We have all heard references to people being a "left-brained" or "right-brained" thinker. But researchers from the University of Utah say their latest research shows this is a myth. Previous studies over the years have suggested that we use one half of our brain more often than the other, playing a part in the type of personality we have.
Source: PLOS One
A study from Harvard Medical School researchers shows that the risk of having a heart attack is significantly higher following an outburst of anger — the more intense the outburst, the higher the risk.
Source: Harvard Medical School
The nation's top food and beverage companies reminded the government that they are part of the solution—and not the cause—of American's obesity problem. Fulfilling a commitment made three years ago, 16 companies including brand owners such as Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Nestle USA, Kellogg, General Mills, and Kraft Foods announced that they had reached their goal of taking 1.5 trillion calories out of the marketplace, three years ahead of schedule.
Source: Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation
Recent cases in both state appeals and federal trial courts around Michigan over life-threatening food allergies have drawn both attention and criticism over how schools deal with the condition. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control show that 4 percent of school-age children in America have a food allergy, and the number of children with food allergies increased by 18 percent between 1997 and 2007.
Source: National Center for Health Statistics
Children who drink soda tend to score slightly higher on scales that measure aggressive behavior than kids who don't drink the carbonated beverages, according to a new study. The study's lead author cautioned, however, that the increase may not be noticeable for individual children and the researchers can't prove soda caused the bad behaviors.
Source: Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health