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Drug-resistant tuberculosis a "time bomb," WHO chief says

The growing prevalence of drug-resistant tuberculosis is a "potentially explosive situation," the World Health Organization's director general, Margaret Chan, said today at the opening of a three-day meeting on the problem...

April 1, 2009 — Jordan Lite

House to vote on tobacco-regulation bill

House members are expected to approve a bill tonight that would authorize the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate cigarettes and other tobacco products.

April 1, 2009 — Jordan Lite

Green Porno, and Isabella Rossellini, return

You just couldn’t get enough. Well, good news for all you Green Porno fans: the Isabella Rossellini insect mating vehicle is back.

Yes, the actress and model returns today with the second season of the program, which features Rossellini, 56, acting out (in costume and with evocative sound effects) how critters reproduce...

April 1, 2009 — Jordan Lite

EPA to monitor air outside toxic schools

Environmental regulators will measure the air quality outside 62 schools in 22 states, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today, following news reports that questioned whether schools located in "toxic hotspots" near large industrial facilities and in urban areas were safe for kids...

March 31, 2009 — Jordan Lite

Depression screens needed for teens

All teens should be screened for depression, even if they don’t necessarily show signs of the blues, an influential government panel is recommending, noting that the majority of afflicted teens aren’t diagnosed or treated even though there are effective therapies...

March 30, 2009 — Jordan Lite

North Korean rocket seen in satellite photo, group says

A nonprofit that studies science and international security says a satellite photo shows a North Korean rocket on a launch pad. North Korea has said it plans to send a commercial satellite into space next month that will be strapped to a rocket—but neighboring countries believe the real plan is to test the country's long-range missile technology, the Associated Press reports...

March 30, 2009 — Jordan Lite

Americans eating too much salt

Hold the salt.

Americans are eating far more salt than is healthy, and those for whom it's especially dangerous  (including the elderly, African-Americans and people with high blood pressure) are consuming twice as much as they should, federal health officials warned yesterday...

March 27, 2009 — Jordan Lite

France to pay nuclear testing victims

France has established a $13.5 million (10 million euro) fund to compensate people who claimed they became sick as a result of its four decades of nuclear testing in Algeria and French Polynesia, government officials announced yesterday...

March 25, 2009 — Jordan Lite

Circumcision cuts risk of herpes, HPV

Circumcision is often touted for its potential health benefits: reduced risk of urinary tract infections for baby boys, and lower rates of HIV in teens and men.

March 25, 2009 — Jordan Lite

Obama cites North Dakota floods in call for climate change action

President Obama says potentially historic flood levels in North Dakota are a clear example of why steps need to be taken to stop global warming. Heavy rain and blizzards have caused eight rivers in the state to swell to flood levels and emergency management officials are warily watching the Red River, which could surpass record levels late this week...

March 25, 2009 — Jordan Lite

NOAA's Lubchenco calls for national climate service

Jane Lubchenco, the newly confirmed director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), says she wants to create a national climate service that would predict the effects of global warming on communities, similarly to how the National Weather Service sends out info about the weather...

March 24, 2009 — Jordan Lite

Plan B must be available to 17-year-olds, too, judge rules

Drug regulators must make the morning-after pill available over the counter to girls as young as age 17, a federal judge in New York ruled yesterday, suggesting that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) consider making the medication accessible to younger girls, as well...

March 24, 2009 — Jordan Lite

Too much red meat can be deadly, study says

Is that extra bite of red meat really going to kill you? If it's your fourth ounce in a day, it might.

People who eat the most red meat daily (about four ounces) are about a third more likely to die over a given decade than those who eat the least (about 19 grams), according to new research set to be published tomorrow in the Archives of Internal Medicine ...

March 23, 2009 — Jordan Lite
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