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Should obese women take the pill differently?

Should obese women take the pill differently?

When hormones in oral contraceptives are less effective, obese women need a new strategy to prevent unwanted pregnancy

For better or for worse, obese women experience some things in the world differently from other women. But they may not assume that their birth control works differently, too. Oral contraceptives are the most popular form of birth control, and their failure causes unintended pregnancies in 9 percent of women during their More…

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FDA approves implanted weight loss device

FDA approves implanted weight loss device

The device uses electric pulses to suppress hunger to help obese adults who have had difficulty losing weight independently

Cold viruses thrive in cold noses

Cold viruses thrive in cold noses

Researchers learn why cooler weather correlates with more cases of the common cold

Oxycodone, morphine and the chemistry of addiction

Oxycodone, morphine and the chemistry of addiction

Both pain medications are often abused, but oxycodone may be more addictive

Valuable cord blood sits unused in banks

Valuable cord blood sits unused in banks

High costs are keeping patients from using stem cells harvested from umbilical cords

More bugs, healthier people

More bugs, healthier people

Microbiologist Martin Blaser hopes to restore good microbes to our guts, but will the public take his message too far?

Is your food safe?

Is your food safe?

Yes — until it’s not. And these experts say that’s the problem

A high-flying health concern

A high-flying health concern

Brain lesions observed in military pilots don’t appear to be a major risk, but researchers are studying preventative measures just in case