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The Pill Remains Most Common Method of Birth Control, U.S. Report Shows
The Pill Remains Most Common Method of Birth Control, U.S. Report Shows THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The pill remains one of the most popular methods of birth control for women, along with female sterilization and condoms, a new report ...
Timing of First Period Tied to Women's Later Heart Risk: Study
Timing of First Period Tied to Women's Later Heart Risk: Study MONDAY, Dec. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The timing of a woman's first period may be linked to her later risk of heart disease, British researchers report. In a study of more than 1 milli...
Texas Infant Dies of Legionnaires' Disease After 'Water Birth'
Texas Infant Dies of Legionnaires' Disease After 'Water Birth' WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new report on a Texas infant who died from Legionnaires' disease after being born in a whirlpool tub highlights the potential dangers of havi...
Technology Helps Manage Diabetes: FDA
Technology Helps Manage Diabetes: FDA MONDAY, Dec. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Technology can ease some of the burden of managing diabetes, possibly getting blood sugar levels within safe ranges more often, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. ...
Too Much TV Time May Lower Survival Odds After Colon Cancer, Study Suggests
Too Much TV Time May Lower Survival Odds After Colon Cancer, Study Suggests MONDAY, Dec. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Watching too much television may lower your chances of survival after colon cancer, new research suggests. "The take-away message from...
Text Messages Remind People to Take Medications
Text Messages Remind People to Take Medications FRIDAY, Dec. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Text reminders improve the chances that patients will stick with their medication regimen, a new study finds. About one-third of people don't take their medicatio...
The Salk Polio Vaccine: 'Greatest Public Health Experiment in History'
The Salk Polio Vaccine: 'Greatest Public Health Experiment in History' Part two of a two-part series TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A nationwide trial of an experimental vaccine using school children as virtual guinea pigs would be unthinka...
Time Spent in the OR May Be Linked to Blood Clots, Study Shows
Time Spent in the OR May Be Linked to Blood Clots, Study Shows WEDNESDAY, Dec. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Longer surgery times may increase a patient's risk of dangerous blood clots, a new study suggests. Blood clots are associated with more than 500...
The Salk Polio Vaccine: A Medical Miracle Turns 60
The Salk Polio Vaccine: A Medical Miracle Turns 60 Part one of a two-part series MONDAY, Dec. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most American parents today can't fathom the horror that summers brought during the first half of the 20th century. Summer meant ...
Too Few Prostate Cancer Patients Get Bone-Strengthening Meds: Study
Too Few Prostate Cancer Patients Get Bone-Strengthening Meds: Study TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many men on hormone therapy for prostate cancer aren't getting bone-strengthening drugs they may need, new Canadian research contends. Hormon...