ALL POSTS BY Katrina Pascual

Breast Implants Produced By Brazilian Manufacturer Silimed Could Be Contaminated: What You Should Know

European and Australian regulators ring the alarm on Silimed breast implants and similar devices following contamination reports. Plastic surgeons have been called to suspend use of such products and connect with potentially affected patients.

Life September 26, 2015

Suppressing Your Emotions Can Harm Your Mental Health: What You Should Do Instead

UK mental health charity Mind encourages releasing bottled-up emotions and anxiety through crying. While tempting, always putting on a brave face can lead to serious health consequences.

Life September 25, 2015

Poor Americans Don’t Eat More Fast Food: CDC Finds No Correlation Between Fast Food Consumption And Income Status

New data from the CDC show there is no correlation between fast food intake and poverty status. Children from higher-income families in fact appear to be more reliant on restaurant fast food than poor kids.

Life September 24, 2015

Experts Warn Of Dangers Of Relaxed PSA Testing As Prostate Cancer Diagnoses Drop By 28 Percent

A new study has found a 28 percent drop in diagnoses of prostate cancer through PSA screening. Researchers warn against 'missed opportunities' in detecting and treating aggressive cancers.

Life September 24, 2015

Study Identifies Fruits And Vegetables Beneficial For Weight Loss: What To Eat To Trim Your Waistline

Certain fruits and veggies may aid in weight loss and management, according to a new study published in PLOS Medicine. These include apples and pears, berries and also non-starchy vegetables.

Life September 24, 2015

Pregnancy Complications Linked With Increased Death Risks From Heart Disease Later In Life

In a new study, pregnancy complications are associated with a greater risk of fatal heart disease later in life. These complications include pre-eclampsia, high blood sugar and a combination of high blood pressure and preterm delivery.

Life September 24, 2015

Experts Encourage Making Love After Heart Attack: Here’s Why

A German study looked at the link between sex and heart attacks and found that sexual activity carries no greater risk of triggering another attack than climbing the stairs or brisk-walking. They even encourage lovemaking as a form of physical activity for the heart.

Life September 23, 2015

California Launches Online Tool To Help Consumers Compare Healthcare Quality And Costs

California presents California Healthcare Compare, a website that offers prices for over 100 medical procedures and doctor quality ratings. It is part of the drive to increase transparency in healthcare costs.

Life September 23, 2015

Scientists Grow Human Sperm In Lab: Cure For Infertility Or Not?

French scientists say they have successfully grown human sperm in a top government lab in Lyon, France. What's next?

Life September 23, 2015

Dispose Of Expired Medications Properly, Turn Them In On National Drug Take Back Day

The National Take Back Day on Sept. 26 will accept expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs in local community collection sites for safe disposal.

Life September 22, 2015

High Cost Drives Some Medical Marijuana Patients in Minnesota to Buy Pot Illegally

Some state-registered medical marijuana patients in Minnesota have reverted to buying pot on the black market due to high, prohibitive costs.

Life September 22, 2015

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