Archive for April, 2013

‘Diabulimia’ is a life-threatening disorder for some teens

How’s this for the perfect diet? No food is off limits and the more you eat the more you lose. Sounds great doesn’t it? For one group of people it works only too well. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Interval workouts can increase endurance, burn more calories

Mimi Jung had been working out regularly, but is changing up her routine for this new goal. Mimi has started High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) to help her increase her speed, endurance, and burn more calories. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

2-year-old girl gets windpipe made from stem cells

A 2-year-old girl born without a windpipe now has a new one grown from her own stem cells, the youngest patient in the world to benefit from the experimental treatment. Hannah Warren has been unable to breathe, eat, drink or swallow on her own. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

FDA will investigate added caffeine in foods

Companies increasingly offer foods with added caffeine for people seeking an energy boost. However, the FDA said that it will investigate the safety of added caffeine and its effects on children and adolescents after the release of a caffeinated gum. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Online poker is back: Legal website launches in NV

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Poker devotees will soon be able to skip the smoky casino and legally gamble their dollars away on the couch — at least in the state of Nevada. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Futures edge lower after S&P strikes new highs

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock futures are edging lower a day after the Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed at an all-time high. Another glimpse into the mind of the all-important American consumer is due early in the day. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Pfizer Q1 profit up, but drugmaker cuts outlook

NEW YORK (AP) — Pfizer Inc. says first-quarter net income rose 53 percent despite generic-drug competition reducing sales. Pfizer benefited from a one-time gain compared with a quarter last year that was weighed down by legal and other charges. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

US Steel posts 1Q loss as costs rise

PITTSBURGH (AP) — US Steel says it lost $73 million in the first quarter because of tough competition and rising prices. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

US employment compensation up 0.3 percent in Q1

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans’ wages increased at a faster rate from January through March than the previous quarter, a trend that helped boost economic growth. But their benefits barely grew. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Aetna 1Q profit slips 4 pct, boosts 2013 forecast

Aetna’s first-quarter net income fell 4 percent as acquisition-related costs and rising health care expenses more than offset government business gains for the health insurer. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites