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L.A. Times Health
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69% support for contraception coverage in Obamacare sounds high, but dental care, colonoscopies were more popular. lat.ms/1kZ47av
Men, take note: Pretty much any type of pain is a turn-off to females (mice). What helped? Not Viagra, but Lyrica. lat.ms/1nnhWSu
69% of Americans support "controversial" Obamacare rule requiring health providers to cover birth control: lat.ms/1kZ47av
Pain isn't just painful, it kills libido in females. Shockingly, it has no such effect on males. lat.ms/1nnhWSu
Study in @JAMAInternalMed aims to quantify the anxiety felt by women after a false-positive mammogram: lat.ms/1f0P4x4
Nike lays off FuelBand team, exits wearable device market, report says: lati.ms/vZDwu #LATFit
From the Dept. of Unintended Consequences: When chocolate milk is removed from schools, more white milk is wasted. lat.ms/1r5Fed1
When it comes to the long-term consequences of bullying, depression & anxiety are just the tip of the iceberg. lat.ms/RvRyc6
Therapeutic cloning was going to be the "next big thing" in regenerative medicine. But times have changed. lat.ms/1qW6Hj7
Negative effects of bullying don't end in childhood. Not by a long shot. lat.ms/RvRyc6
When "free" actually means "really expensive": When describing prescription drug samples, @Stanford study says. lat.ms/1gBM9FZ
Think those free drug samples you get from your doctor are saving you money? Think again, @JAMADerm study says lat.ms/1gBM9FZ
PROGRESS: 13 of 41 vegetative patients had signs of consciousness in PET scans. 1 yr later, 9 of 13 had improved. lat.ms/1jKUCug
Another risk of obesity: Rise in BMI before or in early pregnancy is REALLY bad news for baby. @JAMA_current lat.ms/1gB8hAm
California is first U.S. state to set drinking water standards for chromium 6, carcinogen of "Erin Brockovich" fame lat.ms/1hJY2Os
Nanny state win: England's efforts to wean public off salt helped cut heart attacks & strokes by 40%. @bmj_company lat.ms/Qb6fR7
Word of the Day: HANGER -- The act of lashing out aggressively (e.g. at a spouse) due to hunger. lat.ms/1jGXSXj
Are you mad at your spouse, or are you just hungry? Study examines role of glucose in happy marriages. lat.ms/1jGXSXj
What is math good for? How about helping you overcome your jetlag as quickly as possible. Meet Entrain: lat.ms/1kE5ugU
H5N1 bird flu is deadly, though luckily not very contagious. But that could change with just 5 DNA mutations. lat.ms/1geI51z
What do stroke, diabetes, Parkinson's & liver cancer have in common? All are less likely when u drink coffee. lat.ms/1hlztam
You knew it had to be true ... coffee IS a health food. Latest research suggests it reduces risk of liver cancer. lat.ms/1hlztam
Procrastination is the flip side of acting impulsively, a study of twins suggests. Here's why: lat.ms/1htLXxy
This ancient shrimp-like animal has the oldest circulatory system known to science. @NatureComms via @aminawrite lat.ms/1qsbfeS
Glucosamine may not do much for joints, but could it extend your life? New research in @NatureComms says it might. lat.ms/1oN2rVm