Health News

Toxic Homeland
While every home has some potentially dangerous items, it's particularly important to protect children from harmful chemicals. Canadian experts offer five easy tips to help keep homes toxin-free for children – to protect them as well as future generations.  
FDA to Regulate Nanotechnology
Most of us haven't given much thought to nanotechnology, the science behind manipulation on an atomic or molecular scale. However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is taking a first step toward regulating the emerging technology.
Testosterone Horse Still Leading the Cart in Healthy Aging
If this mule can pull, let's hitch him up. Once again, aging men may be expecting less of themselves than they should. Once accepted notions regarding aging and its accompanying consequences are being challenged. Consequences of unhealthy aging make for lower testosterone levels.
A Grimm's Sleepy Fairy Tale
In The Grimm's Fairytale Rumplestilskin, a gnarly fellow stays up all night spinning straw into gold. Children who aren't getting enough sleep can become a grumpy Rumplestilskin too. This sleep deprivation can lead to bullying children at school.
Numbing Quality in Violent Video Games
Science fiction novels often portray a society where people have become numb to the violence around them. War torn countries' citizens also accept tanks filling their streets and impoverished children suffering. The same type numbness occurs in children when playing violent video games.
Those Telling Telomeres
Those darn telomeres just simply cannot keep a secret. They have a nasty habit of telling a woman's age and health status. Telomeres are the DNA located on the ends of chromosomes and are a measure of cell age. The healthier a cell is, the longer its telomeres are.
Muscles-Use it or Lose it
I guess Jack LaLanne had it right. Muscle loss begins in early adulthood. Becoming a 'couch-potato' at 30 will reduce your muscle mass with every bite of pizza.
Sick and Abused
According to a study by Swedish researchers, children who are chronically ill are much more likely than healthy children to be victims of physical abuse.
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.
The Dangers of Leaving the Light On
Keeping the lights on before going to sleep may have a negative influence on your health, according to a study to be published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism .