Health Roundup: New Hope For Male Pill

Researchers have a lead in the long search for a male pill. Also: Preschoolers who can resist treats may also resist adult obesity.

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  • Most people aren't meeting exercise guidelines
    Most adults in the USA aren't meeting the federal physical activity recommendations for both aerobic exercise and muscle-strengthening activity, according to government statistics out today. About 79% of adults don't meet the physical activity guidelines that advise getting at least 2½ hours a week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity such as brisk walking, or one hour and 15 minutes a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity, such as jogging. More
  • US suicide rate rose sharply among middle-aged
    Health officials say suicides among middle-aged Americans climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, a period that included the recession. Overall, the suicide rate for the age group jumped 28 percent from 1999 to 2010. And among whites, it shot up 40 percent.... More
  • Cost of feeding a family of four: $146 to $289 a week
    Latest statistics give a range of prices for feeding a family of four a healthy diet. The cost of feeding a family of four a healthy diet can run $146 to $289 a week, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. More
  • 2-year-old girl gets windpipe made from stem cells
    A 2-year-old girl born without a windpipe now has a new one grown from her own stem cells, the youngest patient in the world to benefit from the experimental treatment.... More
  • Bayer to pay $1.1B for California firm Conceptus
    Germany drug company Bayer AG says it intends to buy California-based Conceptus to expand its birth control offerings. Bayer said Monday it would launch a pupublicblic offer to pay $31.00 per share for all the stock in Conceptus, Inc. That means Bayer would pay $1.1 billion. More
  • The horrors of TMJ: Chronic pain, metal jaws and futile treatments
    Dentists have attempted to heal TMJ patients for close to a century, and yet the disorders remain misunderstood, under-researched and ineffectively treated, according to a recent investigation.
    04/16/2024 - 2:29 am | View Link
  • Roundup: Flags at half-mast, Sydney Opera House lit up in tribute to victims of shopping center attack
    On Monday, flags across Australia flew half-mast, and the iconic Sydney Opera House was illuminated with a black ribbon on its sails as a tribute to the victims after a mass stabbing killed six people ...
    04/15/2024 - 6:11 am | View Link
  • Sydney attacker advertised himself as male escort and tried to join gun groups
    Joel Cauchi, 40, from Queensland, had been known to police, particularly over the last five years, but had not been arrested or charged.
    04/13/2024 - 9:34 pm | View Link
  • These Palestinian mothers in Gaza gave birth Oct. 7. Their babies have known only war: ‘We barely live day by day’
    Their homes leveled by airstrikes and with scant access to food and baby supplies, three new Palestinian mothers fear the lives they had hoped to give their children is gone.
    04/10/2024 - 10:14 am | View Link
  • Jen didn’t fit the profile for a heart attack – then she had three of them
    New Australian centre will research how sex and gender affect the detection and treatment of many health conditions At just 36, Jen O’Neill was not considered an emergency department priority ...
    03/26/2024 - 12:05 pm | View Link
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