December 22, 2011
How to Survive the Holiday Eating Season
Lots of folks don't think
about what they eat over the holiday season until January, when
they stare sadly at the number on the scale and then trudge off to
hit the gym, join Weight Watchers or pick up the latest fad diet
Hearing Devices More Apt to Fail in Children Who Had
For children who have an
implanted cochlear device, rates for replacement due to device
failure are low. However, children who have hearing loss caused by
bacterial meningitis before a device was implanted appear to be at
increased risk for it to fail, a new study finds.
Does Your Teen Constantly Challenge You?
Does your teen often
disagree with your views -- and let you know exactly why he or she
knows you're wrong? Is your teen able to make well-reasoned, albeit
annoying, arguments for being able to stay out later, or not
cleaning the bedroom?
Frankincense Production May Be Doomed
Researchers warn that the
trees that produce frankincense are being lost at such a high rate
that production of the fragrant resin could fall by half over the
next 15 years.
As Obesity Rises, More Suffer From Acid Reflux
As the obesity epidemic
spreads around the world more people are suffering from acid
reflux, likely increasing the number of those who will develop
esophageal cancer, a new study suggests.
Chorus Gives Voice to Those With Alzheimer's
Late December wouldn't be
the same without the uplifting sound of holiday choirs, but there's
a unique chorus in New York City, called "The Unforgettables,"
that's bringing new harmony to singers and audiences alike.
Journal Retracts Faulty Chronic Fatigue Study
Laying rest to a
long-simmering controversy, editors at the journal
Science have retracted a paper that pinpointed a specific
virus as the likely cause of chronic fatigue syndrome.