Turkey: Erdogan?s Anti-Abortion Comments Spark Criticism
May 29 2012 5:40 PM
Abortion has been legal in Turkey since 1983 (during the first ten weeks of pregnancy) and has not played any significant role in the nation?s political debates, making Erdogan?s sudden statements somewhat puzzling.
What Caused 'Zombie' Attack In Miami? ?Organs Burning Alive? From Suspected LSD Or Bath Salt Use [VIDEO]
May 29 2012 10:47 AM
An incident in Miami over Memorial Day weekend leaves some wondering whether zombies could in fact be real. A man was shot and killed on May 26th after eating the face of another man while naked.
Painkillers Tied To Lower Skin Cancer Risk [STUDY]
May 29 2012 10:09 AM
In a new study from Denmark, people who had taken aspirin, ibuprofen and related painkillers -- especially at high doses and for years at a time -- were less likely to get skin cancer, compared to those who rarely used those medications.
Marijuana Fails To Slow Progress Of Multiple Sclerosis In UK Study
May 29 2012 9:54 AM
Cannabis capsules failed to slow the progression of multiple sclerosis in a large British study, dealing a blow to hopes that the drug could provide long-term benefits for patients with the debilitating nerve disease.
Sensory-Based Therapy: Pediatricians Raise Caution
May 28 2012 8:18 AM
Occupational therapy for kids who are over- or under-sensitive to sound, touch or other senses could help improve their symptoms -- but parents and doctors should be careful not to miss an underlying disorder in those children, pediatricians said today.
California Tobacco Tax Measure Risks Going Up In Smoke
May 28 2012 8:15 AM
Health-conscious Californians may mostly oppose smoking for its costs to public health and the economy but an aggressive tobacco industry campaign and general anti-tax sentiment may block a measure to raise taxes on smokers.
MIT Researchers Develop Needle-Less, Painless Way To Inject Drugs (At The Speed Of Sound, No Less)
May 25 2012 11:00 AM
MIT researchers unveiled a prototype device this week that uses a new way to administer drugs, replacing the common needle with a tiny, highly-controllable jet injector, which sends a high-pressured stream directly into the skin. The jet can both inject into and aspirate from tissue, and the device is controlled via a computer interface, which can control the volume of the drug delivery, and the velocity at which it moves.
US Senate Passes Bipartisan FDA Funding Bill
May 25 2012 8:54 AM
The U.S. Senate on Thursday showed near-unanimous support for a bill that helps fund the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a regulatory powerhouse with sweeping influence over the foods Americans eat and the medicines they take. The bill, which passed by a vote of 96 to 1, aims to speed approval of new drugs and devices and ensure food safety.
Tafamidis: US Panel Split On Pfizer Rare Disease Drug
May 25 2012 8:49 AM
A U.S. health advisory panel on Thursday issued a split vote on data for Pfizer Inc's drug to treat a rare neurodegenerative disease. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel voted 13 to 4 that the drug did not show that it met the main goal in a study in treating the fatal condition.
Battle On International Family Planning Looms As Senate Panel Repeals 'Global Gag Rule'
May 24 2012 4:20 PM
The gag rule, which bans funding for non-profits that provide information about abortion services, has had a shaky history since it was enacted by the Reagan administration in 1984.
Baby in Washing Machine: Toddler?s Mom Wants Babysitter in Jail
May 24 2012 3:19 PM
The mother of a toddler who was videotaped being put inside a washing machine, has spoken out against her baby sitter, saying she should be punished and put in jail
Polio Remains Endemic in Nigeria, Pakistan And Afghanistan: Health Officials
May 24 2012 12:04 PM
GPEI warned that failure to eradicate polio could lead to as many as 200,000 paralyzed children a year across the globe.
Tasers Can Kill, Says American Heart Association [STUDY]
May 24 2012 10:48 AM
Roughly 16,000 police agencies around the world use Tasers, the electroshock weapons that send electrical currents to disrupt voluntary control over one's muscles, but law enforcement officers only prefer Tasers because they can subdue unruly people in a non-lethal, non-violent way. A new study released by the American Heart Association's journal on Monday, however, provides scientific, peer-reviewed evidence to the contrary.
Why Are Men Attracted To ?Dumb? Women? 88 Common Traits Rated As Attractive By Men [STUDY]
May 24 2012 10:32 AM
It turns out that men aren?t looking for beauty with brains when it comes to finding a woman. A new study says that traits such as stupidity, drunkenness, and sleepiness have been rated as attractive.
Child Addicts At Heart Of Indonesia Anti-Smoking Lawsuit
May 24 2012 9:43 AM
Anti-tobacco advocates in Indonesia plan to file a class action lawsuit this month using cases of child addicts in the hope of forcing tougher regulations on a society where one in three people smokes.
Stevia: Miracle Sweetener May Have A Sour Note
May 24 2012 9:29 AM
The meteoric rise of a natural, healthy alternative to sugar - a holy grail for the food industry - might just be a little too good to be true. In two years stevia, a plant used for centuries by Paraguay's Guarani Indians, has shot to prominence in products by Coca-Cola, Danone and Merisant.
Rio Environmental Summit To Focus On Global Food Security Issues
May 23 2012 4:12 PM
As soils, freshwater, oceans, forests and biodiversity are being rapidly degraded and climate change puts more pressure on the resources, it is time to rethink how we grow, share and consume our food.
Many 'Pro-Life' Americans Support Legal Abortion Rights, As 'Pro-Choice' Group Reaches Record Low
May 23 2012 1:56 PM
A record-low 41 percent of Americans identify themselves as pro-choice when it comes to abortion rights, according to Gallup.
Scientists Turn Skin Cells Into Beating Heart Muscle
May 23 2012 9:41 AM
Scientists have for the first time succeeded in taking skin cells from patients with heart failure and transforming them into healthy, beating heart tissue that could one day be used to treat the condition.
House Republicans In GOP Women's Caucus Consistently Vote Against Women's Equality, Health
May 22 2012 5:39 PM
The Republicans in the recently formed Women's Policy Alliance don't actually support legislation intended to aid women.