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March 18, 2010

Nearly One-Third of Doctors Could Leave Medicine if Health-Care Reform Bill Passes

What if nearly half of all physicians in America stopped practicing medicine? While a sudden loss of half of the nations physicians seems unlikely, a very […]
March 17, 2010

Expert calls for an end to inappropriate use of PSA screening

Each year some 30 million American men undergo testing for prostate-specific antigen (PSA), an enzyme made by the prostate. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration […]
March 17, 2010

New guidelines say physicians should educate men on risks and benefits of PSA testing

On an edition of ABC World News recently, Dr. Richard Besser reported that “there’s a big change in store” for prostate cancer screening. He went on […]
March 17, 2010

New report questions effectiveness of Saw Palmetto for prostate health

According to a new report by the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database (NMCD), saw palmetto might not be as effective as we used to think for reducing […]
March 14, 2010

Obese children show signs of heart disease

Obese children as young as three years old show signs of future heart disease, say US researchers. In a study of 16,000 children and teenagers, researchers showed […]
March 14, 2010

Obese kids more likely to injure legs, ankles, feet

Obese kids’ injury patterns look different from those of their slimmer peers, a new study out in Pediatrics shows. According to a report in Reuters Health, Dr. […]
March 14, 2010

Kids pack on the calories with frequent, unhealthy snacks

Children today snack an average of three times a day, and they are mostly consuming sugary beverages, cookies, cake, candy, salty snacks and other high-calorie junk […]
March 14, 2010

Child Obesity Rates Still Going Up

In my Amazon.com best-selling book, SuperSized Kids: How to protect your child from the obesity threat, I predicted that if we did not stem the epidemic […]
June 16, 2010

Single Dose of Aspirin Effective in Relieving Migraine Pain

A single 1000-mg dose of aspirin is an effective treatment of acute migraine headaches for more than half of people who take it, and the addition […]
June 18, 2010

Three Really Pernicious Messages behind the “Lesbians Make Better Parents” Story line

Conservative researchers and bloggers are dealing with the sampling and reporting problems associated with a recent study purporting to show that the children of lesbians are […]
June 18, 2010

Lesbians are the “Best Parents Ever”? Eight reasons why the latest study doesn’t prove anything!

You’ve all seen the headlines by now: “Children of lesbian parents do well.” These headlines are based on a study published in the journal Pediatrics. Here’s a excellent […]
June 18, 2010

Mothers with kids at home needed to fill out brief survey by Father’s Day

The headlines at MSNBC are no different that those carried by most news media this last month: “Children of lesbian parents do well.” These headlines are […]
June 21, 2010

Is OJ as good a source of vitamin D as supplements?

A glass of orange juice may not only help the vitamin pill go down. A new study suggests that fortified varieties can also help the body’s […]
June 21, 2010

Take Vitamin D With Largest Meal

Taking your vitamin D supplement with the largest meal of the day may boost its absorption substantially, according to a new study from researchers at the […]
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