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Social dancing can be a lift and a turnaround

8 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

Instructors, doctors and even schools have recommended social dancing such as swing to pep up those dealing with depression, stress and other problems. It can tone the brain and the body, they say. Instructors, doctors and even schools have recommended social dancing such as swing to pep up those dealing with depression, stress and other problems. Show More Summary

It's a matter of health and taste for publisher and 'Organic Manfesto' author

8 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

Maria Rodale believes organic food should be available to everyone, and she works to ease fears about the cost. Maria Rodale believes organic food should be available to everyone, and she works to ease fears about the cost.

FDA approves a drug to reverse anticoagulation

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Ever since the drug warfarin was discovered to be a highly effective anti-clotting agent as well as a good rat poison in the early 1950s, it has been the frontline weapon in preventing stroke among those with atrial fibrillation. But...Show More Summary

Alice Waters, school officials talk teaching with food

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Fast food begets a fast-food culture that has seeped into pretty much everything going on in the world today, the chef Alice Waters told a crowd gathered at UCLA for a presentation about edible education.

Government shuts down HIV/AIDS vaccine trial

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

In another major setback for efforts to develop a vaccine to boost immunity to the human immunodeficiency virus, known as HIV, a key clinical trial was ordered shut down this week after an independent panel of safety experts found that...Show More Summary

Spending teenage years in the 'stroke belt' seems to increase risk

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Spending adolescence in the “stroke belt” of the southeastern United States could make people more vulnerable to stroke later in life – even if they eventually move elsewhere, a study published Wednesday suggests.

Physicians debate whether patients need to know they're dying

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

In the days when American physicians dispensed oracular commands and their judgments were rarely questioned, a doctor could take it upon himself with few ethical qualms to keep from a patient the bad news of a terminal diagnosis.

China's H7N9 bird flu death toll likely to rise

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Chinese health officials are warning that the death toll from the H7N9 bird flu is likely to rise in the weeks and months ahead.

FDA's counterfeit detection device takes global aim at malaria

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

A device that reveals counterfeit drugs in the hands of Food & Drug Administration agents is set to become the newest weapon in the worldwide effort to eradicate malaria, and may soon be used to detect useless look-alikes of drugs that combat cancer, heart disease and viral infections.

Bay Area air pollution reaches Devils Postpile National Monument

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

That fresh, pine-scented mountain air that you happily breathe in the Sierra Nevada could be hazardous to your health.

Epilepsy drug in pregnancy linked to baby's higher autism risk

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Pregnant women who took the anti-seizure drug valproate during pregnancy increased the odds that their baby would have autism, and were roughly twice as likely to give birth to a child who would go on to be diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, according to a large study that captured 10 years of births in Denmark.

I'll have to exercise for HOW LONG to work that off?

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Diners confronted with the sweat equivalents of food offerings on a restaurant menu get a good, hard look at what they are in for -- and order a lower-calorie meal -- than do those who see actual calorie counts or no nutritional data at all, new research says.

College binge drinking raises risk of heart disease

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Step away from the beer pong table! College binge drinking may leave you with more than just embarrassing memories and excruciating hangovers.

The FDA wants you!

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

The Food and Drug Administration, acting on a law signed by President Obama in 2012, has launched the third phase of an initiative to increase patient participation in the regulation of drugs and medical devices. On Wednesday, the agency went live with a new website aimed at demystifying the regulatory process for consumers and patient advocates.

Pot in a pill: All the pain relief without the smoke

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Unless there is some recognized analgesic effect of rolling a joint, lighting it up and deeply inhaling the by-products of marijuana combustion, then it stands to reason that you could distill the psychoactive ingredient of marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol, and formulate it into, say, a capsule. Show More Summary

Could screening prevent suicides? Not enough evidence, says panel

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

When a person takes his or her own life, stunned survivors often ask, "How could we not have known?" and tell themselves that the fateful act might have been averted if someone had been aware of the victim's suicidal thinking.

Scientists explore mystery of a psychedelic HIV/AIDS drug

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

For those taking antiretroviral medications for HIV/AIDS, there is one drug in the mix that can put a particular kick in the cocktail: the drug efavirenz, marketed under the commercial names Sustiva and Stocrin, appears to have an "LSD-like interaction" with the receptors in the brain that govern the activity of serotonin, says a study presented in Boston today.

Study: Hookah no safer than cigarettes, just differently dangerous

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Cigarette smoking may have earned a reputation as an unhealthy, cancer-causing pastime, but water pipes seem to have largely evaded the stigma. Now, new research shows that water pipes may simply be dangerous in slightly different ways, according to a study in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.

Sparse crop of new antibiotics confronts 'nightmare bacteria'

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Despite surging cases of infections unresponsive to existing antibiotic drugs, the number of medications under development or receiving approval from the Food and Drug Administration is dwindling and remains "alarmingly low," a new report warns.

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