Health

Mosquitoes Spreading Viral Disease in US

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — More cases of a viral disease that can cause joint pain is spreading in the United States via mosquitoes. The disease is said to have started in Africa, then spread to Asia, Southern Europe, and the Caribbean.   ABC Chief Health Read More

Cancer Survivor Runs from Florida to Maine in 68 Days

iStock/Thinkstock(PORTLAND, Maine) — Helene Neville won’t let four bouts of cancer slow her down. The 53-year-old grandma just finished the third leg of her 10,000-mile run around the perimeter of the lower continental 48 states. “I love that you never Read More

Registered Nurses Getting Sick of the Stress

iStock/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) — Nursing certainly has its rewards but it’s also a very demanding job. Just ask any registered nurse. That’s just what the Vicki Milazzo Institute did in a survey called “Are You Way Too Stressed Out?” VMI, which Read More

Languages Filled with More Positive than Negative Words

iStock/Thinktock(BURLINGTON, Vt.) — As much as we complain about everything under the sun, the people of the world may actually be more optimistic than we give ourselves credit for. At least a University of Vermont study on human languages suggests that. Lead author Read More

Thinking Is a Real Pain for Some

iStock/Thinkstock(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) — Here’s something to think about: many of us don’t like to spend time thinking. That’s the conclusion of a new University of Virginia study, which revealed that a lot of folks would prefer to be a given a Read More

Americans Have a Hard Time Identifying Stinging Insects

Photodisc/Thinkstock(JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md.) — Raise your hand if you were ever stung by a flying insect. A lot of people can admit to that but as a new study shows, many aren’t able to identify just what kind of bug stung them. Scientists at the Malcolm Grow Read More

Does Twitter Wreck Relationships?

iStock/Thinkstock(COLUMBIA, Mo.) — Social media is intended to bring people in the virtual world closer together but for some reason, it’s creating havoc with real life relationships. University of Missouri doctoral researcher Russell Clayton studied what Read More

Runaway Bounce Houses Show Dangers of Inflatables

iStock/Thinkstock(SPARKS, Nev.) — An runaway inflatable slide injured three people during an Independence Day celebration in Sparks, Nev., after wind pulled the slide from its tethers just as the final safety checks were being conducted. The slide — which Read More

Headbangers At Risk for Brain Injury, Study Says

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Heavy metal aficionados may want to reconsider headbanging at their next concert. A new study from German scientists found that headbanging can cause injury to individuals’ brains, with the potential for bleeding. Doctor said Read More