July 1, 2010 A federally funded study of testosterone supplements for older men was stopped after those receiving a daily gel had more cardiovascular problems.
What do you think of drug advertising?
July 1, 2010 Even though two-thirds of Americans recall having seen or heard a drug ad recently, only about 8 percent asked their doctors for a prescription.
Baby blue crabs found with oil droplets under their shells might not grow up to be like these guys.
July 1, 2010 Telltale golden drops of oil were found beneath the shells of post-larval blue crabs off the coast of Mississippi.
July 1, 2010 The new health law required the government set up a website to help consumers understand their health insurance options. The site, www.healthcare.gov, launched today.
Maybe even one candle is premature.
July 1, 2010 July 1 marks the start of concrete changes to the nation's health system under the overhaul.
July 1, 2010 The government has launched healthcare.gov -- a new one-stop service mandated by the health care law. The idea is to help people find and compare health insurance plans.
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Dermatologists hope the new tax will deter indoor tanning the same way tobacco taxes have helped cut down on smoking.
July 1, 2010 Indoor tanners must pay a 10 percent tax starting Thursday. Dermatologists hope this mandate will do for tanning beds what similar taxes have done for cigarettes -- encourage people to stop using them. But tanning salon owners say this is the last thing they need in a down economy.
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Nebraska lawmakers vote April 9 to ban abortion beyond 20 weeks after conception. The law is part of a national trend of state laws restricting abortion.
June 30, 2010 More than a dozen new laws have passed this year restricting abortion. In many states, the terms of the debate have changed to the fetus itself -- with requirements for ultrasounds or restrictions based on "fetal pain." Several of the new laws will face challenges in court.
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Keep those tainted treats away from me.
June 30, 2010 Recalls of dog food and vitamins this month show that salmonella contamination isn't just a problem for people.
June 30, 2010 Kagan says a veggie law would be dumb, Coburn says health law is, too, but not in so many words.
Light rail commuters like these in Charlotte, N.C., lost weight by taking the train.
June 30, 2010 Taking the train to work more than once a week helped North Carolina commuters lose more than six pounds per person.
Switch off the power for happiness.
June 29, 2010 Researchers say people over 65 watch three times more TV than younger adults. Yet older people enjoy their viewing far less.
The box liners of Froot Loops and other sweet Kellogg's cereals may make some people sick.
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June 29, 2010 Kellogg's prepared breakfast items have attracted the government's notice at least three times this year.
June 29, 2010 A government public health committee voted to uphold the FDA ban, which bars any man who's had sex with another man since 1977 from donating. The restriction was imposed in 1983 when there were no reliable tests for screening blood for HIV.
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Schools could play a role in fighting childhood obesity.
June 29, 2010 Fewer middle school students were obese after three years at schools that emphasized exercise and nutrition compared with those that did nothing special.
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