Abortions Increase By 25 Percent In Pro-Life Arizona
September 18 2012 5:14 PM
Despite the spike in pregnancy terminations, the state health department continues to stand by its abstinence-only education program.
Abortions Of Female Fetuses Creating Widening Gender Imbalance In India
September 18 2012 12:12 PM
The high abortion rate of female fetuses has led to a dramatic gender imbalance in India ? over the fifty-year period from 1961 to 2011, the number of girls born per 1,000 boys plunged from 976 to 914, according to the census.
Duodenal Switch A "Viable Option" For Weight Loss
September 18 2012 10:19 AM
Though the duodenal switch technique has weight loss advantages, a new study found that it also comes with extra blood loss and longer hospital stays, and more patients who had the procedure ended up with nutrient deficiencies.
"Sexting" Again Linked To Risky Sex Among Teens
September 18 2012 9:40 AM
In the new study, LA teens who had sent racy texts were seven times more likely to be sexually active than those who said they'd never sexted.
Antibody Discovery Could Put Universal Flu Vaccine On The Horizon
September 17 2012 7:34 PM
Scientists have made a significant leap towards a possible vaccine and cure for influenza in new antibodies that neutralize and block both strains of the seasonal virus, according to The Scripps Research Institute and Crucell Vaccine Institute.
Alabama's Segregation For Inmates With HIV Faces Court Scrutiny
September 17 2012 10:34 AM
The American Civil Liberties Union sued Alabama in 2011 for what the group contends is a discriminatory practice that prevents most HIV-positive inmates from participating in rehabilitation and retraining programs important for their success after prison.
Salt Intake Tied To Higher Blood Pressure In Kids
September 17 2012 10:29 AM
Researchers found that for every 1,000 mg of extra sodium in the children's diets, there was a one-point rise increase in blood pressure.
Warren Buffett Smiles Bright On Completion Of Cancer Treatments
September 16 2012 7:07 AM
There is some good news cheering up Warren Buffet, the Oracle of Omaha, as he announced completion of cancer treatments, Sept.14.
Quality-of-life Program May Help Cancer Patients
September 14 2012 3:16 PM
Patients who attended a combination of physical and talk therapy, relaxation techniques and spiritual discussions reported a stable quality of life during treatment, while cancer patients who didn't get the extra help declined on those measures.
Antioxidants Tied To Older Men's Sperm Quality
September 14 2012 2:06 PM
A study found that older men that with a diet rich in antioxidants had fewer DNA-stand breaks in their sperm, a mark of genetic quality.
Ebola Outbreak Doubles In The Congo; 31 Dead, Including 5 Health Workers
September 14 2012 1:06 PM
An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo has health officials scrambling to contain the contagious disease.
New York Bans Sugary Drinks At Restaurants, Movie, Broadway Theaters
September 14 2012 4:11 AM
In a move aimed at curbing obesity, New York City has banned the sale of sugary drinks and supersized sodas in establishments that come with food-service license.
Texas Woman To Receive First U.S. Double Arm Transplant
September 13 2012 12:58 PM
Katy Hayes, 44, of Kingwood, Texas, will receive two new arms above the elbow.
Fewer Children Dying Worldwide, But Mortality Rates Still Too High: UN
September 13 2012 11:20 AM
A new report from UNICEF, the WHO and the World Bank says that under-five mortality has decreased significantly worldwide, but many countries are still not on track to meet their Millennium Development Goals.
Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton’s First Overseas Speech (FULL TEXT)
September 13 2012 10:23 AM
Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, delivered the following speech at a hospital in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, her first ever speech on foreign soil.
British Hospitals On 'Brink of Collapse' Due To Spike In Elderly Patients, Sub-Standard Care: RCP
September 13 2012 9:57 AM
Britain’s aging population is placing a great burden on health care services.
Thanks To ObamaCare And Medicaid, More Americans Have Health Insurance
September 12 2012 4:30 PM
The good news? For the first time in three years, the number of uninsured Americans dropped in 2011. The bad news? Income inequality is on the rise.
Indonesia - Smoking Itself To Death
September 12 2012 6:14 AM
Indonesia is the fifth-largest cigarette-producing market in the world. The government generates 6 percent of its revenue from taxes on tobacco.
Flesh-Eating Disease Survivor Aimee Copeland Walks Onto Katie Couric's New Show 'Katie'
September 11 2012 10:33 PM
The nation watched as Aimee Copeland, the 24-year-old girl from Georgia, who contracted necrotizing fasciitis (a flesh eating bacteria) after she fell into infected water when her zip line broke. Months later she appeared on Katie Couric's new show on "Katie" September 11 and walked out onto the stage.
9/11 Cancer Link Finally Recognized, But Funds For Responders And Volunteers May Be Lacking
September 10 2012 6:42 PM
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has recognized about 50 forms of cancer as byproducts of being near Ground Zero during and in the months following 9/11. That opens the door to monitoring and treatment for survivors, first responders and nearby residents.