Report compares health of almost every county in nation03/17/2016 04:00Morris County is the second-healthiest county in New Jersey, according to the seventh annual County Health Rankings released Wednesday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. According to a press release from countyhealthrankings.org, the survey provides a snapshot comparing the overall health of almost every county in the nation demonstrating that where we live influences how well and how long we live...
Quitting cold turkey is the best way to stop smoking, study finds03/16/2016 04:00People who quit smoking all at once are more likely to be successful than those who cut down on cigarettes gradually, according to a new study. People in the gradual quitting group reduced smoking habits by 75 percent over the span of two weeks leading up to an agreed quit date.But, a new study has today quashed that theory, instead offering evidence that suggests the best way to give up is to go cold turkey...
Health officials confirm first case of Zika in West Virginia03/16/2016 04:00Officials on Friday confirmed the first Zika virus infection involving a Forsyth County resident.Experts think most people infected with Zika virus don't get sick.Philippine health officials have advised pregnant women to consider deferring nonessential travel to Zika-hit countries and worked to raise public awareness on how to fight infections, including by using insect repellents and wearing protective clothing...
Time to spring to action: Daylight saving time in most of US03/15/2016 04:00Proponents feel that this saves energy because in the spring and summer months more people may be outside in the evening and not using energy at home.In 2007, another law was passed extending daylight saving time to where we are today.To ensure you are not sleep-deprived before the change, he also advises seven to eight hours of good quality sleep each night...
Gaza boy killed in Israeli strike after rocket fire03/14/2016 04:00Palestinian Hamas militants take part in a parade to mark the 11th anniversary of the Israeli assassination of Hamas spiritual leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin in Gaza city, on March 22, 2015.According to media reports, the Israeli warplanes were targeting training caps of Palestine's Hamas movement, after several rockets were launched from the Gaza Strop into Israel on Friday...