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Sexist views could harm men's health: Study

Sexist views bad for men's healthMen who have "playboy" attitudes and believe in power over women may face a higher risk for mental health trouble than men who don't, a broad new research review suggests.

The finding on sexism, and other so-called "traditional views" on masculinity, stems from an analysis of 74 studies conducted between 2003 and 2013. The studies included nearly 19,500 predominantly white male participants, the researchers said.


Listeria in hummus prompts national recall by Sabra

Listeria in Sabra hummusThe presence of potentially deadly listeria in several samples of hummus has prompted a national recall by Virginia-based Sabra Dipping Co. of 30,000 cases of Classic Hummus.

Inspectors with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development learned of the possible contamination by listeria monocytogenes after routine inspections March 30 at a Kroger in Port Huron, according to Jennifer Holton, MDARD spokeswoman.


Study: DNA accounts for only half the material in a chromosome

DNA shows only half of material in chromosomeOnly half of each chromosome is made up of DNA material. An unexplained sheath accounts for most of the rest of the material inside a chromosome.

Until now, scientists assumed the vast majority of a chromosome was made up of DNA. Chromosomes are the slight structures inside each cell that hold an individual's genetic material.


Donald Trump, in Exclusive Interview, Tells WSJ He Is Willing to Keep Parts of Obama Health Law

Trump and Obama President-elect Donald Trump said that, after conferring with President Barack Obama, he would consider leaving in place certain parts of the Affordable Care Act, an indication of possible compromise after a campaign in which he pledged repeatedly to repeal the 2010 health law.

In his first interview since his election earlier this week, Mr. Trump said one priority was moving “quickly” on the president’s signature health initiative, which he argued has become so unworkable and expensive that “you can’t use it.”


Scientists identify potential new treatment for pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer tresatmentResearchers at the University of Notre Dame say they have uncovered a new approach for treating pancreatic cancer.

In a study led by Notre Dame professor Reginald Hill, medical scientists focused on FDA-approved drugs to find out why many of them don't work on pancreatic cancer. The team found that blocking the release of exosomes may help make chemotherapy more effective. Their findings were published in the journal Oncogene.


Families Facing Sticker Shock Over 400 Percent Price Hike for Insulin

Insulin price went up 400%Is insulin is the new EpiPen?

In the last eight years, the average price per milliliter of insulin has skyrocketed by over 200 percent. But there's one major difference. If you can't get an EpiPen, there's a chance you might die. If your body doesn't have insulin, you certainly will die.

"It feels like they're holding my kid ransom," said Tiffany Cara, whose son has diabetes.


D.C. Passes Bill Allowing Assisted Suicide for the Terminally Ill

DC passes assisted suicide billThe D.C. Council on Tuesday gave initial approval to legislation that would allow physicians to prescribe fatal drugs to terminally ill residents in the city, making the District the sixth jurisdiction nationwide to allow the practice.

It is the first predominantly black community to legalize so-called “death with dignity,” overcoming objections from some African American residents.


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