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 … Continue reading

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AMA to consider endorsing undercover patients

  USA Today is reporting that the ethics council of the American Medical Association is pressing the doctors group to endorse the practice of undercover patients. Some doctors are outraged at the idea. Others believe it is appropriate, with certain … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Moderate Aerobics May Ease Insomnia Symptoms

  HealthDay News is reporting a study showing that a session of moderate aerobic exercise can help reduce anxiety and improve the quality of sleep for insomnia patients – while heavy aerobic or moderate strength exercises don’t have the same … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Vitamin D recommendations for teens may be too low

  Reuters Health is reporting a small study showing adolescents can safely take, and may need, vitamin D doses that are up to 10 times what is generally recommended. They found that the high vitamin dose caused no toxic effects.

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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 … Continue reading

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