August 2014


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US abortion debate altered by Obama presidency

The advent of the Obama administration is rousing enthusiasm among abortion-rights supporters and deep anxiety among opponents as both sides mark Thursday's anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

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More Americans Skipping Necessary Prescriptions, Survey Finds

One in seven Americans under age 65 went without prescribed medicines in 2007 as drug costs spiraled upward in the United States, a nonprofit research group said on Thursday.

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Some people may simply be hard-wired to overeat, brain scans show

Weight gain is not always just a matter of lacking willpower, but has more to do with how your brain reacts to what it sees, according to a new study by neuroscientists.

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Freaky Fitness: What Working Out Can Do to You
Weird Things Exercise Can Do to Your Body, From Black Toes to Orgasms


When it comes to exercise, you get out what you put in. So, when you devote a lot of work, you expect fabulous results. But, sometimes, the results of a workout are far from what was expected.

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Active ImageBetter Air Quality Partly Behind Americans' Longer Life Spans, Study Says

Steps to curb air pollution in the United States are paying off, helping to dramatically increase average life spans, a new study says.


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Breast cancer gene-free baby born

The first baby in the UK tested before conception for a genetic form of breast cancer has been born. 

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Active ImageScientists are investigating if installing a home water softener can relieve children's eczema symptoms.

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Active ImagePoor eating habits set in early: study

Parents seem to overestimate the eating habits of their children, say researchers who compared what mothers said to height and weight measurements.

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When It's Cold Outside, Be Careful Inside With Heaters

Don't let colder temperatures put you at a greater risk of a home heating accident, such as a fire or carbon monoxide poisoning.

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One reason racism may continue to exist is because many people think say one thing and do another, a new study finds.

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Active ImageAfter Further Review, Vytorin Gets FDA OK
Regulatory Agency Says Patients Should Not Stop Taking Vytorin Or Other Cholesterol Drugs


The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday patients should not stop taking Vytorin or other cholesterol-lowering drugs, based on its just-completed review of a controversial study that hammered Vytorin sales.

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Active ImageExperts Say Anti-Dementia Drugs Are Dangerous, Overused

Anti-psychotic drugs commonly used to treat Alzheimer's disease may double a patient's chance of dying within a few years, suggests a new study that adds to concerns already known about such medications.

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But Those Who Make Pledges Are Less Likely To Use Condoms Or Other Birth Control When They Do Have Sex

Teenagers who take virginity pledges are no less sexually active than other teens, according to a new study.

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Think these 8 foods are healthy? Wrong!
Skip the diet soda and potato chips and have seltzer and popcorn instead


Even if you haven't bought full-fat mayo or sugary soda since blue eye shadow was in style (the first time), you may be getting duped into less-than-stellar food choices at the supermarket. The culprit? The "health halo."

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From Cleaners to Alarms, How to Start the New Year Off on the Right Foot

As 2009 approaches, many people may be scrambling to make sure that all annual around-the-house undertakings are complete. But there may be a few simple tasks, such as replacing the batteries of a smoke detector or throwing out old food, that get swept under the carpet in the excitement of the final days.

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People who don’t get much sleep are more likely than those who do to develop calcium deposits in their coronary arteries, possibly raising their risk for heart disease, a new study has found.

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Active ImageExperts Tell Which Germ Concerns Are Legit

As you take steps to avoid the germs and viruses that proliferate as winter progresses, you've no doubt received a good share of advice on how to avoid catching whatever's going around.

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Active ImageIt's no secret that cold and flu season peaks in winter. And if you're looking for ways to stay well, one priority, say experts, is simple: Follow a wholesome diet, just as you should any time of year. But that can be a tall order during the busy holiday season, when hectic social schedules and family commitments often interfere with regular meals.

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Active ImageLooking for a simple way to prevent diabetes? Turn off the TV and put on your walking shoes.

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Active ImageNonhormonal chemotherapy treatment regimens, including anthracycline-based regimens and taxanes have been shown to improve overall survival in women with metastatic or recurrent inoperable breast cancer over the last 35 years.

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Active ImageSexual Thoughts, Orgasms Are Among the "Unusual Triggers of Sneezing," Doctors Report

Sure, you sneeze when you've got a cold. But some sneezes may happen just by thinking about sex or having an orgasm, British doctors report.

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Learn the Latest Treatments and Anxiety Coping Mechanisms

A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that combining cognitive behavioral therapy and an anti-anxiety medication proved more effective than either treatment alone.

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