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An article in the Los Angeles Times reports that "Citing studies linking soda to obesity, a state lawmaker and medical experts proposed a first-in-the-nation bill Thursday that sugary drinks sold in California carry health warning labels similar to those on cigarette packs." These experts want labels on...
Time reports on a new study finding that "Women have a heightened risk of blood clots for 12 weeks following birth, twice as long as doctors originally believed." Blood clotting components increase during labor to prevent excessive bleeding, however this increases the chances of a clot forming that could...
The Los Angeles Times reports on a study in Neurology that has shown that having two parents with Alzheimer's disease may place one at risk of showing neurological hallmarks of the disease even before mental skills decline. Researchers recruited 13 people with a mother with Alzheimer's, 13 people with a...