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Study: Pregnancy nausea drug won't harm fetus

MSNBC Health News - February 27, 2013 - 22:13
There's reassuring news for pregnant women miserable with morning sickness: A very large study in Denmark finds no evidence that using a popular anti-nausea drug will harm their babies.

Straight married couples healthier than gays

MSNBC Health News - February 27, 2013 - 21:54
Gay and lesbian couples living together report poorer health than straight married couples, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday, speculating that legalizing same-sex marriage could reduce the disparities.

No ruckus about Medicare cuts in sequester

MSNBC Health News - February 27, 2013 - 19:40
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, APWASHINGTON - Hospitals, doctors and other Medicare providers are on the hook for a 2 percent cut under looming government spending reductions. But they're not raising a ruckus. Why not?

IKEA stops selling all minced meat products from main supplier

MSNBC Health News - February 27, 2013 - 19:40
By Reuters staff STOCKHOLM - IKEA stopped selling all minced meat products from its main supplier, two days after taking its trademark meatballs from from the same Swedish supplier off menus over concerns they contained horsemeat. The world's No.

Drug-resistant gonorrhea cases spike in UK

MSNBC Health News - February 27, 2013 - 16:29
Gonorrhea cases have soared by 25 percent in the past year in England as superbug or drug-resistant strains of the sexually transmitted infection (STI) take hold worldwide, British health officials said on Wednesday.

How to deal with jerks: Give 'em the silent treatment

MSNBC Health News - February 27, 2013 - 14:18
Giving someone the silent treatment may not always be such a bad thing. It may actually be a good way to deal with someone who is acting like a jerk, a new study finds.

Reports of rare superbug jump in US, CDC says

MSNBC Health News - February 27, 2013 - 08:57

A sharp jump in the number of rare but potentially deadly types of a superbug resistant to nearly all last-resort antibiotics has prompted government health officials to renew warnings for U.S. hospitals, nursing homes and other health care settings.


'Amazing' results for diabetes patients after surgery

MSNBC Health News - February 26, 2013 - 22:58
A type of stomach surgery appears not only to have helped patients lose weight, but seems to have reversed the causes of their diabetes, doctors report.

Why some people love the burn of hot chili peppers

MSNBC Health News - February 26, 2013 - 21:09
By Tia Ghose, LiveScience Pain isn't always a pain. Sometimes it can actually feel good. People experience pleasure during a painful stimulus if the stimulus turns out to be less bad than they were expecting, new research suggests.

Advanced breast cancer rising in young women

MSNBC Health News - February 26, 2013 - 21:05

More young women are being diagnosed with advanced breast cancer, doctors reported on Tuesday. It is a very small increase in a group of people who only rarely develop cancer, but it’s significant enough to have experts asking why.




FDA halts Amgen study after teen patient death

MSNBC Health News - February 26, 2013 - 19:55
By AP staff WASHINGTON - Federal health regulators say they have halted Amgen's studies of its thyroid drug Sensipar after the death of a 14-year-old patient in a company trial.

Alcohol counseling may aid domestic abuse therapy

MSNBC Health News - February 26, 2013 - 19:55
By Kathryn Doyle, ReutersNEW YORK - For heavy drinkers in treatment for domestic violence problems, an extra therapy session targeting alcohol abuse may help to speed overall improvement in violent behavior, according to a new study.

FDA approves drug for painful sex in women

MSNBC Health News - February 26, 2013 - 19:33
By ReutersWASHINGTON - U.S.

Doctor says people can come back from 'death'

MSNBC Health News - February 26, 2013 - 17:08

Many scientists believe near-death tales of white light are hallucinations brought on by lack of oxygen. But one critical care doctor believes they are proof that consciousness does not end when the heart stops beating – and what we call death may be reversible.


Big sig? What your handwriting may reveal

MSNBC Health News - February 26, 2013 - 14:21
Large signatures are common among narcissists, new research finds. The study examined the signatures of more than 600 CEOs and found that the most outsized signers were among the highest paid, but were also more likely to run their companies into the ground.

Stressed? Do someone else (not yourself) a favor

MSNBC Health News - February 26, 2013 - 13:10

People who help others are less likely to die after stressful events, according to a study recently published in American Journal of Public Health.


Sequester cuts would hit elderly meals, childcare

MSNBC Health News - February 26, 2013 - 09:47
The budget sequester due to take effect on Friday would hit virtually every health program, from childhood vaccinations to Meals on Wheels, according to the Obama administration.

FDA expands approval of Bayer cancer drug

MSNBC Health News - February 26, 2013 - 01:03
The Food and Drug Administration on Monday expanded approval of a Bayer cancer pill to treat tumors of the intestinal tract that don't respond to other treatments.

What parents need to know about earaches

MSNBC Health News - February 25, 2013 - 23:42
Every parent worries about ear infections, often turning to the first line of defense: antibiotics. But according to new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued on Monday, doctors now say to hold off on the antibiotics for children older than six months.

Vitamin D may not protect older women's bones

MSNBC Health News - February 25, 2013 - 23:29
By Andrew M. Seaman, ReutersNEW YORK - Older women shouldn't take vitamin D and calcium supplements to prevent broken bones, and there's not enough evidence to say whether it would help anyone else either, says a U.S. government-backed panel.