Daily Archives: June 13, 2008

British Teenager Becomes 14th Woman to Die From Dangerous Abortion Drug

 

LifeNews is reporting another death of a woman from an abortion drug. Eight women in the United States have died from the Mifepristone abortion drug, one in Canada, now three in the UK, one in Sweden, and one in France.

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New York Lets Troubled Kids Choose Their Gender

 

CitizenLink is reporting that the New York’s Office of Children and Family Services, which runs the state’s juvenile-detention centers, has quietly adopted new rules for “transgendered” youth. The new guidelines even allow boys to wear girls’ panties and bras, use makeup and shave their legs. Continue reading

Better Sleepers Are ‘Successful Agers’

 

HealthDay News is reporting a study showing that normal sleep is associated with healthy aging. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego assessed 2,226 women aged 60 and older and found increased severity of sleep disturbances predicted lower self-rated successful aging and a greater difference between perceived and actual age. Continue reading

Posting Calorie Counts May Lead Consumers to Healthier Choices When Eating Out

 

ABC News is reporting a new study that finds that seeing calorie information may convince customers to place healthier — or at least smaller — orders.

When the customers saw calorie information before ordering, they purchased an average of 52 fewer calories than customers who overlooked the calorie counts. Continue reading

Consumers Urged to Avoid Raw Milk and Raw Milk Products

A report in Health on the Net reminds us that, according to the CDC, from 1998 to May 2005, raw milk or raw milk products were implicated in 45 food-borne illness outbreaks that resulted in more than 1,000 cases of illness in the United States. Continue reading

Whole body vibration may do muscles, bones good

 

Reuters Health is reporting an article in the journal Current Sports Medicine Reports in which researchers detail the evidence for and against so-called whole body vibration training. WBV involves standing on a platform that sends mild vibratory impulses through the feet and into the rest of the body. Continue reading

Too Little Sleep, Too Much Snacking?

 

WebMD Health News reports a small study in which researchers have found that people who don’t get enough sleep often indulge in excessive snacking.

Results showed that when bedtimes were restricted to five-and-a-half hours, participants consumed an average of 1,087 calories a day from snacks alone. In contrast, they consumed 866 in calories from snacking when given eight-and-a-half hours to sleep. Continue reading