On Monday, the Vatican declared a boy's recovery from a flesh-eating bacterium a miracle, brought about by Kateri Tekakwitha, a Native American woman who lived 350 years ago and was beatified by the church. The declaration means she is likely to become the first Native American saint.
During the first full week that generic Lipitor was available, the brand-name version accounted for less than half of the prescriptions for the cholesterol drug. Generics claimed 59 percent of the market. Savings on the popular drug are just getting rolling.
Two people died in Louisiana after using neti pots to rinse their sinuses. State health officials warn that tap water, implicated in both fatalities isn't safe for noses. The two people died from rare infections with brain-eating amoebas.
When winter arrives, many of us want to eat more. Some experts say it's a vestige of biology: the drive to hoard calories like chipmunks. Others say it's because we have more opportunities to eat — parties, holiday gatherings and other events of the season.
It seems like the minute the weather turns colder, we crave more to eat. But why? Some experts say it's vestiges of biology — chipmunk behavior nudging us to eat more. Others say it's opportunity — more parties because there are more holidays.
About half of African-American women in the U.S. are obese, compared to 30 percent of white women. Black women not only carry more weight, but they start piling on extra pounds years before their white counterparts. Around age 8 or 9, girls become less active, and the decline is steepest for black girls.
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