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  • Chronic pain statistic called exaggerated, misleading

    MILWAUKEE When faced with intense criticism for her agency's approval of the powerful narcotic painkiller Zohydro, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg turned to a sobering statistic:100 million Americans are suffering from...
  • 3-D mammograms improve breast cancer screening, study finds

    3-D mammograms improve breast cancer screening, study finds
    NEW YORK — Hologic's three-dimensional mammograms, when paired with traditional screening, caught more deadly breast cancers than standard scans alone and resulted in fewer women being called back for more testing, a study found. When combined,...
  • The lowly potato has friends in high places

    PHILADELPHIA Born in the dirt, the humble white potato has lately been elevated to the main dish in a rollicking debate that is blurring the lines between politics and science. Congress is pushing hard to get the spuds included in the 40-year-old WIC...
  • Food companies back group fighting nutrition standards on Capitol Hill

    WASHINGTON A special interest group representing school nutritionists and backed financially by big food companies including six from Minnesota is pushing legislation that would allow school districts to bypass new lunch rules restricting sodium and...
  • Lobby fights to include potatoes in WIC program

    Lobby fights to include potatoes in WIC program
    Born in the dirt, the humble white potato has lately been elevated to the main dish in a rollicking debate that is blurring the lines between politics and science. Congress is pushing hard to get the spuds included in the 40-year-old WIC program,...
  • John Aman: Rubio right: Human life starts at conception

    Marco Rubio is correct that "human life begins at conception." This isn't controversial, except to abortion supporters who don't like to face facts. Crack open any embryology textbook and you'll discover that "Human development begins at fertilization......
  • Young adults healthier after passage of Obamacare, study finds

    Young adults healthier after passage of Obamacare, study finds
    Expanding the number of young adults with health insurance appears to have improved their health and saved them money, according to a new study that is among the first to measure the effect of the healthcare law that President Obama signed four years ago....
  • Can claims data crack the health care cost riddle?

    WASHINGTON Nearly a decade before the Affordable Care Act, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and a few other states began creating all-payer claims databases (APCDs). Acting as trusted third parties, they required all commercial insurance...
  • Bad government programs watch: Promoting milk as a health food

    Bad government programs watch: Promoting milk as a health food
    In a detailed new report, public health advocate Michele Simon examines the distinct drawbacks of government programs to promote dairy consumption. These include milk programs in schools and the "checkoff" programs through which the government...
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  • Too many caregivers go it alone

    History is repeating itself in my family. My mother has Parkinson's disease, and my father is her caregiver. Forty years ago, my mom was the caregiver for her own mother, who had advanced Parkinson's disease and dementia. I didn't know my grandmother...
  • Pay attention to labels

    More antibiotics go into the food we eat than we take ourselves. About 80 percent of all antibiotics sold in the United States are used on farm animals. Most animals are dosed regularly — sometimes even daily — with antibiotic-laced food and...