Health

More Bicyclists, Fewer Accidents with Cars

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(BOULDER, Colo.) — Although it seems counterintuitive, the more bicyclists that ride on crowded city streets, the less chance they’ll have of colliding with cars. What accounts for this phenomenon known as the “safety in numbers Read More

Good Athletes Are Born in the Fall, Not Made

Fuse/Thinkstock(ESSEX, England) — Parents who want their kids to be star athletes might want to arrange it so that they’re born in the months of October or November. That’s the advice of Dr. Gavin Sandercock of the Center for Sports and Exercise Science Read More

NYC Ban on Sugary Drinks Rejected by Appeals Court

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The New York Court of Appeals refused to reinstate New York City’s ban on large sodas and other sugary drinks on Thursday. The ban went into effect in 2012 and prevented the sale of single-size servings of soda and other Read More

How to Live Past 100, According to Centenarians

Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Want to live to 100? Doctors will tell you to stay active and eat loads of fruits and veggies. But these centenarians have a few extra tricks up their sleeves. Lucienne Clotier of Old Town, Maine, who just turned 105, credits Read More

Eight Weight Loss Myths to Lose Today

Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — When it comes to obesity, we have more to lose than just those extra pounds. We also need to shed our misconceptions. “If we continue to think about obesity prevention and treatment the way we always have, then we’ll Read More

Brain Chip Helps Quadriplegic Move Hand with Mind

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Four years after Ian Burkhart became a quadriplegic during a diving accident, he moved his fingers just by thinking about it. He did it with the help of an experimental device that bypassed his damaged Read More

You Really Are One with Your Cellphone

iStock/Thinkstock(EUGENE, Ore.) — People have more in common with their smartphones than they probably realize but it’s not necessarily something you’d want to text a friend about. Researcher James Meadow at the University of Oregon says phones carry Read More