After breast cancer battle, lawmaker changes treatment rules

After breast cancer battle, lawmaker changes treatment rules

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – A Louisiana lawmaker’s bout with breast cancer has spurred her to change how the disease is treated in the state. Rep. Julie Stokes says she wanted to get the word out about […]

Dolphin study reveals bottlenose males create friendship circles

Dolphin study reveals bottlenose males create friendship circles

JUST when you thought you couldn’t adore dolphins any more, a new biology study has revealed just how human-like they really are. A study of 17 adult male bottlenose dolphins in Shark Bay, Western Australia, discovered they are the only animal in the world to give a name to members in their social circle, akin […]

Dr. Virginia Apgar, Creator of the Apgar Score, Saved Countless Babies

Dr. Virginia Apgar, Creator of the Apgar Score, Saved Countless Babies

Thursday’s <a href=”https://www.google.com/doodles/dr-virginia-apgars-109th-birthday”>Google Doodle honors Virginia Apgar, a doctor whose innovation has saved countless people’s lives. Dr. Virginia Apgar, who would have been 109 years old today (she died in 1974), was the obstetric anesthetist who developed a test for the health of newborn babies that is still used around the world today. The Apgar […]

E. coli outbreak linked to French Broad Farm prompts questions

E. coli outbreak linked to French Broad Farm prompts questions

CLOSE Health officials from almost every agency and organization warn raw milk often contains dangerous bacteria that can sicken or even kill people. Angela M Gosnell, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee Supporters of raw milk believe that it is healthier than pasteurized varieties.(Photo: Molly Bartels/AP) “Raw” milk is milk that hasn’t been pasteurized. Health officials from […]

I loved the sun in my youth, now I’m paying the price

I loved the sun in my youth, now I’m paying the price

My back is a road map of youthful indiscretion. I’ve lived in Florida for more than 50 years. I grew up spending long days at the beach – rain or shine, tanning and burning. I did just about everything to attract the sun – baby oil, aluminum foil, roasting for hours on end to achieve […]

Here’s why feeling disgusted keeps you healthy, study says

Here’s why feeling disgusted keeps you healthy, study says

Here’s why feeling disgusted keeps you healthy, study says  Atlanta Journal Constitution We evolved to find sex disgusting, according to a new study — and women may feel it more than men  Business Insider Are Germaphobes Healthier? Science Says This One Thing Gives Them The Upper Hand  Elite Daily Pathogen disgust | Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society […]

Man Sues CVS For Disclosing Viagra Prescription To Wife, Ruining His Marriage

Man Sues CVS For Disclosing Viagra Prescription To Wife, Ruining His Marriage

A New York man filed a lawsuit against CVS pharmacy for exposing his Viagra prescription to his wife that led to his “broken marriage,” reports said Monday. Michael Feinberg sued the drugstore chain for unspecified damages. According to the lawsuit obtained by the New York Post, Feinberg went to a Long Island CVS store to buy a prescription […]

Women, Alzheimer’s and diet: Eating for brain health

Women, Alzheimer’s and diet: Eating for brain health

Estrogen and brain health Several studies indicate supplemental estrogen may in fact protect the brain from adverse changes associated with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. A 2017 study in the journal Neurology found women who began HRT at the beginning of menopause had a decreased risk of Alzheimer’s a decade later. Other studies indicate women on […]

6 Common Breastfeeding Challenges And How To Overcome Them

6 Common Breastfeeding Challenges And How To Overcome Them

As breastfeeding moms, we come across trials daily that we need help to overcome. Are you lacking in moral support by your friends and family, or do you not have the guidance nearby to get you through these difficult challenges? You can get through these struggles and succeed with breastfeeding with the support of other […]

In US, 1 in 5 Young Adult Deaths Are Opioid-Related

In US, 1 in 5 Young Adult Deaths Are Opioid-Related

One out of every five deaths among young adults ages 24 to 35 in the United States is related to opioids, with men representing nearly 70 percent of these deaths, according to a new study led by Canadian researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. The study expands on research in Canadian populations. The researchers […]