Report: Most US babies born on a weekday

General Health
The Washington Post “To Your Health” blog reports that most infants born in the US come into the world “on a weekday, with the highest percentages delivered between 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., and from noon to 1 p.m., according to a report published” today by the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics. (more…)
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Religious freedom protects all persuasions

General Health
In a commentary in The Hill entitled "Lethal injections: a prescription for state religious freedom laws," Jordan Lorence writes, "The American Pharmacists Association recently adopted a policy discouraging its pharmacists from participating in lethal injections to executed murderers. It reasoned that such actions are 'fundamentally contrary to the role of pharmacists as providers of health care'.” (more…)
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Breast-feeding linked to lower risk of breast cancer recurrence

General Health
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that in a study “looking at the medical histories of more than 1,600 women diagnosed with breast cancer,” investigators found “that those who had breast-fed had a 30 percent lower risk of recurrence of the disease after effective treatment and tended to have less aggressive tumor types than those who had not breast-fed.” (more…)
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Best Supplements for Bone Health?

General Health
Vitamin D and calcium each play a crucial role in bone health and are among the most popular supplement ingredients in the U.S., but recent ConsumerLab.com tests found 3 out of 25 popular products containing vitamin D and calcium (including some with vitamin K) contained either too much or too little of a key ingredient. (more…)
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