Health Headlines: Rethinking Blood Pressure Numbers


The morning-after pill may be just as effective when taken just before sex. [Yahoo Shine]

Even small doses of radiation therapy to treat brain tumors in young girls can later with their ability to conceive in adulthood. [Reuters via Yahoo]

The FDA has approved a new drug to treat lupus, the first in more than half a decade. [NYT]

Smoking and genetic factors may be replacing alcohol as the major cause of pancreas damage. [Reuters via Yahoo]

It may be time to redefine "normal" blood pressure. [NYT Well]

State workers in North Carolina will need to be under a certain BMI in order to qualify for the less expensive health plan beginning next year. [Healthymagination]

Actor Jonah Hill dropped 30 pounds for his role in "21 Jump Street" with the help of a nutritionist and a trainer. [NY Daily News]

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