Month: November 2013

Morning-after pill ineffective for heavier women

Turns out, that morning-after pill may not be so effective at preventing pregnancy – at least not if you weigh more than 165 pounds. The European manufacturer of an emergency contraception […]

Snorting Smarties

A third-grader in Georgia was suspended from school this week for crushing up Smarties candies and snorting the powder. Is this really going to become a thing kids do? The 9-year-old was […]

Mom fined for kids’ ‘lunch box supplement’

A parent in Manitoba, Canada was fined for sending her kids to daycare with “unbalanced” lunches. But before you applaud the daycare for pushing for healthy lunches, consider what the mother […]

Unapproved meningitis vaccines for college students

A meningitis outbreak has school officials ordering a vaccine not yet approved in the U.S. to try and stop the spread of the disease on the Princeton University campus. The vaccine […]

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ has herpes

First, let me start by saying: Ewwww. “Fifty Shades of Grey” has herpes. Yes, you read that correctly. Two Belgian university professors performed bacteriology and toxicology tests on the 10 most borrowed books […]

FDA: Say “No” to crispy fries

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration continues to be the tastes-good-but-is-bad-for-you food buzzkill. This week, the FDA is reminding people to cut down the extra crispy French fries and certain other […]

Advertising the ACA

Turns out, the Affordable Care Act has a funny side. For the last couple months, health officials have been trying to spread the word about the new insurance exchanges created under […]

Saying goodbye to trans fat?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is taking aim at trans fats and intends to take action to keep the fats out of the American food supply. The FDA announced today […]

Marketing fast food to kids

Fast food restaurants may be touting efforts to promote healthier options to children, but they still have a long way to go to make a meaningful impact, according to a […]

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