ICYMI: “Chat-Worthy” News Recap

Recap for Week Ending Mar. 7, 2014: 

FDA To Increase Access To Generic Morning-After Pills Read article here

Women's health groups campaigned hard to make a generic — and often cheaper — emergency contraceptive pill more widely available.

New Law’s Demands on Doctors Have Many Seeking Networks Read article here

Women’s Health Harmed as Medical Studies Ignore Gender Read article here

Women’s Health Harmed as Medical Studies Miss Gender Differences

Doctors are key source of pain pills for chronic abusers Read article here


Inappropriate use of antibiotics endangers patients’ health Read article here

Antibiotic resistant bacteria

The Breast Cancer Racial Gap Read article here

Debrah Reid, who has breast cancer, at home in Memphis, where mortality risk is greater for blacks.

How The Mind-Body Aspects Of Yoga Can Help Breast Cancer Patients Read article here

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Home Births Increase to 37-Year High Read article here

A newborn baby is held in a woman's arms

Promising injectable medication may lower risk of contracting HIV Read article here

New hemophilia drugs aim to simplify treatment Read article here

Hemophilia patient Travis Roop is shown during his 2012 visit to Zion National Park in Utah, in this photo released to Reuters on February 26, 2014. For Roop, being able to get life-saving infusions of a blood clotting agent every two weeks, instead of rushing to treat a bleeding episode, meant he could jog for the first time. REUTERS/Gerry Roop/Handout via Reuters

Study: Rates of many mental disorders much higher in soldiers than in civilians Read article here

According to a Harvard Medical School professor,

White Noise Machines Could Hurt Babies’ Hearing, Study Suggests Read article here

Passive smoking ‘damages children’s arteries’ Read article here

passive smoke

DASH Diet Could Lower Kidney Stone Risk Read article here 

Eat Plants And Prosper: For Longevity, Go Easy On The Meat, Study Says Read article here

WHO cuts sugar intake recommendation in half Read article here

Avoid Sugar and Refined Carbohydrates

Two Reports Point to Possible Future AIDS ‘Cure’ Read article here

HIV-infected H9 T cell

Alzheimer’s Deaths May Rival Cancer, Heart Disease, Study Finds Read article here

Prostate removal may save more cancer victims’ lives than “watchful waiting”: Study Read article here

Study Ties High Levels of Vitamin D to Breast Cancer Survival Read article here

breast cancer

Measles Outbreak in Manhattan, the Bronx; 16 Cases Reported Read article here

Weird News Photos

Pfizer voluntarily recalls antidepressant after report of wrong drug in bottle Read article here