the University of Ulm in Germany look at the health effects of running.
Itchy Skin, Eat a Handful of Nuts
A specific omega-6 fatty acid may be critical in maintaining healthy skin, according to a new study from the University of Illinois.
Birth Defects: Get In the Know
January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. In order to increase awareness, the CDC has released a report that highlights statistics and information on birth defects, the leading cause of infant mortality.
Job Training: Preparing for the Worst
Hands-on safety training for workers in highly dangerous jobs helps to reduce the risk of injury and death, according to a study published in the January issue of the Journal of Applied Psychology .
Kids Need Z's
Insufficient and disorganized sleep puts kids at higher risk of developing obesity and other health conditions, which may be able to be mitigated by "catch up" sleep on weekends and holidays.