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Radio Host Has Drug Company Ties – Dr. Frederick K. Goodwin, a psychiatrist, earned income from drug makers that he didn?t report on his show. Bad News Can Be Better Than Nothing – People who are highly neurotic also are intolerant of uncertainty, a new study suggests. Conflicts of Interest May Ensnare Journalists, Too – Researchers have documented what they say are ?astonishing? financial ties between journalists and drug companies in a paper in the British medical journal. Parenting | Basking Ridge: Drawing the Line on Drug Testing – Is it in a student?s best interest to be subject to drug testing in school, or is the policy an invasion of privacy? Morning Rounds: Obese Airline Passengers, Food Allergies and Fixing Health Care – Breaking health news from around the Web. Insurer Offers Option for Surgery in India – The health insurer Wellpoint is testing a new program that gives covered patients the option of going to India for elective surgery. TV Ads Contribute to Childhood Obesity, Economists Say – Children?s weight gain is linked to the frequency of fast food advertisements on television, according to a new study. Better Tracking of a Childhood Infection Needed, Officials Say – Federal officials urged doctors and state health agencies to be more vigilant for suspected cases of Haemophilus influenzae type B in children under 5. Health Insurers Offer to Accept All Applicants, on Condition – The health insurance industry said it would support a plan requiring insurers to accept all customers, but asked that Congress require all Americans to have coverage in return. Ouch, My Knee! Is There a Bike Fitter in the House? – Bike fittings for recreational cyclists has mushroomed into a mainstream offering found at scores of bikes shops and training centers around the country. What Happy People Don?t Do – Happy people spend a lot of time socializing, going to church and reading newspapers ? but they don?t spend a lot of time watching television, a new study finds. Skin Deep: Questions on Using Fillers Near Eyes – Some doctors are concerned about the safety of “off label” under-eye injections. Europeans Announce Pioneering Surgery – Physicians transplanted a human windpipe, using stem cells from the recipient?s bone marrow to reline a donor trachea and prevent its rejection by her immune system. Ginkgo Biloba Ineffective Against Dementia, Researchers Find – In the largest randomized trial of ginkgo biloba to date, researchers found that the extract did not prevent or delay memory loss or Alzheimer?s disease. Study: Vitamins E and C Fail to Prevent Cancer in Men – A large clinical trial of almost 15,000 men taking vitamins E and C for up to 10 years has found that neither supplement had any effect on cancer rates. Holiday Fixings, Locally Grown – Connecticut farmers are expanding their offerings to satisfy an increasing demand for local Thanksgiving fare, while demand for fresh turkeys outstrips the availability of slaughterhouses. Recipes for Health: Sweet Potato Soufflé – A soufflé that is not too sweet to serve as a starter at your Thanksgiving table, but that also makes an impressive dessert. Weight Loss Surgery Helps Obese Women Have Healthier Babies – A new report suggests that women who become pregnant after weight-loss surgery have easier pregnancies than do obese women who become pregnant. Fitness: Learning How to Walk (Chewing Gum Not Included) – A yoga instructor has incorporated walking lessons into his yoga classes, insisting that proper alignment helps keep you moving toward better health. A Good Appetite: Bringing the Breadbasket Back to Thanksgiving – Although one could argue that more carbohydrates is the last thing a Thanksgiving meal needs, they?re also in keeping with the holiday?s spirit of excess. All content within WomensHealthOnly.com is provided for general information only, and should not be treated as a substitute for the medical advice of your own doctor or any other health care professional. WomensHealthOnly.com is not responsible or liable for any diagnosis made by a user based on the content of WomensHealthOnly.com website.

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