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Idaho Woman Has 50-Pound Tumor Removed

Idaho Woman Has 50-Pound Tumor Removed

Jan 17
An Idaho woman who thought she was gaining weight because of menopause discovered she actually had a 50-pound tumor that had been growing inside her for decades.

Why Do Fat- and Sugar-Heavy Diets Harm Your Brain?

Why Do Fat- and Sugar-Heavy Diets Harm Your Brain?

By Terry Davidson, American University | Jan 17
There's a troubling link between a fat-rich diet common in the West and brain-related ailments that can actually impair our ability to avoid overeating.

Filing: OxyContin Maker Forecast 'Blizzard of Prescriptions'

Filing: OxyContin Maker Forecast 'Blizzard of Prescriptions'

By Alanna Durkin Richer and Geoff Mulvihill | Jan 16
A member of the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma told people at the prescription opioid painkiller's launch party in the 1990s that it would be "followed by a blizzard of prescriptions that will bury the competition."

5 Reasons Holistic Dentistry is Gaining Popularity

5 Reasons Holistic Dentistry is Gaining Popularity

Jan 16
For a growing number of patients, a trip to the dentist isn't what it used to be — and that's how they want it.

12 Tips for a Healthy 2019

12 Tips for a Healthy 2019

Jan 15
The authors of "Whats Your Season? Healing Principles and Recipes for Your Body Type" offer a fresh approach to optimize your health

Emergency Medical Responders Confront Racial Bias

Emergency Medical Responders Confront Racial Bias

By Kristian Foden-Vencil, Oregon Public Broadcasting | Jan 14
A recent study out of Oregon suggests emergency medical responders — EMTs and paramedics — may be treating minority patients differently from the way they treat white patients.

Judge Blocks Trump Birth Control Coverage Rules in 13 States

Judge Blocks Trump Birth Control Coverage Rules in 13 States

By Sudhin Thanawala | Jan 14
A U.S. judge in California on Sunday blocked Trump administration rules, which would allow more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control, from taking effect in 13 states and Washington, D.C.

Surgeons Fear Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits Will Spook Patients

Surgeons Fear Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits Will Spook Patients

By Gene Johnson | Jan 12
Doctors who specialize in female pelvic medicine say lawsuits by four states, including Washington and California, over products used to treat pelvic floor disorders and incontinence might scare patients away from the best treatment options.

Bud Light Debuts Bigger Nutrition Labels

Bud Light Debuts Bigger Nutrition Labels

By Dee-Ann Durbin | Jan 12
Starting next month, packages of Bud Light will have prominent labels showing the beer's calories and ingredients as well as the amount of fat, carbohydrates and protein in a serving.

Bare-handed Surgeries as Zimbabwe's Health System Collapses

Bare-handed Surgeries as Zimbabwe's Health System Collapses

By Farai Mutsaka | Jan 12
A doctors' strike in Zimbabwe has crippled a health system that was already in intensive care from neglect.

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