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Court OKs Non-Prescription Sale of Certain ‘Morning-After’ Pills

Court OKs Non-Prescription Sale of Certain ‘Morning-After’ Pills

June 6, AP – In the latest chapter of the legal wrangle over the non-prescription sale of “morning-after” pills, a New York appeals court on Wednesday ruled that some forms of the emergency contraception could be sold over-the-counter while the issue winds its way through the courts. According to The Associated Press, the 2nd U.S. […]

June 6, 2013 | By More
Many Young Breast Cancer Patients May Opt for a Mastectomy

Many Young Breast Cancer Patients May Opt for a Mastectomy

June 5, – Most young women with breast cancer choose to undergo a mastectomy, new research shows. The other option is to have a lumpectomy, a surgical procedure that removes the tumor and some surrounding healthy tissue, but spares most of the breast. Researchers from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston said women dealing with […]

June 5, 2013 | By More
More Men Taking Testosterone, But Risks Unclear

More Men Taking Testosterone, But Risks Unclear

June 3, AP – But experts worry that too many men may be taking the supplements without understanding the potential risks. Those late-night ads telling aging men that “low T” may be the reason they’ve lost the spring in their step appear to be reaching their audience. Use of testosterone therapy has increased dramatically over […]

June 4, 2013 | By More
New Study: More Proof Healthy Living, Not Smoking Pay Off

New Study: More Proof Healthy Living, Not Smoking Pay Off

June 3, AP – Regular exercise, eating a healthy diet and maintaining a healthy weight all have clear health benefits, but the most significant lifestyle change people can make to protect their health is to stop smoking, researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine report. A new study adds to the growing body of […]

June 3, 2013 | By More
Study finds: Doubling Time on Tamoxifen Cuts Odds for Breast Cancer’s Return

Study finds: Doubling Time on Tamoxifen Cuts Odds for Breast Cancer’s Return

June 2, AP – Women combating estrogen-sensitive breast tumors fared better when treated with 10 years of tamoxifen compared to those given the current standard of five years, researchers found. When it comes to using the drug tamoxifen to prevent breast cancer’s return, longer may be better for some patients, a new study finds. However, […]

June 3, 2013 | By More
Eyelash Extension Adhesives May Cause Bad Reactions

Eyelash Extension Adhesives May Cause Bad Reactions

June 1 AP – For those who aren’t born with long, fluttery eyelashes, cosmetic extensions can help achieve that often sought-after look. But eye experts warn that the adhesives used to apply these eyelash extensions can cause allergies and infections. The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) warns that among the potential dangers associated with cosmetic […]

June 1, 2013 | By More
Bullied Kids More Likely to Self-Harm as Teens

Bullied Kids More Likely to Self-Harm as Teens

June 1 – Children who are bullied in elementary school are almost five times more likely to engage in self-harm by the time they are teenagers, according to a new study. Based on their findings, the British researchers behind the study concluded that no form of bullying — from name-calling to physical abuse — should […]

June 1, 2013 | By More
Smartphone Apps Can Make Workouts More Fun

Smartphone Apps Can Make Workouts More Fun

May 31, AP – And then you hear the groan of a zombie over your right shoulder. It’s sprint or be eaten. The zombie apocalypse isn’t upon you. You’re just taking part in the latest fitness craze — smartphone apps that make a fun and interactive game out of your daily workout. You’re jogging at […]

May 31, 2013 | By More
People take High Doses of Common Painkillers face a greater Risk of Heart problems

People take High Doses of Common Painkillers face a greater Risk of Heart problems

May 30 – Although NSAIDs are used around the world to help people with inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, a review of nearly 650 randomized trials found that taking either 2,400 milligrams (mg) of ibuprofen or 150 mg of diclofenac daily increased the risk of heart attacks, strokes and death by about one-third. The […]

May 30, 2013 | By More