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Blog Post Archive

Margaret Thatcher's dementia: cause of death or unrelated factor?

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

While former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was reported to have died of stroke on Monday, few experts doubt that dementia, the disease she lived with for at least the final 12 years of her life, contributed powerfully to her demi...

Red meat and heart disease link: Not all about the fat?

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

The long-established link between red meat consumption and heart disease may have less to do with the fat in the meat than many have assumed, researchers said Sunday. 

Even after melanoma, some people keep on using tanning beds

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

You would think that people who were diagnosed with melanoma -- the most deadly form of skin cancer -- would be meticulously careful about using sunscreen, avoiding tanning salons and generally protecting their skin.

Watch it live: The science of a healthful diet explained

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

As a student at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Timothy Harlan was often struck by how little the medical professionals around him seemed to know about healthful eating. Doctors would tell their patients what foods to avoid, but rarely did they advise them on the foods they should embrace.

Botulism risk prompts recall of Little Mermaid herring

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Little Mermaid Smoke House is recalling its Smoked Herring and Pickled Herring because the viscera of the fish were not removed and the products now pose a risk of contamination by Clostridium botulinum, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Teen contraception decision: Doctors say science trumps politics

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Science trumped politics, but politics may still present problems for teens trying to purchase emergency contraception.

Plan B must be available to all without a prescription, judge rules

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

A federal court judge has ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to lift controversial restrictions on the so-called morning-after pill, saying females of all ages should have unimpeded access to emergency birth control.

NYC's failed cap on sugary drinks prompts soul-searching

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

After any military operation, participants huddle for what's called a hot wash: an early after-action review that explores what went wrong -- or right-- in an effort to glean lessons for future operations. Public health officials are...Show More Summary

Rich Products expands recall amid E. Coli outbreak

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Following an outbreak of E. coli cases in 15 states, Rich Products has expanded its recall to include all food products made at its Waycross, Ga., plant, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

More Americans are living together before marriage, study finds

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Americans are increasingly saying “I do” to living together before marriage, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In fact, cohabitation is now more common among younger women than living with a spouse or living alone.

A sleep drug that doesn't fog the brain?

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Prescription sleep medications can be balm for the insomniac, but for many who take medications marketed as Ambien, Restoril and Lunesta, they can come with a cost: fogginess that can last into the next day. An experimental medication...Show More Summary

Diagnosis could make parents want to medicate baby, study says

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Living with a baby who vomits and cries all the time can make a parent worried (yes, I know this first-hand).  If a doctor diagnoses a problem, and there’s medication to treat that problem, it’s easy to understand why parents might eagerly accept it.

Dementia care costs more than treating heart disease or cancer

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

The financial toll of caring for Americans with dementia adds up to at least $159 billion a year, making it more expensive than treatments for patients with heart disease or cancer, according to a new report in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Volunteers wanted for cancer research

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

The American Cancer Society is looking for 120,000 volunteers for a long-term study, called Cancer Prevention Study 3, that could help determine cancer risks for future generations.

Another vaccine fails to prevent staph infections, study finds

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Staph infections remain a significant problem for hospital patients, and scientists are trying to develop vaccines to prevent Staphylococcus aureus bacteria from establishing itself in vital areas like the heart, lungs or blood. ButShow More Summary

Publix Super Markets recalls fruit and grain salad

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Publix Super Markets has recalled its Publix Deli Tri Fruit and Grain Salad since it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Obama's BRAIN Initiative to cost far less than Human Genome Project

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

President Obama’s brain-mapping initiative, for which he has proposed $110 million in federal funding for 2014, will focus how on how the brain is affected by conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia and autism; how it produces...Show More Summary

Rate of repeat births among teen mothers is down, CDC reports

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Repeat births among teens have fallen, but nearly one in five children born to teen mothers already has a sibling, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Milk allergy alert and recall issued for NuGO nondairy bars

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Lifestyle Evolution Inc. has voluntarily recalled a number of its NuGO nondairy bars because the products contain milk, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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