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Some Birth Control Pills Can Double Breast Cancer Risk

Posted On August 01, 2014

(Undated) -- Women taking birth control pills containing both the progestin and estrogen hormones are 50 percent more likely to develop breast cancer. Researchers say that's what they found when comparing women who had taken the so-called combined pill in the past year with those who'd either never used it or hadn't taken it for…

Obamacare Website Tab Already Up To $840-Million

Posted On July 31, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- Healthcare.gov is one very expensive website. A new report by the Government Accountability Office shows the site at the heart of enrollment under the Affordable Care Act has cost 840-million dollars, and the tab is still going up. The money wasn't well spent. The GAO says the Center for Medicare and Medicaid…

Johnson & Johnson Warns Doctors To Avoid Surgical Tool

Posted On July 31, 2014

(Undated) -- Johnson and Johnson is warning surgeons not to use a surgical instrument that's been found to spread uterine cancer. In April, the company stopped selling the tools that were used in hysterectomies and fibroid-removal surgery. The Food and Drug Administration issued a warning at that time. Since then, studies have found that a…

Surgeon General Warns About Skin Cancer Dangers

Posted On July 31, 2014

(Undated) -- A new report blames sunbathing and tanning beds for rising rates of skin cancer. The acting U.S. Surgeon General issued a report about the dangers of tanning on Tuesday. It cites a 200 percent increase in skin cancer cases since 1973. Dermatologists also say they're seeing an increasing number of young patients with…

Cold Weather Kills Thousands Every Year

Posted On July 31, 2014

(Undated) -- Cold is more hazardous for Americans than any other type of weather. At least two thousand Americans are killed by bad weather every year. The National Center for Health Statistics reports today that about two-thirds of those deaths can be blamed on cold weather. The study also found that heat-related deaths are higher…