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Prostatitis: What Men Should Know 2010-09-16

The American Urological Association recommends a yearly prostate exam for every man over age 40 and an immediate exam for those who develop persistent urinary symptoms. You might not have heard of it. …

Counterfeit Drugs Become Growing Problem 2010-09-15

Last year, nearly 1,700 incidents of counterfeit drugs were reported worldwide, triple the number in 2004, says the Pharmaceutical Security Institute (PSI), a group funded by drugmakers, USA Today reports. …

Smokeless Tobacco Products Are Not A Safe Alternative 2010-09-15

Smokeless tobacco products have a high risk of addiction and returning to smoking and should not be used as an alternative to cigarettes, cigars or pipes, says the America Heart Association in a policy statement.…

Stem Cells, A Smart Use For Wisdom Teeth 2010-09-14

A new study appearing in the September 17 Journal of Biological Chemistry shows that wisdom teeth contain a valuable reservoir of tissue for the creation of stem cells; thus, everyone should need some. …

Studies Aim To Prevent, Treat Childhood Obesity 2010-09-14

The National Institutes of Health is launching two major research efforts, totaling $72.5 million, to examine ways to curtail the nation's childhood obesity epidemic. One will study long-term approaches to prevent or treat childhood obesity.…

More Primary Care Services Does Not Guarantee Better Health 2010-09-11

Increasing the amounts of primary care services or making patients routinely see a GP does not necessarily guarantee that the patient will experience better outcomes, says a report from the Dartmouth Atlas Project. …

World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10th 2010-09-11

September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day, aimed at promoting a global commitment and action to prevent suicides. According to WHO (World Health Organization), nearly 3,000 peoplecommit suicide each day worldwide.…