February 12, 2010
Mexican-Americans Most Active in U.S.
Mexican-Americans are tops in meeting national health goals for physical activity, says a new study that challenges previous research that found whites are the most likely to be physically active.
Wedding Band Makes Jealousy a Bigger Threat
Jealousy can dampen romance and damage sexual intimacy, especially if it occurs within a marriage, says new research that serves as a caution for couples as Valentine's Day approaches.
57 Million Americans Sickened by H1N1 Flu: CDC
With the H1N1 swine flu pandemic apparently winding down, federal health officials said Friday that about 57 million Americans have suffered through the illness since last April, and the total could range as high as 84 million.
Want to Find Love? Be Giving
Looking for someone to celebrate next Valentine's Day with? New research suggests you'll gain extra points with prospective mates if you give of yourself to others in activities like volunteering.
Pro Athletes' Brains React at Olympic Speed
If competitors at the winter Olympic Games opening in Canada Friday seem more on the ball than their sedentary peers, they probably are. Heightened brain activity enables elite athletes to see and react to their opponents' moves faster than less skilled players, a new study finds.
Too Much Mercury in Canned Tuna -- Or Is There?
A report last week that more than half of samples of brand-name canned tuna contained more mercury than deemed safe by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) raised concern among tuna lovers everywhere.
Health Tip: Prevent a Raspy Voice
If your voice gets hoarse when you overuse it or when you have a cold, the Center for Voice at Northwestern University suggests how you can treat a croaky voice or prevent its recurrence: