We all know that sneezing spreads cold viruses. But it turns out that sneezes actually do some good — for the sneezer.The sneeze is the body's first line of defense against alien invaders such as viruses and bacteria.
During a recent trip across the country, I got a severe cold that took me out of work for a week. My 85-year-old mother, on the other hand, remained healthy. I might have figured that, at her age, my mother was more fragile and therefore more susceptible to getting sick.
Both supporters and opponents of the health overhaul law routinely refer to the requirement that most people get health insurance or pay a penalty as the measure's "linchpin."But is it?Not everyone thinks so."
If you think those shopper loyalty cards weighing down your wallet or key chain are only good for special discounts, you've overlooked a completely different sort of potential benefit.Those colorful bits of bar-coded plastic also give stores a way to track your purchases that can help federal invest
In 2002, New York City banned smoking in bars and restaurants. Yesterday, reports the AP, the City Council took it outside and extended the ban to include parks, beaches and pedestrian plazas.That means that soon Central Park and Times Square will be smoke-free zones.
Florida is the epicenter of a prescription drug abuse epidemic. Each day in communities from Jacksonville to Fort Lauderdale, thousands of doses of powerful narcotics like oxycodone are dispensed in pain clinics — storefront operations also called "pill mills."