Morning After Pill My Way

Some morning-after over-counter pill sales allowed

Generic versions of emergency contraception can be sold without a prescription or age restrictions while the federal government appeals a judge's ruling allowing the sales, an appeals court said Wednesday.…
Frozen Berry Mix

Frozen berry mix linked to hepatitis A recalled

An Oregon company is recalling a frozen berry mix sold to Costco and Harris Teeter stores after the product was linked to at least 34 hepatitis A illnesses in five states. …
Britain Malaria Mosquito

Stinky feet may lead to better malaria traps

LONDON (AP) — For decades, health officials have battled malaria with insecticides, bed nets and drugs. Now, scientists say there might be a potent new tool to fight th……

After NY inquiry, CareCredit to offer safeguards

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — GE Capital Retail Bank’s CareCredit LLC subsidiary will add consumer protections to its health care credit card — which can carry interest r……
Sunscreen

Sunscreen slows skin aging, if used often enough

If worry about skin cancer doesn't make you slather on sunscreen, maybe vanity will: New research provides some of the strongest evidence to date that near-daily sunscreen use can slow the aging of your skin.…
Diabetes Drug Safety Avandia

FDA weighs lifting safety restrictions on Avandia

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former blockbuster diabetes pill that was subjected to major safety restrictions in 2010 may be less risky than once thought, according to the late……
Obama Mental Health

Obama calls for end to mental illness stigma

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Monday that he wants to end the stigma of mental illness and enrolled the star power of actors Bradley Cooper and Glenn Clo……
Breast Cancer Genes Alicia Cook

Advice for black women on breast cancer gene risk

CHICAGO (AP) — New research suggests that bad genes may be responsible for more breast cancer cases in black women than has been previously known. About 1 in 5 African-A……

HPV a growing cause of upper throat cancer

ATLANTA (AP) — Doctors have known for some time that a sexually spread virus can cause some types of oral cancer. But actor Michael Douglas’ comments on his own th……