Gifts from the three wise men have health, wealth benefits

Marilyn Barbone Gold, frankincense and myrrh in abstract pattern over old paper are the three most famous gifts in history and all of them keep giving in many ways. Have yourself a merry — and healthy — little Christmas. Those three wise men who came bearing gold, frankincense and myrrh were even wiser than you […]

New E. coli outbreak linked to Chipotle hits 3 more states

ROBERT GALBRAITH/REUTERS The development is the latest bad news for Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., which saw its sales plummet after the emergence of the larger E. coli outbreak that has sickened 53 people in nine states. The most recent illness linked to Chipotle among those cases started Nov. 10. NEW YORK — The Centers for […]

200 women join lawsuit against WEN hair care products

Hair today, gone tomorrow. More than 200 women in 40 states have joined a class-action lawsuit against the makers of the hair care line WEN, claiming that the products can cause severe hair damage — including bald spots and rashes, according to a report. The class-action lawsuit against celebrity hairstylist Chaz Dean and direct marketing […]

Sleep apnea: millions have symptoms

Dr. Fred Lin, director of the sleep surgery program at Mount Sinai, says snoring can be a red flag. The Specialist: As the director of the sleep surgery program at Mount Sinai, Dr. Fred Lin treats patients who have complicated cases of sleep apnea that require surgery. Lin works with more than 500 patients a […]

Children of obese men may inherit obesity, study shows

Peter Dazeley/Getty Images More than 79 million adults are obese in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Blame your dad for being fat. Obese men carry sperm with modified genes that can be passed on to their young — predisposing them to trouble with weight gain, according to a study […]

America leads world in prescription painkiller, heroin abuse Drug treatment research and marketing firm Recovery Brands created a map measuring rates of drug treatment cases all over the world using UN numbers. Drug abuse in the U.S. has placed the nation at or near the top of all the wrong lists. America’s pain pill and heroin addiction exceeds that of all other […]