The shops, located in retail spaces, offer patients convenience and access to medical tests without a doctor's orders. Physicians say that's precisely the problem. Test results could spark panic in some patients and drive up health costs.
A U.S.-sponsored mortality survey released last year found huge improvements in health across Afghanistan. But the improvements are so dramatic that experts, including several involved in the survey, question the findings.
A study of accidents involving pedestrians wearing headphones suggests a real risk from the audio distraction. Fumbling with or listening to music players can divert attention from dangers. The audio can also drown out sounds of trouble.
Paula Deen became rich and beloved by selling greasy, sugary Southern comfort food. Now she's got Type 2 diabetes. Can the queen of indulgence promote excess while also promoting a healthy lifestyle? Heaven knows, she's trying.
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