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1 in 5 Pharmacies Hinders Teens’ Access to ‘Morning-After’ Pill: Study

Whether they deliberately mislead callers or simply don't know the law is unclear. Nearly one in five U.S. pharmacies gave out misinformation to researchers posing as 17-y continue reading »

‘People Pleasers’ More Prone to Overeating: Study

They often yield to pressure to indulge more in social situations, researchers say. A warning to certain types as those Super Bowl parties approach continue reading »

1 in 5 U.S. Adults Suffers Mental Ills: Report

But, lack of insurance blocks many from treatment, experts say. Nearly 46 million American adults have had a mental illness in the past year, a new government report shows. continue reading »

Companions Chain 71-Year-Old Man to Bed to Get Him to Stop Drinking

Municipal police freed a 71-year-old man, apparently an alcoholic, who had been chained to his bed in Mexicali, capital of the northwestern Mexican state of Baja continue reading »

32 People Infected With H1N1 in Nicaragua Last Week

According to the Nicaraguan Health Ministry, at least 32 cases of H1N1 virus were reported in the last week. The outbreak of swine flu was concentrated in the capital city of Managua, as well as the neighboring department of León. continue reading »

Menthol May Make It Tougher to Stop Smoking

Effect especially strong among blacks, Puerto Ricans, study finds. Menthol cigarettes make it more difficult for smokers to quit, especially blacks and Puerto Ricans, a new study indicates. continue reading »

Better Benefits, Better Health for Seniors

On the second day of the Better Benefits, Better Health initiative, I wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the important benefits seniors can receive. continue reading »

¿Cuánta Vitamina D Necesitan las Preadolescentes?

En invierno, las preadolescentes necesitarían más vitamina D, ya sea a través de la alimentación o suplementos, para tener huesos sanos. continue reading »

U.S. Teenage Birth Rate Resumes Decline

The teenage birth rate declined 8 percent in the United States from 2007 through 2009, reaching a historic low at 39.1 births per 1,000 teens aged 15-19 years. continue reading »

La FDA asegura que los implantes de mama se relacionan con un tipo poco común de cáncer

Según la agencia, el riesgo para cualquier paciente individual es reducido, pero las mujeres y sus médicos deben estar al tanto. continue reading »

Uh Oh! Oral Sex Linked to Head and Neck Cancer, Study Finds.

Changes in sexual activity linked to increased HPV-related tongue, tonsil malignancies. There's a worrisome uptick in the incidence of certain head and neck cancers among middle-aged and even younger Americans, continue reading »

Chilean Scientists Develop First Vaccine Against Alcoholism

If tests on humans are successful, one jab a month would keep patients away from the toxic sauce. continue reading »

Hearing Loss Rising Among Teen Girls, Study Finds

Increasing, unprotected exposure to loud club and concert music may be to blame, researchers say. Over the last two decades hearing loss due to "recreational" noise exposure such as blaring club music has risen among adolescent girls continue reading »

Making Your Resolutions Stick

New Year’s resolutions—they’re easy to make but easier to break. Why is it so hard to make the healthy changes that we know can help us feel better and live longer? And why is it so hard to make them last? continue reading »

Cold Weather Season is Upon Us! Health Tips for Winter

Leaving lung season behind as the last leaves fall to the ground and winter rears its cold and sometimes harsh head, we begin our journey into kidney/bladder season. continue reading »

La Obesidad Puede Reducir la Vida, Según Encuentra un Análisis

Pero los investigadores también descubrieron que ser demasiado delgado también se relacionó con una menor longevidad. Ser demasiado gordo puede acortar la vida, pero ser demasiado delgado también puede reducir la longevidad, según sugiere un estudio reciente. continue reading »