February 17, 2010
More Young Women Driving Drunk
Although men make up the vast majority of drunken drivers in the United States, more young women are driving drunk and getting into fatal car accidents than ever before, a new study reports.
Happiness Protects Your Heart
People who are enthusiastic and content are less likely to develop heart disease than less happy people, researchers from Columbia University report.
Bilingualism Might Begin in the Womb
The sound of two languages spoken regularly during pregnancy might encourage babies to tune in to both tongues soon after birth, a new study finds.
Health Tip: Things That May Cause Hiccups
A hiccup occurs when the diaphragm, a muscle below the lungs, moves involuntarily. This spasm causes the vocal cords to close rapidly, triggering the hiccup sound. Generally, hiccups go away after a few minutes.
Health Tip: Getting a Fetal Ultrasound
Ultrasound uses sound waves to create images of the body's internal tissues and organs. The diagnostic may be prescribed for a pregnant woman to examine the growing fetus inside her womb.