By Kayla Overbey
Friday, February 10, 2012
- CNN reports that a new method of distributing the emergency contraceptive Plan B One-Step via vending machine in Pennsylvania University is turning heads. “At this school you can get the morning-after pill the same way you would a can of soda,” Director of the Center for Human Dignity Jeanne Monahan said.
- The Susan G. Komen for the cure advocacy group has brought awareness to the uncertainty of mammograms and breast cancer, says The New York Times. The goal to find a vaccine for breast cancer by 2020 has been set by the National Breast Cancer Coalition.
- A new study suggests that an after-workout massage can reduce as much pain as medication. Eleven men underwent leg muscle biopsies that showed increases in tissue recovery when given a massage directly after a workout.
- “Mindful eating” is a Buddhist method of self-control that encourages people to slow down and savor their food, The New York Times says. Instead of shoveling down meals, participants report eating less and feeling more full.