CDC: HIV Rate Among Intravenous Drug Users Falls
Though HIV infections among intravenous drug users is down, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds HIV testing is down and needle-sharing remains high.
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.
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.
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.
Fewer Americans Have Employer-Based Health Insurance
Fewer Americans got their health insurance through an employer in 2011 than in 2010, according to a new report from the Gallup Healthways Well-Being Index.
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.
Children Attempt Suicide at a Younger Age
Young people who attempt suicide may be doing it at a younger age, according to a recently released study.