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Coffee Can Be Beneficial For Women

Updated: 02/17/2009 - Start your day with a cup of joe? According to a nurses' health study, at least two cups of coffee a day can lower the risk for stroke among healthy women.

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Cholesterol Study

Posted: 02/17/2009 - Despite the rise in childhood obesity, a study finds very few teenagers qualify for medications that lower cholesterol, known as statins.

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Flu Widespread In N.C.

Posted: 02/17/2009 - Health officials say the most serious type of the flu is resistant to Tamiflu.

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Breast MRI Versus Mammogram

Posted: 02/16/2009 - While breast MRI can find cancers that mammograms miss, researchers are not ready to name the test the new "gold standard" for breast cancer detection.

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Moms Offer Sober Reality Check On Multiple Births

Posted: 02/14/2009 - Nadya Suleman's daunting future of raising octuplets into adulthood may best be understood by the exhausted but proud parents of other multiples and the researchers who study them.

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First-Time Mothers At Greater Risk For Psychosis After Birth

Posted: 02/12/2009 - We've all heard of women who get the baby blues and even post-partum depression after giving birth. Now a new study finds first-time mothers are at greater risk of psychosis within the first 30 days of their baby's life.

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Obese Birth Defects

Posted: 02/11/2009 - Women who are obese when they get pregnant may be putting their baby's health at risk.

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Child Dies From Flu Complications

Posted: 02/11/2009 - The state's Department of Heath and Human Services said the child had not received a flu vaccine this season.

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Substance Abuse Shift

Posted: 02/10/2009 - A federal agency says more North Carolina residents are seeking treatment for abuse of drugs such as cocaine and prescription painkillers, which is a shift from a focus on alcohol.

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The Truth About Vitamins; Do They Really Help?

Posted: 02/10/2009 - Americans spend more than 20 billion dollars each year on vitamin supplements, but new research suggests they might not be lowering their risk for disease.

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Long Term Effects Of Smoking Marijuana

Posted: 02/09/2009 - While not much is known about the long-term effects of smoking marijuana, a new study suggests it could significantly increase a man's risk for testicular cancer.

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What Is That Smell?!

Posted: 02/08/2009 - It took three years, but New York City officials have sniffed out the source of a mysterious "maple syrup" smell.

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Identifying Trans Fats

Posted: 02/07/2009 - Most of us know by now that trans fats are bad for our health, but far fewer can correctly name foods typically high in trans fat.

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