- WASHINGTON (AP) - If worry about skin cancer doesn't make you slather on sunscreen, maybe vanity will: New research provides some of the strongest evidence to date that near-daily sunscreen use can slow the aging of your skin.
- WASHINGTON (AP) - Obese mothers tend to have kids who become obese. Now provocative research suggests weight-loss surgery may help break that unhealthy cycle in an unexpected way - by affecting how their children's genes behave.
- Do you think you aren't a distracted driver? Well the state department of health says that if you eat or drink behind the wheel, adjust your radio, or use a navigation system, then you are distracted.
Video: CDC: HPV study reveals infections in teen girls have dropped In a new study on the HPV vaccine, the CDC said infections among teen girls have dropped by more than half. HPV is the most common sexually-transmitted disease in the U.S., and it can cause cervical cancer. Dr. Carol Brown, a gynecologist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, discusses the study with the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts.
Video: American Medical Association declares obesity a disease The American Medical Association declared obesity a disease, leaving many doctors hoping that this changes the way insurance companies view covering treatment. Weight loss surgery is covered by Medicare and insurance companies when there are complications such as diabetes and high blood pressure, but patients who have not yet developed these problems are denied coverage. Dr. Jon LaPook reports.
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HPV vaccine cut infection by half in teen girls ATLANTA (AP) — A vaccine against a cervical cancer virus cut infections in teen girls by half in the first study to measure the shot's impact since it came on the market. The results impressed health experts and a top government top health official called them striking.
LONDON (AP) — A mysterious new respiratory virus that originated in the Middle East spreads easily between people and appears more deadly than SARS, doctors reported Wednesday after investigating the biggest outbreak in Saudi Arabia.
Study: Wiser medication use could cut health costs TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — If doctors and patients used prescription drugs more wisely, they could save the U.S. health care system at least $213 billion a year, by reducing medication overuse, underuse and other flaws in care that cause complications and longer, more-expensive treatments, researchers conclude.
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Department of Health is considering cutting some drug prices by between 10 and 20 percent as part of a drive to ensure the state healthcare system gets good value for money. Governments across Europe have been taking a tough line on medicine costs as stagnant economic growth hits budgets. The planned price cuts would apply to branded drugs not covered by the voluntary Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme (PPRS) - a long-standing arrangement between government and the drugs industry. ...
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's finance ministry denied on Thursday allegations by opposition politicians that a deputy finance minister had been drunk when he spoke to parliament on the budget this week. Anatoly Myarkovsky, first deputy finance minister, had been suffering from high blood pressure, it said in a statement. A parliamentary hearing was suspended on Tuesday after opposition deputies denounced Myarkovsky as drunk after he had presented a report on the 2012 budget. ...