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Serious Respiratory Virus Hits 10 States

There is a relatively unknown virus that is becoming more and more prevalent lately. It is technically known as EDB68. It generally attacks children and can be quite deadly. The disease begins with common cold symptoms and a fever which can progress rapidly to a child having trouble breathing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) strongly suggests that if a child has cold symptoms and trouble breathing and has a fever over 101 ...

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Vaccinations - Yes or No?

Parents in California are deciding against vaccinations of their children at twice the rate they did seven years ago. The rate of unvaccinated children in California is up 8%.  In fact, the number of vaccination exemptions has increased throughout the nation. Parents can get an exemption from required immunizations if they are against their personal beliefs - there are also medical exemptions.   Vaccinations are now available for chicken pox, measles, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, mumps ...

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Hello Kitty's Big Secret Revealed

It's a sad day for Hello Kitty fans - the twittersphere is a buzz with the news and everyone is talking about it. Here you go: Hello Kitty is not a cat. How can that be? Whiskers, kitty-like ears and her name is Hello KITTY - hello people! Seriously?! How did this shocking revelation come out? Christine R Yano, an anthropologist from the University of Hawaii, who has been studying Hello Kitty for years (and still ...

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Brooke Burke Takes the ALS Ice Challenge

Brooke Burke and Antonio Sabato, Jr were the next in line to take on the ALS Ice Challenge. Their daughters were there at Access Hollywood to dump the freezing water on their parents' heads. Seeit here and check out who they both nominated for the challenge.

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Robin Williams Found Dead at 63

Shockingly sad news today. Oscar winning actor Actor Robin Williams was found dead at his home today according to the Marin County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff's investigators believe his death to be a suicide."Robin Williams passed away this morning," his rep confirmed. "He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time." Williams ...

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Simple Tip For Losing Weight

The tortoise may come in first after all. A recent review of 22 well-designed studies shows that slow eaters seem to be able to keep their weight down better than their counterparts.  We are all aware of the obvious forms of weight control such as healthy low calorie food choices, but eating slowly has not been high on our lists. It takes about 20 minutes for your brain to let your stomach know that you ...

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Ebola Has Arrived

Ebola has come to the U.S. Two health care workers have been flown into Atlanta, Georgia to a specially equipped hospital that is taking every possible precaution for the safety of everyone caring for the patients. They are both being treated with a new, experimental drug that has only been tested on animals, not humans. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) initiated an experimental approach ...

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How Much TV is Your Child Watching?

It will not come as a surprise to any of us, but according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,nearly all (98.5%) youth aged 12-15 reported watching TV daily. Ninety-one % used computers daily. Excessive screen-time behaviors, such as using a computer and watching TV for more than 2 hours has been linked to high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, and obesity among children. In 2012, one-quarter (25%) of boys and less ...

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What is Ebola?

You probably have been hearing about Ebola in the news - and let me tell you, it's a scary disease. It is called Ebola and it is one of the most virulent and dangerous viruses on the planet. The recent outbreak is the worst one on record.  Ebola is a hemorrhagic disease which has a high death rate..usually around 90%, but so far a bit less.  Just to give you an idea of how ...

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