How to prevent food-borne illnesses
According to the CDC, each year one in six Americans become sick from food-borne illnesses, 128,000 need to be hospitalized and 3,000 people lose their lives.
More gun laws = fewer deaths, 50-state study says
States with the most gun control laws have the fewest gun-related deaths, according to a study that suggests sheer quantity of measures might make a difference.
Cops: No charges after home's refusal to give CPR
Police said Wednesday that no criminal charges will be filed after a care worker's attention-grabbing refusal to perform CPR on a resident of a Central California independent-living facility.
Myriad languages, cultures challenge health reform
Set on a gritty corner of Oakland's International Boulevard, the nonprofit Street Level Health Project offers free checkups to patients who speak a total of 22 languages, from recent Mongolian immigrants seeking a doctor to Burmese refugees in need of a basic dental exam.
Advanced breast cancer edges up in younger women
Advanced breast cancer has increased slightly among young women, a 34-year analysis suggests.
Panel questions value of calcium, vitamin D pills
Popping calcium and vitamin D pills in hopes of strong bones? Healthy older women shouldn’t bother with relatively low-dose dietary supplements, say new recommendations from a government advisory group.
Childhood bullying linked to adult psychological disorders
Researchers were surprised by the results of a significant study from Duke, out this week, which provides the best evidence we've had thus far that bullying in childhood is linked to a higher risk of psychological disorders in adulthood.
Health coalition lists dozens of medical 'don'ts'
Don't use feeding tubes in patients with advanced dementia. Don't use drugs to aggressively treat diabetes in those older than 65. Don't automatically use imaging technology for minor head injuries in children and headaches in adults. And don't give antacids to babies with reflux.
Under new health law, alternative birth control gains renewed interest
Changes in health-care laws and the introduction of the first new intrauterine device in 12 years may make long-acting birth-control methods more attractive.
Study questions kidney cancer treatment in elderly
In a stunning example of when treatment might be worse than the disease, a large review of Medicare records finds that older people with small kidney tumors were much less likely to die over the next five years if doctors monitored them instead of operating right away.
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