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June 02, 2011


1. Why Health Authorities Are So Worried About Europe's Mutant E. Coli Outbreak
Health officials were worried enough about an unusually virulent outbreak of food-borne illness from the E. coli bacteria, which has infected more than 1,500 people in Germany and killed at least 17. But the concern jumped to another level on [...]

2. FDA Reviews Popular Birth Control Pills for Blood Clot Risk
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it is reviewing the safety of birth control pills like Bayer's Yaz and Yasmin because of concerns that they may raise women's risk of blood clots more than other pills. Although all hormonal [...]

3. 'Octomom' Doctor's License to Be Revoked

4. Children of Divorce Struggle More With Math and Social Skills
Children of divorce have poorer math and interpersonal social skills than their peers, and they battle anxiety, loneliness, low self-esteem and sadness, according to new research published Thursday in the American Sociological Review. They have trouble forming and maintaining friendships, [...]

5. Cell Phones: How Precautionary Should Our Principles Be?
TIME is endeavoring to give you every angle you need on the possible connection between cell-phone use and brain cancer. (Speaking of which: five ways to reduce your exposure to cell-phone radiation.) But as I've followed the story and spoken [...]

6. Love and Addiction: Voles in Love Just Say No To Speed
While love doesn't always conquer all, it can be a potent antidote to addiction, according to a growing body of research. The latest study on the matter examined male prairie vole behavior, finding that those that had bonded to a [...]

7. Study: For Obese Women, Quality of Life Suffers More
A lot of factors determine your health-related quality of life, including your weight. In general, the heavier you are â€" that is, the further you veer into overweight territory â€" the worse your quality of life. But a new survey [...]

8. Study: Could Brain Scans Help Spot Autism?
A brain scan may someday be able to help identify cases of autism, a new study suggests. Currently, autism is diagnosed based on subjective evaluations of a child's behavioral and developmental deficits, but researchers at Columbia say using brain scans [...]

9. Study: Potentially Dangerous Bacteria Found on Hospital Patients' Cell Phones

10. Q&A: A Food Safety Expert Explains Germany's E. Coli Outbreak


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