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Doctors Say IUDs and Implants Are Best Teen Choice For Birth Control

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The American Academy of Pediatrics has just announced that it is supporting IUDs and implants as the first choice for contraceptive use in teens. Over 80 percent of the three-quarter of a million teenage pregnancies each year in the United States are unintended, a fact that drove the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommendation. Their new… Read more »

Antibiotics Cause Obesity In Children Says New Study

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In a new study published yesterday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers said they found a link between antibiotics and childhood obesity. In the study, researchers reviewed records from about 65,000 children from 2001 to 2013 and found that almost 70 percent received antibiotics before age two. On average, each child received… Read more »

New Series Of Viagra Ads Targets Women

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Facing stiff competition from generic and cheaper alternatives, the makers of the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra have launched a new series of ads aimed at a group of people who also suffer indirectly from the condition; women. According to KSL (Salt Lake City), the first of the Viagra ads targeted toward women will begin airing… Read more »

Low-Carb Diets Trump Low-Fat For Weight Loss And Heart Health

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Low-carb diets were regarded as dangerous for decades. Cardiac surgeons like Dr. Mehmet Oz warned against the bacon-covered steaks sizzling with butter that are allowed on these weight loss plans, claiming that they caused heart disease and high cholesterol. But in recent years, low-carb diets have been redeemed via studies that show they actually trump… Read more »

Joan Lunden Talks Cancer, Hair Loss In ‘People’ Cover

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Joan Lunden, the former Good Morning America anchor, is battling breast cancer and appears on the latest issue of People magazine after having undergone several chemotherapy treatments. The 64-year-old Lunden shows that with or without hair, she’s beautiful inside and out. She told the magazine that she wanted to appear as she is, no wigs… Read more »

E-Cigarettes Won’t Help Smokers Quit Says New Study

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When e-cigarettes were initially released, the general reaction to them across the board was positive. They were intended to help those who smoked to be able to stop. They eliminated second-hand smoke and they provided smokers with a genuine, nicotine-charged alternative to lighting up. Then groups and individuals started getting concerned about what was being… Read more »

Bone Paste Could Repair Osteoporosis Damage

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Bone paste could halt the damaging effects of osteoporosis. The non-invasive treatment would use stem cells, which are encased in calcium phosphate microspheres. Although stem cells are capable of regenerating bone, the delicate cells usually die during or after transplantation. The spheres would protect the cells, while allowing them to regenerate the damaged bone. The… Read more »

Ebola Outbreak: Lockdown In Sierra Leone Deemed ‘Success’

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Officials in Ebola-stricken Sierra Leone are calling a three-day lockdown and curfew of citizens a success. Government officials in Sierra Leone called for the lockdown of the region after a spike in Ebola cases. Officials had hoped the policy would help health authorities identify infected individuals and allow them to properly dispose of victims’ bodies…. Read more »

Boy’s Food Allergies Allow Him To Eat Only Three Things

Boy Has Severe Allergies

The fact that people are allergic to certain types of food is not surprising, but have you heard about someone who can only eat bananas, potatoes, and carrots? That is the case with Max Billingham, a 2-year-old boy from Gateshead, England, who has severe food allergies. Max’s mother, Laura, said that it is difficult living… Read more »

How 5 People Reversed Their Diabetes With Food

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There has been an increase in the number of diabetes diagnoses in the past few years. According to the American Diabetes Association, in 2010, 25.8 million people had diabetes. In 2012, that number climbed to almost 30 million. Diabetes occurs when blood sugar levels become abnormally high. Type 1 diabetes occurs when the body does… Read more »