Health

Health Older Americans are early winners under health law Older Americans are early winners under health law
For many older Americans who lost jobs during the recession, the quest for health care has been one obstacle after another. These luckless people, most in their 50s and 60s, have emerged this month as early winners under the nation's new health insurance system.
Health More talking to babies helps develop their brains More talking to babies helps develop their brains
Using videos that claim to teach toddlers, or flash cards for tots, may not be the best idea. Simply talking to babies is key to building crucial language and vocabulary skills - but sooner is better, and long sentences are good.
Health Blood clot risk lasts for 12 weeks after pregnancy Blood clot risk lasts for 12 weeks after pregnancy
Women have a higher risk of blood clots that can cause strokes, heart attacks and other problems for 12 weeks after childbirth - twice as long as doctors have thought, new research finds.
Health How many calories does sex burn? How many calories does sex burn?
Here are a few popular Valentine’s Day treats and how much sex (or walking) it would take to burn them off (in minutes). You just might be surprised by the amount you would need to do.
Health Stroke risk tied to cold, humidity, weather swings Stroke risk tied to cold, humidity, weather swings
There may be a link between weather and the risk of suffering a stroke, say researchers who analyzed climate trends and hospital records on millions of Americans.
Health FDA wants more info on female sex pill FDA wants more info on female sex pill
A drugmaker working to develop a pill to boost sexual desire in women says regulators are demanding more studies on the experimental drug.
Health FDA reconsiders heart safety of common pain pills FDA reconsiders heart safety of common pain pills
Federal health experts are taking a second look this week at the heart safety of pain medications used by millions of Americans to treat arthritis and other everyday aches and pains.
Health FDA launching anti-smoking campaign aimed at teens FDA launching anti-smoking campaign aimed at teens
The Food and Drug Administration is using ads depicting wrinkled skin on youthful faces and teenagers paying for cigarettes with their teeth in a campaign to show the nation's young people the costs associated with smoking.
Health Exercise trends: explanations, benefits and consequences: part 2 Exercise trends: explanations, benefits and consequences: part 2
This is the second part of a two-part series on Google’s most searched exercises. The three I discuss here are “Ab Workouts,” “7-Minute Workout” and “Kettlebell Workouts.” Previously, I explained the “Insanity Workout” and “CrossFit.”