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July 21, 2008

Singapore Will Consider Ethically Suspect Kidney Trading

The Associated Press is reporting that Singapore is considering legalizing kidney trading to help meet demand for kidney transplants, the city-state’s health minister said Monday. My […]
July 18, 2008

Don’t become the victim of a surgical error

CNN Health has a nice article on the steps you can take to lower the chances you’ll be the victim of a surgical error. My Take?
July 18, 2008

Counselor Fired after Referring Homosexual to Colleague Because of Religious Objections

LifeSiteNews.com is reporting that Alliance Defense Fund attorneys filed a lawsuit Monday on behalf of a licensed counselor who was fired after referring a person seeking […]
July 18, 2008

John McCain Shares His Pro-Life Views, Blasts Obama on Late-Term Abortion

LifeNews.com reports that Sen. John McCain told an audience there that he is “proud” to be pro-life and defended his pro-life voting record. “I am proud […]
July 18, 2008

Red yeast rice, fish oil fight high cholesterol

Reuters Health is reporting new research showing that a regimen of supplements and lifestyle coaching is just as effective as a statin medication for reducing levels […]
July 16, 2008

Planned Parenthood Blasts Bush Rule to Help Pro-Life Doctors on Abortion

LifeNews.com is reporting that Planned Parenthood is attacking a Bush administration plan to help pro-life doctors. The tentative rule would ensure pro-life physicians, nurses and other […]
July 16, 2008

Breast Self-Exam Gets Thumbs Down in Systematic Review

MedPage is reporting a systematic Cochrane review concluding that breast self-examination does not reduce breast cancer mortality and may cause harm by prompting unnecessary biopsies. This […]
July 16, 2008

Medical office visit companions boost care satisfaction

Reuters Health is reporting a study in the medical journal Archives of Internal Medicine showing that elderly people who bring along a companion when they visit […]
January 27, 2012

Why is there such a dramatic increase in twin birth rates?

USA Today reports that according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, “the number of twin births […]
January 27, 2012

Weight-loss surgery reduces risk of death from cardiovascular disease

The Wall Street Journal reports that, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, weight-loss surgery may be linked to a […]
January 26, 2012

Protein or carbs? It may not matter!

The Wall Street Journal reported on a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggesting that a person’s total calorie intake, regardless of the […]
January 26, 2012

Many young women mistakenly believe HPV vaccine protects against STDs

Reuters reports on a study published in the Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine, which found that some young women who have received the HPV vaccine […]
January 25, 2012

Many studies show benefits of exercise

The Los Angeles Times reports, “Numerous studies show that small tweaks to one’s routine can improve a person’s health.”
January 25, 2012

CDC recommends hepatitis B vaccine for adults with diabetes

Here’s a practice changer for me. HealthDay reports, “Hepatitis B vaccination is recommended for ALL unvaccinated adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes aged 19 to […]
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