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  • Exercise may help ease depression in heart failure

    Exercise may help ease depression in heart failure
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with heart failure who are also depressed may benefit from regular, moderate exercise, a new study suggests. Researchers found patients who exercised an hour and a half to two hours per week had slightly lower...
  • The GOP war on women continues

    The GOP war on women continues
    There has always been something truly unseemly about the desire of conservatives in Congress to assert their control over the residents of the District of Columbia. Not only because it represents a white and male-dominated culture forcing its values on...
  • Activists grill producers of modified corn

    Activists grill producers of modified corn
    As the Midwest crunches into sweet corn season, a new type will be appearing on grocery store shelves — even though shoppers have no way to recognize it. It's genetically modified sweet corn from the biotech giant Monsanto, engineered to resist a...
  • Is there an 'obesity paradox' in diabetes?

    Is there an 'obesity paradox' in diabetes?
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Obesity and diabetes might not be the double whammy you'd expect, according to a fresh look at older studies. Surprisingly, researchers found that overweight and obese people who get diagnosed with the blood sugar disorder...
  • 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...
  • Weight loss programs don't have to be expensive to work

    Weight loss programs don't have to be expensive to work
    Good luck to Jessica Weiderholdt in keeping her 70 pounds off ("Teacher adopts new diet, lifestyle," June 20). However, the article looks like an advertisement for Beachbody exercise and Shakeology drinks. The American Medical Association has agreed...
  • Ambivalent about gay blood ban? Think again.

    Ambivalent about gay blood ban? Think again.
    I hate needles, and I've always deferred to doctors and scientists when it comes to questions of medical importance. Suffice it to say I've been ambivalent since I was a teen about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's ban on gay men donating blood....
  • Diseased or just fat?

    Diseased or just fat?
    Last week's decision by the American Medical Association to categorize obesity as a disease brought out the expected reaction — cheers from advocates who believe this growing health threat has been neglected and a collective shrug from others who...
  • Rx for electronic records

    Rx for electronic records
    A critical opportunity to improve U.S. health care finally lies within reach. In 2004, then-President George Bush announced the goal to have a national electronic health records (EHR) system in place in 10 years. Tragically, EHR development had become...
  • Vegans and vegetarians live longer

    Vegans and vegetarians live longer
    Time magazine reports that vegetarians live longer than their meat-chomping friends. Meanwhile, a six-year study of 70,000 Seventh-Day Adventists, published in the current issue of the American Medical Association's Journal of Internal Medicine, found...
  • More salt in food, but should we take recommended limits with a grain of skepticism?

    More salt in food, but should we take recommended limits with a grain of skepticism?
    While many doctors urge patients to curb their sodium intake for better health, the processed food and restaurant industries continue to spike products with large amounts of sodium, according to a recent study. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans in...