Health

11 September 2014

FDA approves new weight loss pill

Posted in Health, U.S. & World News

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new weight loss pill for only the third time in the last decade.Contrave, which works by decreasing appetite, was approved for people who are obese or ...

10 September 2014

Insomnia medications and Alzheimer's

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A new study suggests long-term use of many commonly prescribed drugs may be linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers followed a group of elderly adults taking valium, Xanax or similar medication ...

09 September 2014

Fall allergies

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Just because the blooming season is over, that doesn't mean allergies aren't still with us.     So, if you're wondering why you may be sneezing more, a fall allergy might be triggering your prob ...

02 September 2014

Ten benefits of breast feeding

Posted in Health, U.S. & World News

(NBC News)  New research finds that what your baby eats during his first year of life can have a tremendous impact on his health all the way through first grade.According to a series of new studies ...

28 August 2014

Ebola vaccine on the horizon?

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(NBC News)  An Ebola vaccine made in labs at the National Institutes of Health has shown promise in animal studies. Now human clinical trials are set to begin within the next week.The NIH's Nationa ...

26 August 2014

Too many c-sections?

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(KGW)  In the United States one in three pregnancies end in a C-section. Why so many?Some health experts now believe it's because doctors are using an outdated definition of labor and many of those ...

22 August 2014

Teen marijuana use on the rise

Posted in Health, Local

Medford, Ore. -- Some medical experts say the move to legalize marijuana is giving teens a false sense that marijuana is safe. Doctors says the brain isn't fully developed until about 26 years old ...

22 August 2014

Access says to check for recalled peanut and almond butters

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Medford, Ore. -- Access wants anyone who shops at their 25 local food pantries to check their cabinets for recalled peanut butter. The recalls affect Arrowhead Mills peanut butters and Marantha pean ...

20 August 2014

Smoking while pregnant could affect future grandchildren

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(NBC News) A new study reveals smoking while pregnant could affect the growth of your future grandchildren. British researchers found boys with non-smoking mothers, (but whose maternal grandmother s ...

20 August 2014

Teen birth rates decline

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(NBC News) A new government report shows the number of teenagers giving birth has declined over time. Since peaking in 1957, teen birth rates have steadily fallen and dropped 57% between 1991 and 20 ...