Tag: women

Diabetes tied to increased risk of hidden spinal fractures

(Reuters Health) – People with type 2 diabetes are more likely than others to develop spinal fractures that sometimes have no obvious symptoms but are tied to increased risk of future broken bones, a research review suggests. The analysis focused on so-called vertebral fractures, also known as compression fractures, that happen when bones in the […]

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Undeclared Viagra ingredient triggers libido-boosting supplement recall

A dietary supplement intended to boost libido in both men and women is facing arecall because the product contains an ingredient found in Viagra, a popular erectile dysfunction medication. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) late last week announced the recall of Med Man’s Up2 Dietary supplement because the product is contaminated with sildenafil, an “FDA-approved […]

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Trump says forthcoming vape policy may raise age requirement to 21

President Trump said his administration is expected to release a new policy on vaping next week that will explore an age requirement “of 21 or so.” “We have to take care of our kids most importantly,” Trump said, as he was leaving the White House on Friday. “So we’re going to have an age limit […]

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Does UK lag behind other rich nations on health and care?

The UK has fewer doctors and nurses and poorer access to elderly long-term care than other rich nations, a study shows. The OECD review also warned that many Brits were living unhealthy lives with high rates of drinking and obesity. But it praised the “strong access” to health care delivered by the NHS, saying there […]

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Left-handed women’s quirk over sense of smell

Scientists say they have discovered a biological anomaly that could change how we understand our sense of smell. The study in the journal Neuron shows some people can smell normally, despite missing the part of the brain that is considered to be crucial for smell – the olfactory bulbs. Lacking bulbs should cause anosmia (being […]

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(Reuters) – A federal judge blocked Alabama on Tuesday from enforcing the strictest abortion laws in the country, saying the ban on all abortions unless a mother’s health was in danger was unconstitutional. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, a Republican, had signed the bill into law in May and it was due to come into effect […]

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Reuters) – The fate of Missouri’s only abortion clinic was at stake on Monday, as a state arbiter heard arguments from Planned Parenthood and state officials who have threatened to close it and make Missouri the sole U.S. state without legal abortion services. FILE PHOTO: A banner stating “STILL HERE” hangs on […]

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Summer may have only recently given way to autumn, but it appears the flu season — often at its worst in the dead of winter — is starting to pick up, resulting in at least one death in New Mexico, state health officials announced this week. In a Wednesday statement, the New Mexico Department of […]

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Health officials in Alabama on Wednesday confirmed the first death in the state attributed to vaping. The patient, whose name and age was not revealed, was a man from East Alabama. No other details were provided by the Alabama Department of Public Health. NEBRASKA SEES 1ST VAPING-LINKED DEATH “As of October 1, there were 19 Alabama […]

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It’s easy to list some of the many everyday items invented and patented by women – the dishwasher, windscreen wipers, the board game Monopoly, to name but a few – but the world is still failing to take full advantage of women’s innovative ideas, a report suggests. Women inventors account for just under 13% of […]

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