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Risk-taking teens, young adults infected by, spreading HIV

MSNBC Health News - November 27, 2012 - 23:55
AIDS is alive and well in a new generation of teenagers and young adults, most of them young men, who are having risky sex, often fueled by drugs or alcohol, U.S. officials said Tuesday.

Judge orders tobacco firms to say they lied

MSNBC Health News - November 27, 2012 - 22:58
A federal judge on Tuesday ordered tobacco companies to publish corrective statements that say they lied about the dangers of smoking and that disclose smoking's health effects, including the death on average of 1,200 people a day.

Porn stars have high self esteem, study says

MSNBC Health News - November 27, 2012 - 22:39
Porn actresses report higher self-esteem, more positive feelings and greater levels of spirituality than other women, a new study finds.

Acne in women can signal hormone problems

MSNBC Health News - November 27, 2012 - 20:07
By Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDailyAcne in adult women is common, but in some cases, it can signal an underlying hormonal disorder, experts say.

Quit touching your face, flu researchers say

MSNBC Health News - November 27, 2012 - 20:07
By Karen Rowan, MyHealthNewsDaily During cold and flu season, we're inundated with messages to wash our hands frequently.

Practice makes the perfect liar

MSNBC Health News - November 27, 2012 - 20:00
By Tia Ghose, LiveScience The more you practice a lie, the better you get at it, say the results of a new study. Published Nov.

CSI: Ramallah, the science of exhuming Arafat

MSNBC Health News - November 27, 2012 - 20:00

Investigators who exhumed the body of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat on will be testing samples of tissue, possibly bone, and hair, a forensic specialist says. But they’ll be up against the clock in trying to detect the radioactive substance some suspect  poisoned him.


Traffic pollution tied to autism risk: study

MSNBC Health News - November 27, 2012 - 19:15
Babies exposed to lots of traffic-related air pollution in the womb and during their first year of life are more likely to devleop autism, according to a U.S. study.

Grapefruit may turn more drugs deadly

MSNBC Health News - November 27, 2012 - 13:24

If you kick-start your day with a glass of grapefruit juice, be careful. Canadian scientists say the number of common prescription drugs that can interact badly with the tart citrus is climbing, with the potential for dangerous, even deadly, results.


Organ transplant pioneer Joseph Murray dies at 93

MSNBC Health News - November 27, 2012 - 06:28

(Reuters) - Dr. Joseph Murray, the surgeon who carried out the first successful kidney transplant and later won a Nobel Prize for his work in medicine and physiology, died on Monday in Boston at the age of 93.


FDA suspends NM peanut plant registration

MSNBC Health News - November 26, 2012 - 22:45
Federal Food and Drug Administration officials have suspended the food facility registration of a New Mexico peanut producer linked to more than 40 illnesses and the recall of vast quantities of peanuts and peanut butter from retailers such as Trader Joe's.

This is your brain on exercise

MSNBC Health News - November 26, 2012 - 21:38

Seniors who fit in the most daily physical activity – from raking leaves to dancing – can have more gray matter in important brain regions, researchers reported on Monday.


Smiling men can make women act subordinate

MSNBC Health News - November 26, 2012 - 19:57

It doesn't get more harmless than a smile, right? Well, not exactly. A man's smile can actually make a woman more subordinate, according to new research in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.




Smiling men can make women more subordinate

MSNBC Health News - November 26, 2012 - 19:57
It doesn't get more harmless than a smile, right? Well, not exactly. A man's smile can actually make a woman more subordinate, according to new research in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

Pediatricians: Girls should get just-in-case Plan B

MSNBC Health News - November 26, 2012 - 16:16
Pediatricians treating teenaged girls should consider writing just-in-case prescriptions for the morning-after pill, the the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) said on Monday.

Men are better at remembering where they parked

MSNBC Health News - November 26, 2012 - 14:14

Men and women rely on different strategies to find their car in a crowded parking lot, like the ones many will be navigating today at Black Friday's crowded shopping malls. 


Nurses boost flu shot rates more than docs

MSNBC Health News - November 26, 2012 - 00:24
More elderly and at-risk adults get their flu and pneumonia vaccinations when the shots are coordinated and given by nurses instead of doctors, according to a North American study.

8 sneaky ways to avoid holiday pounds

MSNBC Health News - November 25, 2012 - 17:49

Trying to lose those pesky 10 pounds you gained on summer vacation or wondering how to prevent packing them on over the holidays? New research shows it can be done, 100 calories at a time.


After Sandy’s deluge, mold and dust pose threats

MSNBC Health News - November 25, 2012 - 09:55

Residents of the tight-knit community of Breezy Point, N.Y., who lost so much to Superstorm Sandy, are navigating new threats to stay healthy.


4 new SARS-like virus cases found, WHO says

MSNBC Health News - November 24, 2012 - 05:25
A new virus from the same family as SARS that sparked a global alert in September has now killed two people in Saudi Arabia, and total cases there and in Qatar have reached six, the World Health Organization said Friday.