Drinking Eight Glasses of Water a Day Is Nothing But a Big Fat Myth
Conventional wisdom has long held that eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day are necessary to keep a body healthy and hydrated. But, health experts now say this is a myth and that people should should simply drink when they’re thirsty, instead.
The ‘Transit of Venus’ to Cross in Front of the Sun for Only Time Until 2117 — When Can Yo…
Amateur astronomers may want to dust off their telescopes Tuesday because Venus will pass in front of the sun in an event that NASA says only comes once every hundred years or so.
Man Rides Lawnmower in Traffic, Unsurprisingly Gets DUI
Getting arrested for DUI must be bad enough, but imagine the additional embarrassment of getting busted for drunk driving on a lawnmower. That’s what happened to a 69-year-old man in Wisconsin last Saturday.
Bear Crashes Middle School Graduation Ceremony
A wayward 150-pound black bear caused a major commotion last Thursday when it disrupted a graduation ceremony at a middle school in Bakersfield, CA. Hey, what’s the big deal? Maybe it just wanted a diploma.
What Are the Most Dangerous Cars in America? [PHOTOS]
Given modern engineering, design and manufacturing, most drivers probably assume that new cars are inherently safe. But, according to a study by the nonprofit group Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, that isn’t necessarily the case.
Study Reveals Eating Breakfast May Lower Risk of Diabetes [VIDEO]
As the old saying goes, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but perhaps not for the reasons you think. New research actually shows that people who consistently eat breakfast have a significantly reduced risk of type 2 diabetes.
New Study Suggests Aspirin May Reduce Risk of Skin Cancer [VIDEO]
Those obsessed with tanning, like Patricia Krentcil and the cast of ‘Jersey Shore,’ may have little to fear in terms of skin cancer provided they take an aspirin a day, says a new report published in the health journal Cancer.
This Year’s Mosquito Season Could Be the Worst in Decades [VIDEO]
If you thought mosquitoes were bad last year, brace yourselves.
Are Chicken Jerky Treats from China Making Your Dogs Sick? [VIDEO]
Pet owners be warned. Your dog may love an occasional treat, but a bad batch of chicken jerky manufactured in China has reportedly made scores of dogs sick in recent months.
Wanna Live Longer? Drink Coffee
Coffee drinkers no longer need to fret over health concerns and their beloved beverage, according to a new study by the National Cancer Institute. In fact, feel free to pour an extra cup in the morning because, the study suggests, coffee may actually prolong life.
Should Pizza Be Considered a Vegetable in School Lunches? Politician Says ‘No Way’ [VIDEO]
As a way to help promote healthy eating among children, US Rep. Jared Polis has introduced legislation which would redefine the Department of Agriculture’s classification of pizza as a vegetable in school lunches.
Preventing Death in Cribs — CDC Says Keep Them Empty [VIDEO]
It’s no secret that certain kinds of cribs — especially the drop-side variety — can pose a danger to your children. But a new report by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention says that toys, bumpers and blankets kept in cribs can be hazardous, as well.