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Planned Parenthood Appeals Ban on Telehealth Medication Abortions

7 hours agoHealth : Healthland

Planned Parenthood is appealing a ban from the Iowa Board of Medicine over their telehealth medication abortion system for rural women

No Ice Cream Maker Required! Low-Calorie Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream

7 hours agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

If you love Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia Ice Cream but don't love that a half-cup serving is 200 calories, get out your food processor, a spoon, and a smile. This homemade ice cream is chock-full of cherry and chocolate goodness but without...Show More Summary

On the "trail" of the PTL

7 hours agoHealth / Fitness : Jill Outside

Oh, PTL. I intended to post more regular updates about Beat’s progress in the race, but this week in Chamonix has gotten away from me in a big way. My phone’s sim card died and there’s nothing I can do about it because the phone is AT&T-locked (I hate phones. Show More Summary

Zapping your brain really does improve memory

7 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

A lot of people have electrical stimulation on the brain these days: DIY noggin zapping has become a frequent topic of online discussion. A new study in Science suggests that one method of external brain stimulation called transcranial magnetic stimulation (or TMS) might actually work. Show More Summary

Youth Who Have Used E-Cigarettes Report Greater Intent to Try Regular Cigarettes

A recent study by a Georgia State University scientist and her colleagues with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that youth who have never even touched a regular tobacco cigarette -- but have ever used e-cigarettes -- are more likely to report that they may try conventional cigarettes.

Hotel rooms aren’t yucky — you colonize them with your own personal bacteria within hours

7 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

In studying seven families as they moved from one house to another, the microbiologists had one major takeaway: Bacteria move from your body to your living space at incredible speed. "Everyone thinks hotels are icky," said Jack Gilbert,...Show More Summary

Obese or Overweight Teens More Likely to Become Smokers

A study in American Journal of Health Behavior examining whether overweight or obese teens are at higher risk for substance abuse finds weight status has no correlation with alcohol or marijuana use but is linked to regular cigarette smoking.

Mouse Model Provides Window into Working Brain

A protein marker the mice carry that reacts to different calcium levels allows many different cell types to be studied in a new way.

Father Accused of Executing Drunk Driver Acquitted

8 hours agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Prosecutors were irate that David Barajas was found not guilty by the jury

Whistleblower Claims CDC Covered Up Data Showing Vaccine-Autism Link

8 hours agoHealth : Healthland

The claim, however, may just be more unsubstantiated fuel from the anti-vaccination movement

ALS YOGA Ice Bucket Challenge in HEADSTAND from Everton FC’s Head of Medical Services

9 hours agoFitness / Yoga : YogaDork

Here’s Danny Donachie, head of medical services at Everton Football Club, an English premier league soccer team, performing his ALS ice bucket challenge…in headstand! Which is some super impressive balancing, by the way, because that’s A LOT of ice water. Show More Summary

University of Maryland School of Medicine's Center for Vaccine Development Leading the Way in Testing of Potential Ebola Vaccine as Part of Unprecedented International Consortium

The Center for Vaccine Development at the University of Maryland School of Medicine is leading an internationally-acclaimed consortium of scientists in an unprecedented multi-trial collaboration to test a potential vaccine that could help prevent the continuing spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

New Reprogramming Factor Cocktail Produces Therapy-Grade Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) can acquire serious genetic and epigenetic abnormalities that lower the cells' quality and limit their therapeutic usefulness. Now Whitehead Institute researchers have identified a cocktail of reprogramming factors that produces very high quality iPSCs.

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