February 10, 2012
Obesity Appears Linked to Pain
There's a clear link between
obesity and pain, suggests a new study that finds the heaviest
people suffer the greatest discomfort.
H1N1 'Swine' Flu Makes a Comeback in Mexico
It was just about three
years ago that a strange new strain of flu first appeared in
Mexico, then spread across the border to the United States and
eventually much of the globe.
Brain Scans May Predict How People Learn
Researchers report that
brain scans can help predict how people will perform a challenging
mental task, a discovery that could lead to a better understanding
of how the mind learns new things.
Chemo During Pregnancy Doesn't Seem to Harm
A new study finds that the
babies of women who had chemotherapy while pregnant aren't at
higher risk for a variety of medical disorders, a sign that the
treatment should be safe for the fetus in most instances.
White House Alters Controversial Birth Control
Facing a firestorm of
criticism from Catholic leaders, the Obama administration on Friday
said it will adjust its health care guideline mandating that
religious employers provide women with access to birth control.