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(ITHACA, N.Y.) -- You don’t necessarily have to be brought up spoiled to have a sense of entitlement. Instead, all it might take is skipping a meal.After a series of experiments, Cornell University and Dartmouth College researchers say that workers on empty stomachs tend to think they're owed certain privileges than those who’ve satisfi...
Posted 2014-07-30 06:24:35
(SYDNEY) -- Say, with a voice like that, you ought to be on the radio. If you’ve been told that, you can thank certain vocal cord vibration patterns that set you apart from people with ordinary voices.Speech pathologists at the University of Sydney Voice Research Laboratory say until now, scientists haven’t been able to figure out what ...
Posted 2014-07-30 06:18:17
(DETROIT) -- Organ transplant surgeons usually deal in life-and-death situations. With so much riding on the outcome of their work, it’s no wonder that so many of these doctors are experiencing burnout, according to a study led by the Henry Ford Transplant Institute.In the survey of 218 transplant surgeons, 40 percent reported feeling emotion...
(TRENTON, N.J.) -- The New Jersey State Health Department says 25 New Jersey residents have tested positive for the Chikungunya virus, which can be brought back to the United States by travelers from the Caribbean. The first two cases in the U.S. were reported last week in Florida. The infection is rarely fatal but it can cause severe joint pain, h...
(NEW YORK) -- A new study finds a little bit of activity goes a long way in promoting good health. From weekend joggers to serious sprinters, a study from the University of lowa determined that even moderate running can profoundly reduce your risk of heart attacks and strokes. The researchers found similar benefits from running as little five to 10...
(NEW YORK) -- The Surgeon General is calling skin cancer a "major public health problem" and says tanning is a direct cause.A report from the office of Surgeon General Boris Lushniak says unlike other forms of cancer in the United States, the rate of skin cancer is on the rise, with 5 million people getting treated each year. About 63,000 people ar...
(NEW YORK) -- When it comes to exercise, even a little can go a long way. A slew of new studies suggest that working out for just a few minutes -- seconds, even -- can be beneficial to your health. Read on to find out how any amount of exercise is completely worthwhile. The amount you should do just depends on your goals.6 Seconds:  For senior...
(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) -- Florida health officials are warning beachgoers about a seawater bacterium that can invade cuts and scrapes to cause flesh-eating disease. Vibrio vulnificus -- a cousin of the bacterium that causes Cholera -- thrives in warm saltwater, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If ingested, it can cause...
Posted 2014-07-29 05:10:30
(MADISON, Wis.) -- It’s a sign of the times: when people have good news that’s happened to themselves or others, they’ll more often share it on social media sites such as Facebook or Twitter to reach the biggest possible audience in the least amount of time.Researchers at the University of Wisconsin, Madison arrived at that findin...
(TORONTO) -- Careful soul mates, you're probably deluding yourselves.Although people who believe they’ve found the perfect mate who “completes” them, University of Toronto researchers say those in love are often surprised when things don’t work out as planned.Essentially, it’s those couples who understand that a relati...
(PROVIDENCE, R.I.) -- Are you the kind of person who gets a kick out of the things you choose solely on your own, such as movies, restaurants, clothes, car, etc., while ignoring what others might like?While some might have an unflattering name for that, neurologists at Brown University are willing to cut you some slack.They call the high you get fr...
(BUFFALO, N.Y.) -- Aside from the health risks associated with obesity, those who are grossly overweight are also at a disadvantage at the workplace, according to a joint University of Buffalo-Virginia Tech study.The researchers had about three dozen people perform a series of tasks that involved hand gripping, elevating the shoulders and an exerci...
(CHICAGO) -- Why won’t kids eat their vegetables? Other than “What happens when we die?,” it’s the question that has frustrated mankind more than any other.Researchers from Northwestern University didn’t set out to find out why children are so resistant to eating beans, broccoli and other veggies. Rather, their mission...
(ATLANTA) -- The world’s deadliest Ebola outbreak continues to spread in the West African nations of Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea and possibly one other.At least 1,093 people have contracted the deadly virus and 672 people have died, according to the latest numbers from the World Health Organization.Two American aid workers are among the ...
(SENECA, S.C.) -- A South Carolina man who says he's been struck by lightning ten times compares the feeling to being zapped inside a microwave. "When it hits you, it's like being hit by a freight train. It knocks you out, knocks you down," Melvin Roberts of Seneca, South Carolina, told ABC News Monday. "You can tell what's around, you just don't...
(NEW YORK) -- Doctors battling Ebola in Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia say a mistrust of Western medicine is hampering efforts to contain the outbreak.At least 1,201 people having contracted the virus and 672 people have died in what health officials are calling the worst Ebola outbreak in history. Dr. Michel Van Herp of the medical charity Doct...
(NEW YORK) -- Fist bumps may be the safest greeting during cold and flu season: a new study shows the popular fist bump spreads fewer germs than shaking hands. Research conducted in Wales found that fist bumps spread only 5% the amount of bacteria that shaking hands does, and high fives pass along about 50% the germs handshakes do. Results of the s...
(NEW YORK) -- Women taking daily doses of aspirin may be increasing their risk of suffering a heart attack. A new study reports that nearly 23% of women carry a gene that -- when combined with aspirin -- makes them twice as likely to suffer a heart attack. According to ABC's Chief Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser, "There may be genetic ...
(SAN DIEGO) -- Now, more than ever, the world could use a superhero. In November, the city of San Francisco got one. His name is Miles Scott and he had yet to start kindergarten. Thanks to the Make-a-Wish Foundation and the participation of thousands of enthusiastic locals, 5-year-old Miles, who had recently completed chemotherapy treatment for leu...
(NEW YORK) -- Equinox, the upscale gym chain, is acquiring another trendy fitness company to add to its growing exercise empire.Equinox, based in New York, already operates 73 clubs in cities that include New York, Miami, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and London. The company announced that it is acquiring six Sports Club/LA and Reebok Sports ...
(WASHINGTON) -- The largest-known outbreak of the Ebola virus is currently underway but because so many questions remain about the true source of the disease, it is difficult to understand the timeline of the deadly infection. There are five different strains of the disease, four of which can spread to humans while the fifth only affects primates. ...
(INDIANAPOLIS) -- College is a time for experimentation as has been well documented, but unfortunately, it often involves underage drinking and illegal drug use. While most who attend an institution of higher learning are intelligent enough to understand the risks involved, it seems that athletes are more cognizant about the dangers of alcohol and ...
(TRIESTE, Italy) -- The hormone estrogen contained in birth control pills seems to have a curious, albeit, pretty harmless side-effect.Researcher Valentina Piccoli of the University of Trieste in Italy says a small study she undertook with 42 women who used birth control suggests that the quantity of estrogen in the contraceptive may affect the way...
(MAINZ, Germany) -- There's nothing like "maxing and relaxing" after a hard day of work. For many, that involves plopping down in front of a TV or computer screen.However, there's a dark side to these seemingly harmless leisure activities, according to researchers at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany and the VU University Amsterda...
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