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Pill

Health/Nutrition  5 March '14

Family and friends biggest source for abused prescription medication for most people

Family and friends - not drug dealers - are the most common source for abused prescription medication for the majority of abusers, a new study says.

Are soldiers mentally ill before even enlisting?

Health/Nutrition  5 March '14

How many soldiers are mentally ill before enlisting?

Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. soldiers are mentally ill - including with issues such as depression and panic disorder - before enlisting in the Army, according to a new study, which suggests new recruitment screenings and assessments may be needed.

Gene mutation can reduce risk for type 2 diabetes: study

Health/Nutrition  5 March '14

Gene mutation can reduce risk for type 2 diabetes: study

There is a gene mutation that can reduce the risk for developing type 2 diabetes, according to researchers at the Broad Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).

Women

Health/Nutrition  5 March '14

Women not included enough in medical research: report

Women are not included enough in government-funded medical research, a new report says. A law 20 years ago was passed requiring that women are included in such studies, but this report says that that mandate is still being ignored.

Online dietitians help hypertensive patients lose weight

Health/Nutrition  4 March '14

Online dietitians help hypertensive patients lose weight

Online dieticians helped patients who are obese and suffer from hypertension lose more weight compared to those receiving traditional dietitian care, according to a new study published in The American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Breast cancer patients who do yoga have better quality of life, study says

Health/Nutrition  4 March '14

Breast cancer patients who do yoga have better quality of life, study finds

Breast cancer patients who practice yoga experience a better quality of life, lower stress hormone levels and reduced fatigue, a new study says.

Smoking may change teenagers' brain structure

Health/Nutrition  4 March '14

Smoking may change teenagers' brain structure

Smoking may change the brain structure in teenagers, a new study suggests.

Green salad

Health/Nutrition  4 March '14

Small, simple changes help 65-year-old woman drop 8 dress sizes

Rose Anne Schulman, now 65, dropped 8 dress sizes by making small, simple changes to her lifestyle.

Plan B available to girls of all ages, says FDA

Health/Nutrition  4 March '14

Plan B available to girls of all ages, says FDA

Plan B, the emergency contraceptive pill, will now be available in its generic form to girls of all ages, thanks to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Previously, the generic version of Plan B was strictly allowed for women age 17 and older.

Tumors are less aggressive in space than down on Earth, space study says

Health/Nutrition  4 March '14

Tumors are less aggressive in space than down on Earth, space study says

Some tumors seem to be less aggressive in the microgravity space environment than down on Earth, according to space station research published in the FASEB Journal.

infant

Health/Nutrition  4 March '14

Sound machines too loud for babies, can potentially damage hearing

Some sound machines are too loud for babies and can potentially damage infants' hearing and impair auditory development, suggests a new study.

Secondhand smoke exposure linked to pregnancy loss

Health/Nutrition  3 March '14

Secondhand smoke exposure linked to pregnancy loss

Secondhand smoking is linked to pregnancy loss, including miscarriage, stillbirth and tubal ectopic pregnancy, according to new research.

Breastfed children so smart because of two parenting skills: study

Parenting  3 March '14

Breastfed children smarter due to accompanying parenting skills

Two parenting skills - responding to a child's emotional cues and reading to them by 9 months of age - is what actually makes breastfed children smarter, a new study says.

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman dies of accidental drug overdose

Health/Nutrition  3 March '14

Philip Seymour Hoffman died from accidental drug overdose

Philip Seymour Hoffman died from an accidental drug overdose, an official report from the New York Medical Examiner's office said Friday.

Dust mite allergies squandered with mattress covers? Study says maybe not

Health/Nutrition  3 March '14

Dust mite allergies squandered with mattress covers? Study says maybe not

Expensive mattress covers may not help with dust mite allergies, according to recent U.S. clinical trials.

After custody battle, 15-year-old Justina Pelletier will be sent back to CT

News  1 March '14

Justina Pelletier will be sent back to Connecticut following custody battle

Justina Pelletier, a 15-year-old at the center of a custody dispute, will be sent back to Connecticut, confirmed The Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) on Friday. Agency officials added that Tufts Medical Center would be overseeing her medical care, in compliance with her parents' wishes.

Older fathers linked to kids with psychiatric problems

Health/Nutrition  28 February '14

ADHD, autism, schizophrenia more likely in children of older fathers

Older fathers are more likely to have children with psychiatric problems, a new study suggests.

Indoor tanning linked to other risky teenage behavior

Health/Nutrition  28 February '14

Indoor tanning linked to other risky teenage behaviors

Indoor tanning is linked to other risky teenage behaviors, says a new government study.

18-year-old teenager helps scientists study her own rare cancer

Health/Nutrition  28 February '14

18-year-old girl helps scientists study her own rare cancer, discovers a gene flaw

An 18-year-old teenager helped scientists study her own rare type of cancer, and together they discovered a gene flaw possibly involved in the disease's growth.

Egyptian army's AIDS cure claim met with ridicule

Health/Nutrition  28 February '14

Egyptian army's AIDS cure claim met with ridicule

The Egyptian Army's recent claim that they discovered the cure for AIDS and hepatitis C has been met with public ridicule.

U.S. expands federal food assistance for women and children

Health/Nutrition  28 February '14

U.S. expands federal food assistance for women and children

A newly unveiled update to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is designed to give users better access to healthy foods.

Pro-life protests

Health/Nutrition  28 February '14

Oklahoma House bill on abortion restrictions passes

The Oklahoma House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday placing new restrictions on abortions. Lawmakers say that the bill aims to protect women's health, despite opposing forces insisting it's actually an attempt to shut down abortion clinics.

Health/Nutrition  28 February '14

FDA looks into possibility of three-parent baby

The Food and Drug Administration is contemplating whether to approve trials for an in vitro fertilization technique involving DNA from three different people.

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