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  • Study extols the hip, health-conscious fist bump

    Study extols the hip, health-conscious fist bump
    Researchers with Aberystwyth University in the United Kingdom won a share of Monday’s news cycle with a hip way to start your next doctor’s visit. Instead of shaking hands with your caregiver, try a fist bump. Not because it looks cool,...
  • Animal behaviorists take a stand against breed-specific legislation

    Animal behaviorists take a stand against breed-specific legislation
    At the Animal Behavior Symposium July 25, the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) announced its rejection of breed-specific legislation (BSL) in a new position paper. Some communities -- ironically including Denver -- ban specific...
  • A federal food fight over the white potato

    Millions of women with infants and children in America need food. The federal program, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (known as WIC), has provided nourishing food (milk, eggs and bread) to those in need for more...
  • New strategies help smokers quit when nicotine replacement falls short

    Harvard Health Blog If you've ever smoked and tried to quit, you know how hard it can be. Nicotine is so addictive that smoking, or using tobacco in other forms, may be the toughest unhealthy habit to break. But it's possible to quit. Just ask the...
  • Birth control bait-and-switch [Editorial]

    Birth control bait-and-switch  [Editorial]
    In what on the surface seems like a remarkable turnaround, a number of conservative Republican Senate candidates this year are supporting a proposal to expand access to birth control by making it available without a prescription as an over-the-counter...
  • Another NRA victim [Editorial]

    Another NRA victim  [Editorial]
    Learning more about the causes of injury and death and recommending policies that might lengthen people's lives has long been the mission of the public health community. Under those circumstances, it's hardly surprising that those in the field are...
  • Why the GOP's new healthcare 'reform' plan looks so danged familiar

    Via Jonathan Cohn and Kevin Drum, it transpires that the House GOP majority is crafting a new healthcare "reform" program to substitute for the Affordable Care Act. It should surprise no one that the new plan incorporates two provisions that have been...
  • The global grip of cigarette smoking

    Fifty years ago this month, U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry announced the bombshell conclusions of a new report to a crowded room of journalists: Cigarette smoking causes lung cancer, is associated with other deadly illnesses and warrants remedial...
  • Andrew Jacobs Jr. dies at 81; Indiana congressman known for his thrift

    Andrew Jacobs Jr., a former longtime Indiana congressman known for turning down pay raises and PAC donations as well as for being an early opponent of the Vietnam War, died Saturday at his Indianapolis home. He was 81. He had been in declining health...
  • Clock ticks in Jahi McMath case; experts say court clash went too far

    OAKLAND — As the clock ticks toward a 5 p.m. deadline for Children's Hospital Oakland to remove a 13-year-old girl deemed brain-dead from a ventilator, experts in medical and legal ethics say there are no “gray areas” in the case and...
  • Doctors and teenage patients should talk more about sex, study says

    Doctors and teenage patients should talk more about sex, study says
    Both the American Medical Assn. and the American Academy of Pediatrics advise doctors to talk to their teenage patients about sex, but discussions about sexual feelings and health occurred in only 65% of the checkups analyzed in a new study. Even when...