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Breast Cancer Screening Isn’t Going Away—At Least Not Yet

because a new study shows that mammography may not save lives, don’t expect the organizations that set breast cancer screening guidelines to automatically adjust their recommendation...

Your Life is Terrible Because You Are a Commuter

en help you if you ride the bus for more than half an hour to work because that, according to a new study out Wednesday, is the worst possible commute you can have.The study, released ...

Women Who Stand By Their NuvaRing

e’s the 24-year-old who stopped breathing, had two heart attacks, and died on life support. There’s the mother whose two-year-old son watched her go into a seizure. And thereR...

Cheap Crack Pipes, Free Heroin, and Free Booze: The Evidence for Helping Addicts

ack pipe vending machine for addicts sounds like the punch line of a bad joke—but the same kind of ridicule has been lobbed at many measures to fight drug addiction and related harm t...

Among Kids, Soda Is Out, Energy and Coffee Drinks Are All the Buzz

are drinking less soda, but more coffee and energy drinks, according to a recent study.In research published in the journal Pediatrics, researchers looked at trends in caffeine intake...

A Colonoscopy Cam Is Coming to a Hospital Near You

FDA gave a pill-sized camera that can replace colonoscopies the green light on Monday.The PillCam Colon from Given Imaging contains a battery-operated camera that, once swallowed, t...

What Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Sponsor Could Have Done for Him

unting writeup in The New York Times Thursday detailed how actor Philip Seymour Hoffman spent his last days after relapsing back into heroin addiction and leaving the home he shared with his...

Merck to Dole Out $100 Million in NuvaRing Settlement

k & Co. agreed Friday to pay $100 million in product liability lawsuits that claimed its birth control product NuvaRing caused blood clots that led in some instances to fatal heart at...

Apple iWatch Watch: Is the Tech Giant Getting into the Fitness Biz?

e posted a job listing on its company’s website Thursday seeking an exercise physiologist to run cardiovascular fitness and energy expenditure tests, though it was later taken down.The...

For Many, Puerto Rico Retirement Far From Idyllic

GERMAN, Puerto Rico) — Maxi Fajardo smiles as she recalls moving to New York City from Puerto Rico in her late teens, falling in love, finding a job at the Chiclets factory and raisi...