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Can Calorie Counts Convince Teens Not to Buy Sugary Drinks?
How do you get teens to stop drinking sugary soda? Threaten them with exercise.
Rape and Violence: U.S. Survey Finds Much Higher Rates Than Thought
Every minute, 24 Americans suffer sexual or intimate-partner violence, according to an eye-opening new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That adds up to 12 million men and women victimized each …
FDA Warns About Misleading Lap-Band Surgery Ads in California
This week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent a warning letter to the Southern California marketing company 1-800-GET-THIN for using misleading advertising to promote Lap-Band weight-loss surgery.
CDC: Preventing Accidental Overdose in Young Kids at Home
Each year, one in 150 2-year-olds is rushed to the emergency room because of an unintentional overdose, a rate that’s increased 20% from just a few years ago, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most …
NTSB Calls for a National Ban on Cell Phones Behind the Wheel
On Tuesday, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) called for a nationwide ban on texting and calling behind the wheel. Many individual states and municipalities have their own prohibitions on cell-phone use while …
Healthiest U.S. States Ranked. Where Do You Live?
The rankings are out: The United Health Foundation recently released its annual list of the healthiest U.S. states. Where does your state rank?
FDA Calls for Clearer Risk Labeling for Yaz
No rest for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week. In addition to considering broadened access to the emergency contraceptive Plan B, an FDA panel decided on Thursday to update labeling on Bayer’s popular Yaz and …
Study: Cutting Carbs Two Days a Week Is Better than Full-Time Dieting
Good news for dieters who feel that counting calories has become a full-time job. According to new research, you might do better to cut carbs just two days a week instead of going low cal every day.
Children’s Cereal: More Sugar Than a Twinkie?
Some children’s cereals pack more sugar in a single cup than a Twinkie, according to a new report by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). And many others have more sugar per cup than three Chips Ahoy cookies.
U.S. Rejects FDA Advice to Sell Plan B One-Step Over the Counter
As Healthland reported yesterday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was preparing to remove the age restriction on the emergency contraception pill, Plan B One-Step, allowing its sale to teens under 17 without a prescription.
FDA May Remove Age Restrictions From Morning-After Pill Plan B
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may move to eliminate age restrictions for the morning-after emergency contraception pill, Plan B One-Step, according to several people involved with the deliberations who spoke with TIME Healthland.
Study: Older Runners Are Slower, But Still Efficient
Older runners may not beat out younger counterparts when it comes to speed or recovery time, but a new study finds that in some ways they’re just as efficient.