Only High-Risk Women Need Breast Cancer Gene Test: Experts

Only High-Risk Women Need Breast Cancer Gene Test: Experts By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 23, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Nine of 10 women do not need and should not receive genetic testing to see if they are at risk for breast or ovarian cancer, an influential panel of health experts announced Monday. The […]




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Christmas Lights? Electricity Price Index at All-Time High in U.S.

Christmas lights at home of Norm and Michele Rados, Olmsted Township, Ohio, Dec. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan) (CNSNews.com) – Turning on the Christmas lights on a house or a Christmas tree this November cost Americans more on average than it has before, as the seasonally adjusted electricity price index hit an all-time high in […]




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Surge of holiday packages delays UPS shipments

By Curtis Skinner and Beth Pinsker NEW YORK (Reuters) – A high volume of holiday packages overwhelmed shipping and logistics company UPS, the company said on Wednesday, delaying the arrival of Christmas presents around the globe and sending angry consumers to social media to vent. Amazon.com responded with an email to affected customers offering shipping […]




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Testosterone May Undermine Flu Shot’s Effectiveness for Men

Testosterone May Undermine Flu Shot’s Effectiveness By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 23, 2013 (HealthDay News) — The flu vaccine is less effective for men than women, and researchers at Stanford University believe they’ve figured out why. The male hormone testosterone causes genes in the immune system to produce fewer antibodies, or defense mechanisms, […]




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Duck Patriarch: Man-Man Sex ‘Not Logical’; CDC: ‘Anal Sex is the Highest Risk Sexual Behavior’

Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty (AE/Karolina Wojasik 2013) (CNSNews.com) – Although some liberal observers criticized Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson’s remarks about homosexual behavior as “disgusting” and “vile and extreme stereotypes,” the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), one of the federal government’s leading health voices, uses nearly identical and even more graphic language in describing […]




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Barbara Walters: ‘I Regret Not Having More Children’

“The View” co-host Barbara Walters (AP photo) (CNSNews.com) – After a storied broadcast news career spanning five decades, Barbara Walters told CNN’s Piers Morgan that one of her biggest regrets in life was not having more children. “I regret not having more children. I would have loved to have had a bigger family,” an emotional […]




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Barbara Walters: ‘I Regret Not Having More Children’

“The View” co-host Barbara Walters (AP photo) (CNSNews.com) – After a storied broadcast news career spanning five decades, Barbara Walters told CNN’s Piers Morgan that one of her biggest regrets in life was not having more children. “I regret not having more children. I would have loved to have had a bigger family,” an emotional […]




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Experts Lay Out Options for Menopause Symptoms

Experts Lay Out Options for Menopause Symptoms By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 23, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Women bothered by hot flashes or other effects of menopause have a number of treatment options — hormonal or not, according to updated guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. It’s estimated that anywhere […]




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Get two $5 credits from Amazon

(Credit: Amazon) Now that you’ve blown all your money on holiday gifts for friends and family, I come to you today bearing one sweet freebie and one sort-of freebie. For starters, do you have an Android-powered phone or tablet? You probably do most of your app shopping via Google Play, but there’s another option: Amazon […]




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Big Strides in Battle Against Pediatric AIDS

Big Strides in Battle Against Pediatric AIDS By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 24 (HealthDay News) — The effect that AIDS is having on American kids has improved greatly in recent years, thanks to effective drugs and prevention methods. The same cannot be said, however, for children worldwide. “Maternal-to-child transmission is down exponentially [in […]




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