Amgen’s postmenopausal osteoporosis drug wins FDA panel backing

Saumya Joseph, Aakash B (Reuters) - An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday that benefits of Amgen Inc’s osteoporosis treatment for postmenopausal women at high risk for fracture outweighed...

How to get your kids to sleep in their own bed

If the patter of tiny feet at 3am every night is resulting in huge bags under your eyes, these expert tips might just save your sanity. By Claire Lavelle Do you wake up every night with a...

China has culled more than 900,000 pigs due to African swine fever

Dominique Patton, Hallie Gu BEIJING (Reuters) - China has culled 916,000 pigs after around 100 outbreaks of African swine fever in the country, the agriculture ministry said on Tuesday, as the disease continues to spread...

It’s never too late to quit smoking before lung surgery

Carolyn Crist (Reuters Health) - Smokers who’ll be having surgery for lung cancer should quit smoking before the operation, and the sooner the better, a new study shows. Among patients who had surgery for lung cancer,...

Gay fathers face stigma as parents

Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Even as parenting by same-sex couples becomes more common in the U.S., many gay men and their families still experience discrimination and are stigmatized by relatives, neighbors, salespeople and other...

Why Your Heart Needs a Good Night’s Sleep

(HealthDay News) -- Six hours: That's the minimum amount of sleep per night you need to help your heart stay healthy, new research suggests. The study found that chronic lack of sleep and poor sleep...

One in five U.S. women delay birth control, increasing unwanted pregnancies

Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - One in five American women don’t start using birth control when they first start having sex, increasing their risk of unwanted pregnancies, a U.S. study suggests. Women who don’t use condoms,...

European nations weigh impact of Brexit on drug supplies

FRANKFURT/DUBLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s drug safety regulator has concluded that Brexit will not put its patients at risk of losing access to essential drugs, while Ireland has drawn up a list of 24 medicines...

Walgreens and Microsoft partner to develop digital healthcare services

(Reuters) - Drugstore chain Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc and Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday they have entered a seven-year agreement to research and develop new methods of delivering healthcare services through digital devices. As a...

Here’s Why Sexually Transmitted Infection Rates Are So High, According to STI Experts

By Erika Samoff, Ph.D., M.P.H. and Victoria Mobley, M.D., M.P.H.-  Self We’re seeing more sexually transmitted infections (STIs) now than ever before. As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced in August, rates...

Symmetry and strength: how to get guns like Sam Stosur’s

By Sarah Berry-  Daily Life Nine out of 10 of us don’t do enough weight training, even though its bevvy of benefits include improved metabolism, bone density, reduced body fat, reduced blood pressure and reduced...

Second U.S. judge blocks Trump administration birth control rules

Nate Raymond (Reuters) - A federal judge in Pennsylvania on Monday blocked the Trump administration from enforcing new rules allowing employers to obtain exemptions from an Obamacare requirement that they provide health insurance that covers...

Why So Many Women Travel to Denmark for Fertility Treatments

By Naina Bajekal/Copenhagen -  Time Holly Ryan knows the biological father of her children has two sisters, is a Coldplay fan, and doesn’t like eating chicken in pasta dishes. She knows his mother is a...

I Spent My Fertile Years Training to Be a Surgeon. Now, It Might Be...

By Arghavan Salles -  Time  “How do you envision your family looking?” My face crumpled and tears fell from my eyes as soon as the young doctor asked me this question. I reflexively reached for a...

Public mistrust after Congo election raises Ebola epidemic anxiety

By Kate, and, Health LONDON,  (Reuters) - Global health teams battling the world’s second largest Ebola epidemic in Democratic Republic of Congo fear an election dispute may deepen public mistrust and allow the epidemic to...

PSA: Healthy Eating Should Include Mental and Social Health, Too

By Jessica Jones, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E.- Self A funny thing happens when you’re a dietitian. People get nervous about food when you’re around. When I say people, I’m not talking about my clients in one-on-one counseling...

Kind of Gross, but Did You Know There Are Actually 2 Types of Earwax?

By Korin Miller- Self Earwax is one of those things that you probably think about for around 0.2 seconds every other month, if that. But we’re here to increase that frequency because we need to...

Why haven’t you started meditating, already? Why hasn’t everyone?

By Farhad Manjoo I've been a technology journalist for nearly 20 years and a tech devotee even longer. Over that time, I've been obsessed with how the digital experience scrambles how we make sense of...

Nail Color and Texture: What Nails Say About Your Health

Medicinenet.com Nails Can Reveal Your Health "By a man's fingernails...a man's calling is plainly revealed." So says Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in a Study in Scarlet, speaking as the famous detective Sherlock Holmes. Besides occupation, the...

7 ‘Weird’ Vagina Things That Are Actually Completely Normal

By Zahra Barnes- Self If you’re insecure about anything having to do with your vagina, chances are you don’t feel like you can work through those feelings with many people in your life. Although some...