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FDA approves marketing for a contraception app for the 1st time

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Can an app be more effective than the pill?
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Long-term Exposure to Secondhand Smoke May Up COPD Death Risk

Long-term Exposure to Secondhand Smoke May Up COPD Death Risk

Childhood exposure to passive smoking or secondhand smoke may increase chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and death risk in adulthood. Read more ...

Eight and Nine-year-olds Experience Body Image Issues

Eight and Nine-year-olds Experience Body Image Issues

Girls tended to be more dissatisfied with their bodies than boys, but boys with higher hormone levels also felt unhappy with their physical shape. Read more ...

Pregnant women exposed to DDT are TWICE as likely to have children with autism

Pregnant women exposed to DDT are TWICE as likely to have children with autism

When Columbia University researchers found biomarkers for the potent bug killer DDT in pregnant Finnish women's blood, they were twice as likely to have a child with autism and... Read more ...

New study suggests that inadequate sleep is costing the world billions of...

New study suggests that inadequate sleep is costing the world billions of dollars in financial loss

According to a study, sleep doesn't just affect your mental and physical health. It's possible that “insufficient sleep could also have grave economic consequences.” The... Read more ...

Carotenoids and omega-3s are crucial for healthy eyes, one of the most...

Carotenoids and omega-3s are crucial for healthy eyes, one of the most metabolically active tissues in the body

Foods rich in carotenoids aren't the only things that can boost eye health, according to Dr. John Paul SanGiovanni, a federally funded researcher who specializes in the topic... Read more ...

Weight gain after quitting smoking increases a person's type 2 diabetes risk...

Weight gain after quitting smoking increases a person's type 2 diabetes risk by more than 20% 

A study from Harvard University has found that those who gained weight after quitting smoking had a 22 percent higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes in comparison with... Read more ...

Shortly after my son was born, the panic attacks started

Shortly after my son was born, the panic attacks started

My first panic attack happened while I was browsing shelving units at Ikea. I was shaking, my leg kept banging into my seven-month-old son's stroller and my heart was beating... Read more ...

Scientists give mice back their vision for the first time ever using gene...

Scientists give mice back their vision for the first time ever using gene therapy

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health have worked out how to turn non-photoreceptor cells into rods in the eyes of blind mice for the first time ever, restoring site... Read more ...

Nuffield Health patient returns to work after surgery sorts sciatica

Nuffield Health patient returns to work after surgery sorts sciatica

Patient talks of 'first class' experience at Nuffield Health Vale Hospital after successful surgery Read more ...

Treating Type 2 diabetes with this traditional Thai herbal extract

Treating Type 2 diabetes with this traditional Thai herbal extract

Mathurameha, also known as Mathura Meha, is a traditional herbal formula used as alternative treatment for people with diabetes in Thailand. In a study published at BMC... Read more ...