Posted 5:00 PM 4/30/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
TUESDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration late Tuesday approved the over-the-counter sale of Plan B One-Step, a version of the so-called "morning after" pill, for use as emergency contraception by girls and women aged 15 and older.
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Posted 3:00 PM 4/29/2013 by By Denise Mann
MONDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) -- New guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force call for virtually every adult to be routinely screened for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
The updated recommendations, which are published in the April 30 issue of the journal Annals of (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 4/26/2013 by By Amy Norton
FRIDAY, April 26 (HealthDay News) -- Noninvasive stimulation of an area of the brain linked to addiction seems to temporarily ease smokers' cravings for nicotine, a preliminary study finds.
The technique, called transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), is already approved in the United (More)
Posted 5:00 PM 4/25/2013 by By Kathleen Doheny
THURSDAY, April 25 (HealthDay News) -- Babies born with serious congenital heart defects are more likely to survive now than they were in the late 1970s, a new study finds. There is still plenty of room for improvement, however, the researchers added.
Over a 26-year period, they tracked (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 4/22/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) -- Mammograms can be used to see how well breast cancer patients are responding to treatment with the drug tamoxifen, a new study suggests.
Researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden report that women who saw a 20 percent or more reduction in breast (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 4/19/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, April 19 (HealthDay News) -- Older women who had their first baby when they were teenagers are more likely to be obese than those who were not teen moms, a new study finds.
Researchers analyzed data from the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and found that 44 (More)