Planned Parenthood Campaign Wants You to ‘Check-in’ When Having Safe Sex
You “check in” on Facebook or FourSquare to let the world know when you’re at a concert, work, hanging out with friends or even going to bed. So why not when you’re having protected sex? The Planned Parenthood recently launched a web-based campaign where people can share details of their protected sexual experience.
Stroke Risk Triples After Decade for People with Diabetes
The longer a person has diabetes, the greater the risk of having a stroke, according to a new report from the Cleveland Clinic.
Study Finds High Survival Rate After Cystectomy for Prostate Cancer
Researchers in Germany found men who underwent cystectomy for stage T4 prostate cancer had improved tumor control and survival rate, according to a report presented at the European Association of Urology 27th Annual Congress.
California to Get Mail-Order Condom Program
You can get clothes, books, even brides through the mail. Why not condoms? A pilot program in California will give teenagers in certain counties access to free condoms through the mail.
Mars Cuts King-Size Candy Bars
Mars Inc., makers of Snickers and M&Ms, announced Thursday it will phase out the king-size version of its candy bars, the Chicago Tribune reports.
New App Helps Urology Patients Find Bladder Friendly Foods
Concerned what you’re eating may be causing bladder discomfort? There’s an app for that. Researchers at the Interstitial Cystitis Network released a new iPhone and iPad application that gives patients access to food lists and a food database that they can use while shopping and eating out to deal with overactive bladder.
Study: Paternal, Maternal Age Linked to Autism
Older paternal and maternal age is associated with having a child with autism, according to a study from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston.
Overeating May Double Risk of Memory Loss: Study
Consuming more than 2,000 calories per day significantly increases the risk of memory loss among people age 70 and older, according to a new report from the American Academy of Neurology.
5 African American Icons Your Kids Can Write Black History Month Projects On
Hulton Archive, Getty Images/WikiCommons/US Department of Transportation/WikiCommons/dbking, Flickr If you are the parent of a school-age child you know the month of February means its time for a Black History Month project. While many students may choose to profile the life of those fallback figures that everyone already knows about, consider teaching your child about these African American pione
5 Surprising Foods High in Sodium
Your body needs sodium to maintain normal blood pressure and function of muscles and nerves. But between salt-laden french fries and meats, Americans are consuming too much sodium, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report.