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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Group calls for HIV screening of teens who have sex

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - All sexually active adolescents should be screened for HIV, the American Academy of Pediatrics said Monday in a new policy statement that broadens earlier recommendations. And in areas with higher rates of the infection, all teens over 16 should get the test, the group... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Panel advises against prostate cancer screening

By LAURAN NEERGAARD - AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — No major medical group recommends routine PSA blood tests to check men for prostate cancer, and now a government panel is saying they do more harm than good and healthy men should no longer receive the tests as part of routine cancer... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Obesity and your feet

By GET WELL BAHAMAS THE average person's feet will walk 99,439 miles in a lifetime, a distance equivalent to going four times around the world. In each foot there are 32 joints, eight arches, 26 bones and more than hundred muscles and tendons. But although the feet contain more than a quarter of all... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Are Cooking Oils Good for You?

By Joy Bauer, RD, Woman's Day Nutritionist Joy Bauer, RD, shares all the information you need to know about fats and oils, including learning how hydrogenated fat is hidden on labels and the difference between virgin and extra-virgin olive oil. Armed with these essential tips, you'll be ready for... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Marijuana Minds

By JEFFARAH GIBSON Tribune242 Features Writer Nassau, NP The Bahamas: JAMAICAN artist Richie Spice is just one of many artists who talk about marijuana use in their songs. In the song "Marijuana Pon Di Corna", Spice sings: "Burnin marijuana pon di corna; it keep mi calma; it mek mi smarta; burnin on... Sign in to see full entry.

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