Each year, 2 million people get sick and 23,000 die in the U.S. because the antibiotics we have don't work. To fight the problem of antibiotic resistance , the White House today is releasing its National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria. WebMD was given the opportunity to ask President Barack Obama questions about the new plan and how it will work.
"Obesity takes a huge toll on health, and a new British study finds that obese women have a 40 percent higher risk for cancer than thinner women.
Overall, the Cancer Research UK study found that obese women have about a one in four risk of developing a weight-related cancer in their lifetime. Those include cancers of the bowel, gallbladder, uterus, kidney, pancreas and esophagus, as well as post-menopausal breast cancers."
Read the article above for more information on the study and to see what lifestyle changes you can make to reduce your cancer risk.View Thread
Okay so I got my period march 7th, got off of it march 11th, normal period like always ... But then I started again march 12th of spotting .... Me and my boyfriend had sex a few days after me ovulating ... Could I be pregnant, should I call my doctor? Can someone please help me???View Thread
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