Teenagers who have abortions do not appear to be at increased risk for depression or low self-esteem, according to the first nationally representative study to examine the issue. Jocelyn T. Warren of Oregon State University and her colleagues analyzed data collected from 289 teenage girls who reported having at least...
| September 24, 2010; 11:53 AM ET |
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The peppy mom played by actress Marcia Cross in the TV ads for Mott's Medleys juices asserts that "Sometimes getting kids to eat the way they should requires a little magic from Mom."
One in five gay men in the United States has HIV, and almost half of those who carry the virus are unaware that they are infected, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study released Thursday.
A new study published in this week's issue of the New England Journal of Medicine analyzed data gathered in Norway between 1996 and 2005 on more than 40,000 women in their 50s and 60s. Regular mammograms reduced the risk of dying from breast cancer by just 10 percent, which is far lower than had been thought,
The FDA on Wednesday approved the first oral disease-modifying drug for multiple sclerosis, making an appealing new treatment option available to hundreds of thousands of people with a common form of the disease.
According to recent reports, former President Bill Clinton has shown me up, eschewing not just cheeseburgers but every other meat. In the interest of staying trim and maintaining his post-presidential good health, Clinton, until recently a big fan of burgers and barbecue, now eats mostly plant-based foods and no dairy at all. The only food that separates him from a vegan, it appears, is the occasional serving of fish.
Even before a controversial new form of emergency contraception arrives on pharmacy shelves in the United States, opponents have launched a campaign to persuade pharmacists not to fill prescriptions for the drug. The Family Research Council is asking supporters to start lobbying their local pharmacists to refuse to dispense the drug, known as "ella."
The 80 entries in "What I Eat" are organized according to how many calories each person's daily menu contains. The range is astounding -- from 800 to 12,300 a day -- but most people's tallies hover around 2,000 calories. The book got me wondering how many calories I consume in a day. I don't count them. In fact, I deliberately shunned calorie-counting during my recent weight loss effort.
Provocative new research published today in the journal Pediatrics adds weight to the growing body of evidence that obesity isn't only a matter of behavior or genetics.