Category: Health

California Offers  Birth Control Pills From a Pharmacist Without Prescription (UPDATE)

Birth control in California is now directly available  from a pharmacist without a prescription from their doctor. The new law that allows California pharmacists to directly provide prescription contraceptives went into effect Friday. As reported by the San Jose Mercury News reported. the new law gives pharmacists the ability to dispense hormonal contraceptives that women can…

Teeth whitening warning: “as dangerous as “brushing with bleach”

Teeth whitening warning LONDON –  Councils in England and Wales are calling for tougher penalties for “rogue” beauticians who offer teeth whitening using dangerous kits. The Local Government Association say some products available online contain more than 300 times the legal limit of hydrogen peroxide. High level bleaching gels can cause mouth infections, blistering and…

Coffee colon cancer risk study:  Coffee may lower risk of colorectal cancer

Coffee colon cancer risk study Texas – “I would encourage coffee lovers to revel in the strong possibility that their daily mug may lower their risk of colorectal cancer.” So says Stephen Gruber, M.D., Ph.D., director of the University of Southern California (USC) Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and the senior author of a new study,…

Measles in California California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith today announced that the Department is investigating a child diagnosed with measles in Nevada County. The unvaccinated child showed symptoms of measles after returning to California from travel overseas. The child has fully recovered but many persons…