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FDA panel rejects Depomed menopause treatment

March 4, 2013 - 21:32
Shares of Depomed slid Friday after a panel of advisers to the Food and Drug Administration overwhelmingly voted against its drug to treat hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause.

People who exercise get better sleep, poll finds

March 4, 2013 - 18:45
By Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily People who exercise, even lightly, report sleeping better than individuals who don't exercise, according to results from a new poll.

Monster says its drinks didn't kill girl, 14

March 4, 2013 - 17:47
The death of a 14-year-old girl who has become the poster child for banning caffeine-fueled energy drinks can't be blamed on the beverages, lawyers for the Monster Beverage Corp. said Monday.

Policy questioned after nurse refuses to do CPR

March 4, 2013 - 17:25

A California 911 dispatcher begs a nurse at an independent living facility to perform CPR on an elderly woman who collapsed, fell unconscious and was barely breathing. The call and the response are raising questions over policies at some senior facilities.

Languages, cultures challenge health reform

March 4, 2013 - 15:54
States with large and diverse immigrant populations are struggling to translate health reform's changes to their citizens.

$5,000 online baby-name contest revealed as hoax

March 4, 2013 - 14:47
The woman who claimed she won a $5,000 contest on a baby-name website to have an online vote determine her baby’s name is actually an actress, hired by the website’s founder to drum up publicity, the actress and website founder confessed.

A baby now free of HIV has doctors talking

March 3, 2013 - 21:33

A baby born infected with the AIDS virus who got immediate treatment now has no detectable virus in her blood – not quite a cure, but so close to one that it has doctors talking.

Nurse refuses to perform CPR despite 911 plea

March 3, 2013 - 13:18
An elderly woman being cared for at a California retirement facility died following the refusal of a nurse at the facility to perform CPR on the woman after she collapsed, authorities said.

Birth mother shares adoption story of heartbreak, hope

March 3, 2013 - 04:10

One college student chronicled her unplanned pregnancy, delivery and decision to give her baby up for adoption in heartbreaking detail, giving an articulate voice to someone we don’t often hear from in the adoption process: the birth mother.

No salmonella in candy eggs after all, firm says

March 2, 2013 - 16:05
An Indiana firm that recalled its Zachary Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Eggs less than a month before Easter over fears of salmonella contamination now says that a test was wrong and the candy is fine.

Opinion: NFL should ban sexual orientation queries

March 1, 2013 - 23:04

University of Colorado tight end Nick Kasa is trying to get drafted so he can play for an NFL team. But does he “like girls?" It is surely nobody’s business but his own, writes bioethicist Arthur Caplan.

Surprise! These stay bigger after pregnancy

March 1, 2013 - 22:17

Pregnancy may increase a woman's foot size, a change that appears to be permanent, according to a new study. Researchers measured the arch height and foot length of 49 women during their pregnancy and five months after they had given birth.

When to let go forever - it flummoxes even the experts

March 1, 2013 - 18:35
My father, sister and I sat in the near-empty Chinese restaurant, picking at our plates, unable to avoid the question that we'd gathered to discuss: When was it time to let Mom die?

BPA exposure linked to children's asthma risk

March 1, 2013 - 16:12
Children exposed to the chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, may be at an increased risk for asthma, a new study suggests.

FDA: Bone drug ingredient linked to cancer risk

March 1, 2013 - 16:06
Staff reviewers for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said that a potential increased risk of cancer with drugs containing calcitonin salmon appears plausible.

It's OK to walk during your run, study suggests

March 1, 2013 - 12:45

Didn't manage to finish your latest run without taking a breather? Don't be so hard on yourself. Walking during your run isn't cheating – it's actually your body's natural way of preserving energy.

Mom defends letting the Web name her baby

March 1, 2013 - 09:17

A 27-year-old mom who agreed to let the Internet choose her unborn baby’s name as part of an online contest for $5,000 doesn’t know what all the fuss is about.

Chocolate eggs recalled for salmonella

February 28, 2013 - 21:24
Zachary Confections Inc. of Frankfort, Ind., has recalled certain lots of its Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Eggs and suspended further production because the treats may be contaminated with salmonella.

4 charged in salmonella outbreak plead not guilty

February 28, 2013 - 20:57
Four people charged in connection with a 2009 salmonella outbreak in peanuts that killed nine and sickened hundreds pleaded not guilty Thursday to all charges.