Carbs more harmful than saturated fats: study
Long-derided saturated fats -- associated with an array of health problems such as heart disease -- caught a break Friday when research revealed their intake could be doubled or even nearly tripled without driving up their level in a person's blood.
Should women be offered paid menstrual leave?
For many women, "that special time of the month" -- their menstrual period -- brings such pain and discomfort, they simply stay home from work. But what if women were allowed to take one to two days off each month for menstrual leave, separate from their sick leave, without worrying about losing their jobs?
New weight loss pill 'like an imaginary meal'
Dieting might become easier, as scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have developed a pill that tricks the body into thinking it has consumed a large meal, igniting the fat burning process and cutting the appetite.
2014 health trend: all rise for the standing desk
Standing desks have been getting increasing attention over the past few years, thanks to research supporting the theory that sitting for long periods of time during the day could be detrimental to our health.
Patient, doctor hail little-known back pain blocker
A Toronto doctor says an underused spinal implant could hold the key to relieving chronic back pain for many who suffer from the potentially debilitating condition.
Flu deaths on rise in the U.S., reach 'epidemic threshold'
Flu season is hitting hard across North America, with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declaring this week that the proportion of deaths attributed to the flu and pneumonia have reached an 'epidemic threshold.'