Boys More Likely to be Born Premature, Girls Develop Faster in the Womb
Boys are 14 percent more likely to be born premature than girls, and they are more susceptible to disease and experience disabilities, according to six global studies on newborns to be published Friday in the journal Pediatric Research. Common disabilities include learning disorders and cerebral palsy.
Only 3 Percent of Kids Fast Food Meals are Healthy
It's no secret that the food on offer today at most fast food joints are unhealthy and spurs the obesity epidemic, particularly among children. Now new research looked at all the possible combinations of main dishes, sides and drinks - for a total of 5,427 possible meals and found that only 33 were considered healthy.
Text Less for a Healthier Relationship, Researchers Suggest
If your partner texts you frequently throughout the day, that does not necessarily mean there is strong and effective communication in your relationship.
Vitamin D Supplements Ineffective in Osteoporosis Protection
The use of vitamin D supplements has previously been thought to help improve bone strength and was particularly popular among women who aimed to keep osteoporosis at bay. However, a new study says there are no benefits to warrant the connection between the two.
Have Researcher Reached a 'Turning Point' in Finding a Cure for Alzheimer's Disease?
A medical breakthrough by British scientists has been hailed as a "turning point" in the fight against Alzheimer's disease.
USDA Plans to Shut Down Foster Farms Following Salmonella Outbreak
The US Agriculture Department is threatening to close down three poultry processing facilities in California linked to a salmonella outbreak which left 278 people sick across the nation.
Study: 9 Pct of U.S. Teens Admit to Forcing Partner into Sex
In a disturbing new study, nearly one in 10 of the 14- to 21-year-olds surveyed reported coercing or forcing an unwilling partner into a sexual act, researchers found.
The Effect LeBron James Has on Children's Eating Habits
Basketball star LeBron James made$20 million more through endorsement deals, than his own $13 million annual salary playing for the NBA Miami Heat in 2012 alone. That may be great for his wallet, but not so great for the children who watched his commercials, a new study said.
How to Lose Weight With Instagram, Pinterest?
Fad diets come and go with varying degrees of success. Now, researchers say the best way to lose weight may actually be via the popular social media tools such as Instagram and Pinterest.
Why Eye Contact is Not All That It's Cracked up to Be
Eye contact during a conversation has long been viewed as a sign of confidence and a tool to use during persuasion. However, a new study has found that the opposite is more effective in ensuring your point gets received by the other party.
Climate Scientist Calls IPCC Dysfunctional, Deserving to Be Shut Down
Has the weather around the climate change advocates become so cloudy, no one can see a foot ahead? Well, at least, one climate scientist so believes.
SpaceX Launches Unnamed Falcon 9 Rocket
SpaceX has successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket from the leased launch pad at Vandenberg Air Force Station, in California, Friday noon.
UN Climate Change Report: Governments Should Act Now
The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change met this week to discuss the latest on climate change and issued a report, adding that it should serve as a "wake-up call" to governments and society about the role of humans play in increasing global warming.
Scientists Develop Technology for Star War-like Lightsaber
Reality, it seems, is catching up to fiction. This time, however, it appears, quite by accident. Not just any accident, it's worth mentioning. Accidents of the sort that only happen when smart people are paid to do nothing else but think and experiment.