Cardiology

When is an aspirin a day to prevent heart attacks too risky?

We've known for a long time that aspirin can help prevent damage from a heart attack or a stroke if taken during one of those events. In fact, you might have seen ads about how aspirin can be lifesaving during a heart attack.

HIV & AIDS

CDC: Circumcision benefits outweigh risks (Update)

U.S. health officials on Tuesday released a draft of long-awaited federal guidelines on circumcision, saying medical evidence supports having the procedure done despite opposition from advocates who decry the pain, bleeding ...

Medications

Drug trials in India 'causing havoc to human life'

India's Supreme Court said Thursday that unregulated clinical trials of new drugs were causing "havoc" in the country as it ordered the health ministry to monitor any new applications for tests.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

UK may allow IVF for older women, same-sex couples

(AP) -- A powerful health advisory agency says Britain should extend free fertility treatments to women up to age 42 as well as same-sex couples, recommendations likely to be followed by many of the U.K.'s medical centers.

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