Flushing can spread diarrhea disease

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NEWS.YAHOO) — Flushing the toilet with the lid up can spray diarrhea-causing bacteria into the air, according to a new study of hospital toilets. Researchers from Leeds Teaching more…

Canada: Taxpayer-subsidized crack pipes

by -NO AUTHOR- -- VANCOUVER — Crack addicts in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside have started receiving free crack pipes as part of a Vancouver Coastal Health Authority harm reduction strategy aimed at curbing more…

Study: Surgery worsens your memory

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Many routine surgical procedures can result in patients suffering from memory loss and a lack of concentration, a Swedish-American study has shown. A dose of nicotine can be more…

Swine flu is back! Should we worry?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (TIME) — I received my annual flu shot back in October, and I have to say, I felt pretty good about myself. Though doctors constantly tell us to more…

Out of the blue, 'pink Bibles' get yanked

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Salt Lake Tribune) — In October, a Southern Baptist-owned publishing house rolled out a “Pink Bible” as a tie-in to the national campaign against breast-cancer awareness, joining an more…

Study: Fencing may benefit elderly

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (LOS ANGELES TIMES) — With maturity comes some cognitive declines. But a few sports might provide enough of a mental challenge to curb that age-related wear and tear, more…

ACLU sues state for seizing medical records

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (DAILY SITKA SENTINEL, SITKA, ALASKA) — Does the state have a right to access your medical records and keep them while pursuing charges against a medical practitioner? That more…