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'John Doe' Patients Sometime Force Hospital Staff to Play Detective

'John Doe' Patients Sometime Force Hospital Staff to Play Detective

By Heidi de Marco | May 15
Hospital staffs sometimes must play detective when an unidentified patient arrives for care. Establishing identity helps avoid the treatment risks that come with not knowing a patient's medical history.

What Helps Prevent Dementia? Try Exercise, Not Vitamin Pills

What Helps Prevent Dementia? Try Exercise, Not Vitamin Pills

By Marilynn Marchione | May 15
If you want to save your brain, focus on keeping the rest of your body well with exercise and healthy habits rather than popping vitamin pills, new guidelines for preventing dementia advise.

Healthy Morning Recipes and Exercise for Spring

Healthy Morning Recipes and Exercise for Spring

May 14
Nikole Goncalves offers her tips and tricks for healthy morning eating and exercise.

UNAIDS and the LGBT Foundation Launch Groundbreaking Happiness Survey

UNAIDS and the LGBT Foundation Launch Groundbreaking Happiness Survey

May 14
UNAIDS and the LGBT Foundation have launched an online survey to evaluate happiness, sex and quality of life for LGBTI people. The data gathered will help to voice the concerns and advocate for improving the conditions and treatment of LGBTI people

Sunscreen Wouldn't Have Saved Bob Marley from Melanoma, and it Won't Help Other Dark-Skinned People

Sunscreen Wouldn't Have Saved Bob Marley from Melanoma, and it Won't Help Other Dark-Skinned People

May 14
The public health messages promoted by many clinicians and public health groups regarding sunscreen recommendations for dark skin people is incongruent with the available evidence.

Is It A Feminist Right To Want More Sex? One Company Thinks A Pill Is The Answer

Is It A Feminist Right To Want More Sex? One Company Thinks A Pill Is The Answer

By Rachel Bluth | May 13
Called "Right to Desire," a new website brands libido as a feminist "right," and its home page offers the defiant, in-your-face prompt: "Yes, I want my desire back."

7 Things 'Game of Thrones' Can Teach Us About Surviving Trauma

7 Things 'Game of Thrones' Can Teach Us About Surviving Trauma

May 13
Clinical psychologist Janina Scarlet reveals how "Game of Thrones" reveals how various personalities types respond to trauma.

More 'Heartbeat' Abortion Bans Advancing in South and Midwest

More 'Heartbeat' Abortion Bans Advancing in South and Midwest

By Russ Bynum | May 13
If a new Mississippi law survives a court challenge, it will be nearly impossible for most pregnant women to get an abortion there.

Bills Seek Special Consent for Pelvic Exams Under Anesthesia

Bills Seek Special Consent for Pelvic Exams Under Anesthesia

May 12
Bills introduced in roughly a dozen states this year would require that women undergoing gynecological surgeries give explicit approval to a pelvic exam beforehand.

Feds Want To Show Health Care Costs On Your Phone, But That Could Take Years

Feds Want To Show Health Care Costs On Your Phone, But That Could Take Years

By Fred Schulte | May 10
Federal officials are proposing new regulations that for the first time could allow patients to compare prices charged by various hospitals and other health care providers using data sent to their smartphones.

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