Health & Fitness

HIV-1 particles assembling at the surface of an infected macrophage

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 1.1 million people in the United States are living with an HIV infection, and almost 1 in 5 (18.1%) are unaware of it . Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men...

First Lady Michelle Obama congratulates kids on the Obstacle Course at Nickelode

First Lady Michelle Obama would like schools do more to help  students get the recommended hour of daily exercise.

Her initiative, www.letsmoveschools.org, has a web site...

Teen dating and violence is a topic many people do not know much about. In a nationwide survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 9.4 percent of high school students report being hit, slapped, or physically hurt on purpose...

Young woman practising lotus position

A simple meditation program helped reduce loneliness in older Americans, according to a recent UCLA study.  

Feeling lonely...

Child  with Asperger's Syndrome

Recently, it was reported that Asperger's syndrome was dropped from the latest edition of the psychiatrist's "bible," the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. according to...

  Southern Tier Youth Football Conference, NY

Pee Wee football has received a lot of attention lately, as parents and other interested parties wonder if this popular past time has a concussion problem.  Football stars Kurt Warner and Tom Brady have raised the issue in recent weeks...

In the 1950s, an uptick in  polio cases created fear among the public. In response, Dr. Jonas Salk and Dr. Albert Sabin developed two different polio vaccines that have pretty much  almost eradicated polio from the world.

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Smoking Kid by Austin King

Tobacco kills nearly six million people each year, including more than 5 million smokers and ex-users and more than 600,000 nonsmokers exposed to second-hand smoke, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).  

Alice Lewis

With the debate on Medicare taking central stage in the Presidential election this year, the  U.S. Department of Commerce reports that there are roughly 40 million people 65 and older in the United States.  This age group accounts...

Bowl of gumdrops

Start swapping  berries and Greek yogurt  for sweets. Too many sweets can damage your memory.

That’s what a new study from UCLA says.  The  new UCLA rat study is the first to show how a diet steadily high in...