DOJ Responds to Birth Control Injunction

WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) — A group of Catholic nuns have no legal basis to challenge an Affordable Care Act mandate that requires them to allow a third party insurer to provide birth control coverage to their employees, the Justice Department said Friday. MedPage Today OB/Gyn

Pay and Practice: Birth Control Cases Advance

(MedPage Today) — The Supreme Court’s consideration of the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive coverage mandate may be several months away, but lower courts continue to hear various challenges. Pay and Practice is a blog for readers interested in health policy. MedPage Today OB/Gyn

Day 10: Take control of your environment

There are certain tricks you can use to change your food environment (think: your kitchen, pantry and desk) and set yourself up for weight-loss success. Research shows our behavior is directly influenced by what our eyes perceive, even when we know better. Using smaller plates can help you eat less without even realizing it. So, […]

Wii Fit may help people control diabetes

“Wii Fit games ‘help control diabetes’,” reports BBC News. People with type 2 diabetes are usually advised to change their lifestyle – including taking more exercise – to help control their blood sugar levels. In a novel randomised controlled trial, patients were given Nintendo Wit Fit Plus – an interactive console-based exercise game – to assist their efforts. […]

Control Cellulite with Exercise

Stand naked in front of a full-length mirror and take a good look at your body. Do you see the tell-tell signs of cellulite? This unsightly, dimpled, fat that looks like cottage cheese and appears on the legs and buttocks is caused by several factors and is common in many women, especially as they age. […]

10 Healthy Snacks for Energy and Hunger Control

If you’re saving your coins for the vending machine to get your mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack, you are at risk of gaining fat and weight. Sodas have about 160 calories per 12 ounces and have very little nutrition….and, it seems… (Visited 101 times, 1 visits today) The post 10 Healthy Snacks for Energy and Hunger […]

The Hobby Lobby Case: The Stakes for Birth Control

(MedPage Today) — One of the most watched issues before the Supreme Court this term will likely determine how women will be able to access a key provision of the Affordable Care Act — no-cost prescription contraception in most health insurance plans. MedPage Today OB/Gyn

Study: Prenatal exposure to tobacco smoke on inhibition control

Individuals prenatally exposed to tobacco smoke exhibited weaker response in some regions of the brain while processing a task that measures inhibition control (the ability to control inappropriate responses). Prenatal tobacco smoke exposure is a risk factor for adverse physical and mental outcomes in children. Growing evidence suggests that smoking during pregnancy may increase the […]

ACA Case May Be Bigger Than Birth Control

WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) — A case that will be argued before the Supreme Court on Tuesday could open the door for employers to object to covering a host of health services otherwise mandated by the ACA, legal scholars said. MedPage Today OB/Gyn

Autism: Birth hormone may control expression of the syndrome in animals

A new article demonstrates that chloride levels are abnormally elevated from birth in the neurons of mice used in an animal model of autism. Researchers show for the first time that oxytocin, the birth hormone, brings about a decrease in chloride level during birth, which controls the expression of the autistic syndrome. Infant’s Health News […]

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