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  • Parents, skip weight talk and focus on eating advice, study suggests

    Parents, skip weight talk and focus on eating advice, study suggests
    There's a growing list of things that clearly do NOT work in helping someone who's carrying too much weight trim down. Shaming, teasing and hectoring stand a good chance of backfiring, and it remains to be seen whether treating obesity as a disease --...
  • Study finds concussions common in teens

    Study finds concussions common in teens
    New research from Canada has found that roughly 1 in 5  adolescents has probably suffered a traumatic brain injury--a figure that suggests severe concussion among children and adolescents may be far more common than has been estimated. The new study...
  • Finding a balance with hormone replacement therapy

    Finding a balance with hormone replacement therapy
    After a decade of rancorous debate over the risks and benefits of menopausal hormone therapy, experts from more than a dozen top medical organizations worldwide have finally come to something resembling a consensus. What did they decide, and why are women...
  • Wendy Davis' abortion law filibuster may be a 'Texas Spring'

    Wendy Davis' abortion law filibuster may be a 'Texas Spring'
    Abortion rights supporters may as well put away those champagne glasses. Jubilation probably came a bit prematurely for those celebrating the demise of the Texas measure that would turn back the clock on reproductive rights. While many thought...
  • USDA releases new school snack standards: Doughnuts, cookies out

    USDA releases new school snack standards: Doughnuts, cookies out
    Public schoolchildren have exactly one more school year to buy high-calorie sandwich cookies and sugary energy drinks from vending machines and snack bars at school. Beginning in the 2014-15 school year, public schools across the country will have to...
  • Guantanamo detention center remains a stain on our national character

    Nearly 10 years ago, I reacted with horror and disdain as President George W. Bush gleefully took credit for extra-judicial killings and indefinite detention of suspected terrorists. I thought: "How could a president throw away the basic principle of...
  • From the Doctor's Corner: Good news about genetic cancer risks

    The recent disclosure by actress Angelina Jolie that she had undergone elective bilateral mastectomies to reduce her risk of breast cancer provides an opportunity to understand the science behind the BRCA gene mutation she carries. Jolie's mother died...
  • A force-feeding disgrace at Guantanamo

    A force-feeding disgrace at Guantanamo
    Prominent senators, the American Medical Assn., human rights activists and a federal judge agree: The force-feeding of more than 40 hunger strikers at the prison at Guantanamo Bay is a disgrace. What's more, it also appears to be a violation of...
  • Jenny McCarthy on 'View': A new forum for discredited autism theories

    Comedienne turned Playboy centerfold turned autism advocate Jenny McCarthy may not have a medical degree like Dr. Mehmet Oz. But she has publicly embraced some medical opinions that are even more flimsily supported by scientific evidence than some of...
  • Hormone reduction for prostate cancer may harm kidneys

    Hormone reduction for prostate cancer may harm kidneys
    As the use of hormone reduction therapy becomes increasingly common in the treatment of prostate cancer, a new study has linked the practice to an increased risk of acute kidney injury. In a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical...
  • Is Boy Scouts' ban on the severely obese severely misguided?

    This week through July 24, about 40,000 Boy Scouts and their leaders are descending on a vast encampment in the hills of southern West Virginia to engage in traditional Boy Scout pastimes — hiking, shooting, repelling, orienteering, swimming,...