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  • Abortion Services Vary Widely Across the U.S.
    Posted on March 16, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    The report from The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine found that while legal abortions in the United States are considered safe, many states have rules that limit a woman's access to a safe and effective abortion. […]

  • Study Debunks Link Between Tamiflu & Teen Suicide
    Posted on March 16, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    Since 2006, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has required a warning on Tamiflu packaging that it may cause hallucinations and delirium in young patients and make them more apt to hurt themselves or take their own lives. […]

  • Kratom-Linked Salmonella Outbreak Expands: CDC
    Posted on March 16, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    Since March 2, three more strains of salmonella involved in the outbreak have been identified, and 47 more cases of salmonella infection and eight more states have been added. […]

  • 'March Madness' a Peak Time for Vasectomies
    Posted on March 16, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    In fact, an athenahealth study found that urologists in its network did 30 percent more vasectomies during the first week of March Madness in 2016 than in an average week during the rest of the year. […]

  • Recycled Toilet Water Aces Its Taste Test
    Posted on March 16, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    Although research has shown that recycled wastewater is safe, people are often repulsed about things such as taste. […]

  • Can You Be Obese But Heart-Healthy? Study Says No
    Posted on March 16, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    In the study, the researchers found that people with a BMI between 22 and 23 had the lowest risk of heart disease. […]

  • Coffee May Have Bigger Effect on You Than Thought
    Posted on March 15, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    The possible benefits include lower risks of Parkinson's disease, diabetes, multiple sclerosis and certain cancers. […]

  • Dirty Air May Harm Blacks More Than Whites
    Posted on March 15, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    Researchers found that blacks living in areas where this type of pollution is high have a 45 percent higher risk of heart disease and death from any cause than whites, even after taking into account other common risk factors. […]

  • FDA Considers Lowering Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes
    Posted on March 15, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    Tobacco use -- mainly cigarette smoking -- kills more than 480,000 Americans a year and costs nearly $300 billion a year in direct health care and lost productivity, the FDA noted. […]

  • More Kids, Fewer Teeth for Moms?
    Posted on March 15, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    Mothers of three had an average of four fewer teeth than moms with just two children, according to the team of European researc […]

  • Hearing Loss Joins Long List of Smoking Harms
    Posted on March 15, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    After accounting for work-related noise exposure and other hearing loss risk factors, the investigators found that  smokers were 1.2 to 1.6 times more likely to suffer hearing loss than people who never smoked. […]

  • Birth Defects Affect 7 Percent of Zika-Exposed Babies: Study
    Posted on March 15, 2018 at 12:15 am

    About 7 percent of Zika-infected women in French territories of the Caribbean delivered babies that suffered from birth defects of the brain and eyes, researchers report. […]

  • Fit Middle-Aged Women May Fend Off Dementia Later
    Posted on March 14, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    New research finds that being physically fit around age 50 lowers a woman's risk of developing memory-robbing dementia by almost 90 percent. […]

  • Q&A: What Should We Be Doing About the Opioid Crisis?
    Posted on March 14, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    Kennedy has also tried to draw the connection between addiction and mental health. While in the U.S. House of Representatives, Kennedy sponsored legislation that requires insurance companies to treat mental illness, depression and addiction the same as they treat illnesses of the body. The bill, known as the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, was signed into law in 2008. […]

  • Q&A: What Are We Doing About the Opioid Crisis?
    Posted on March 14, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    Scientists at the NIH, the nation’s chief medical research agency, are working on solutions for addressing the public health crisis by investigating new and better ways to prevent opioid abuse, to treat opioid use disorders and to manage pain. […]

  • Weight-Loss Surgery Beats Meds for Obese Teens
    Posted on March 14, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    This is important information because more than 5,000 Americans under age 20 are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes every year. […]

  • Physicist Stephen Hawking Dies
    Posted on March 14, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    Stephen Hawking, a visionary physicist who overcame a debilitating disease, died Wednesday at the age of 76. […]

  • Opioids: A Crisis Decades In the Making
    Posted on March 14, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    A simple letter to the editor in 1980 opened the way for America's opioid crisis. […]

  • Opioid Addiction: Getting Robbed While Getting Help
    Posted on March 14, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    Trying to overcome drug addiction is difficult enough, but America's opioid epidemic has led to an explosion in treatment centers and clinics that might have dubious practices. […]

  • Beyond Opioids: The Future of Pain Management
    Posted on March 14, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    The federal government as well as the drug industry are pumping millions of dollars into research to find pain medication that works as well as opioids but aren't addictive. […]

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