Health

Study: Dogs Help Owners Maintain A Healthier Heart

(CNN) - The unconditional love of man's best friend might make our hearts happy, but there is another reason dogs are true life-savers. A new study published Friday, found owning a pet especially a dog, helps keep hearts healthy.…

Extreme Heat Making Outdoor Sports Riskier

(CNN) - There's a new report out examining the possibility that climate change could make it more dangerous to play outdoor sports. The report came from the nonprofit science and news organization "Climate Central." It analyzed 239 locations in…

Study: Air Pollution Linked To Increase In Early Death

(CNN) - A new study looks at the link between air quality and cardiovascular and respiratory deaths. For the analysis, researchers looked at nearly 700 cities in two dozen countries and regions from 1986 through 2015. They concluded that…

Study: 'Crazy Cat Lady' Stereotype Isn't A Thing

(CNN) - The crazy cat lady. An enduring entertainment stereotype. Turns out ; it's not a real thing. Sorry to disappoint you dog lovers. The new study from UCLA shows owning lots of cats doesn't mean you're mad, sad,…

Study: Emoji Users Have More Dates

(CNN) - Researchers think emojis might be the answer to a better dating life. A study published in the journal Plos One suggests people who flirt using emojis get more dates. Researchers with Indiana university's Kinsey Institute and Illinois'…

CDC: 1 In 5 U.S. Adults Uses At Least 5 Rx Medications

(CNN) - How many prescription drugs do you take? If it's a lot, you're not alone. A new Centers for Disease Control study shows most adults aged 40 to 79 took at least one prescription drug in the past…

Study: Exposure To Air Pollution Like Smoking Pack A Day

(CNN) - Long-term exposure to air pollution has health effects similar to smoking a pack of cigarettes a day for many years. That's according to research published in the the medical journal Jama Tuesday. The study spanned ten years…

Study: Blood Pressure Treatment Could Slow Brain Damage

(CNN) - A study funded by the National Institutes of Health indicates that intensive blood-pressure control could slow the progression of age-related brain damage. The nationwide study analyzed MRI brain scans of hundreds of people who took part in…

Hm: Health Benefits Of Blueberries

(CNN) - Recent studies in the journals of Gerontology focused on the health benefits of a favorite fruit... Blueberries. Improvements in cognitive and cardiovascular function have both been attributed to the small fruit. Researchers found that blueberries can help…

Backpack Safety For the Spine

School is officially back in session and your kids may start bringing home textbooks, if they haven't already. Marlena Mumma talked with Dr. Jay Brodwyn for tips on how to carry some of…