Though the duodenal switch technique has weight loss advantages, a new study found that it also comes with extra blood loss and longer hospital stays, and more patients who had the procedure ended up with nutrient deficiencies.
In the new study, LA teens who had sent racy texts were seven times more likely to be sexually active than those who said they'd never sexted.
Researchers found that for every 1,000 mg of extra sodium in the children's diets, there was a one-point rise increase in blood pressure.
The American Civil Liberties Union sued Alabama in 2011 for what the group contends is a discriminatory practice that prevents most HIV-positive inmates from participating in rehabilitation and retraining programs important for their success after prison.
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Patients who attended a combination of physical and talk therapy, relaxation techniques and spiritual discussions reported a stable quality of life during treatment, while cancer patients who didn't get the extra help declined on those measures.
A study found that older men that with a diet rich in antioxidants had fewer DNA-stand breaks in their sperm, a mark of genetic quality.
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Sep 13, 2012
Bloomberg Large Soda Ban Passed By NYC Health Board, 8-0
Starting March 12, food businesses regulated by the city will not be able to sell many sugary drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces.
Katy Hayes, 44, of Kingwood, Texas, will receive two new arms above the elbow.
Science Health & Medicine
Sep 11, 2012
Dengue Vaccine Falters At Trial -- Knocks Out Only 3 Out Of 4 Viruses
Because dengue is caused by one of four kinds of closely related viruses, it's been especially difficult to develop a single vaccine versatile enough to protect against it. Now, an international team of researchers says they've made a breakthrough, but the vaccine ...
Between 40,000 and 90,000 emergency workers and volunteers spent time sifting through the remains at Ground Zero, and were exposed to toxic materials that have been blamed for a range of respiratory illnesses and other ailments.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has recognized about 50 forms of cancer as byproducts of being near Ground Zero during and in the months following 9/11. That opens the door to monitoring and treatment for survivors, first responders and nearby residents.
The number of uninsured people between the ages of 19 and 25 fell to its lowest level since 2007.
In the random population sample of adult women who answered a questionnaire and were monitored while sleeping, half experienced at least five episodes an hour when they stopped breathing for longer than 10 seconds, the minimum definition of sleep apnea.
After encountering arterial aneurysms - dangerous bulges in a blood vessel wall - in the shoulders of a half dozen pro volleyballers, Dutch researchers canvassed nearly 100 players to see how many more had possible signs of the same injury.
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10:42 am EDT Even if some complications such as bleeding happen less frequently with robotic surgery, it's possible men who get that procedure may have more sexual or urinary problems further down the road.
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11:50 am EDT Researchers found that almost twice as many users significantly cut back on marijuana following four hour-long phone counseling sessions compared to those who were put on a treatment waiting list.
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