Fitness & Wellbeing
  • What if you could soothe a sore throat or a headache with the snip of a scissors? Plant some herbs indoors now, before fall sets in, and you could have a winter's worth of folksy remedies.

    This August 24, 2012 photo provided by Jennifer Forker shows a medicinal indoor herb garden with healthful herbs for growing during winter months, from left, lemon balm, French thyme, and sage in Arvada, C.O.
    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 9:30 PM EST
  • NEW YORK, Aug 20 (Reuters Health) - If gaps in insurance coverage dramatically reduce the number of male babies being circumcised in the United States, related health costs could soar by several billion dollars, a new study suggests.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 23, 2012, 9:02 AM EDT
  • People who keep their teeth and gums healthy with regular brushing may have a lower risk of developing dementia later in life, according to a new study.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 23, 2012, 6:05 AM EDT
  • Firefighters work to decontaminate items from a campus ministry at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, N.H., Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009. New Hampshire's state public health director Dr. Jose Montero said a woman from the state contracted a case of gastrointestinal anthrax and is in critical condition.

    LONDON (Reuters) - A British drug user has died from anthrax, health authorities said on Friday, triggering concerns a European outbreak of the rare infection among people who inject heroin may be worsening.

    The user was possibly infected by contaminated heroin and there were at least seven other similar cases across Europe, the Health Protection Agency (HPA) said in a statement.

    "It's likely that further cases ... will be identified as part of the ongoing outbreak in EU countries," said the HPA's Dilys Morgan.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 22, 2012, 4:02 PM EDT