Teen Weight Loss

  A  low-key, long term approach to teen weight loss produced modest benefits in a clinical trial, Australian researchers report, though a version of the program that added texts and emails didn’t help kids slim down any further. The study, by Binh Nguyen at the University of Sydney and colleagues,...

A Study Lists Chemicals Linked To Breast Cancer

Certain chemicals that are common in everyday life have been shown to cause breast cancer in lab rats and are likely to do the same in women, US researchers said. The paper in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Health Perspectives lists 17 chemicals to avoid and offers women advice on how to minimize their...

Heart Attack

Heart attacks are usually most common on weekdays and mornings, especially Mondays, but new data analysis shows that pattern reversed in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. “The fact that it’s such a polar opposite shift is really surprising,” lead author Dr. Matthew Peters of Tulane University...