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The 2014 Ig Nobel prize, the annual award for sometimes inane, yet often surprisingly practical, scientific discoveries.

IG Nobel Winner: Using Pork to Stop Nosebleeds

HEALTH | By Mark Pratt | Saturday Sep 20, 2014
Does anybody smell bacon? Packing strips of cured pork in the nose of a child who suffers from uncontrollable, life-threatening nosebleeds can stop the hemorrhaging, a discovery that won them a 2014 Ig Nobel prize.

Robert Garcia, New York, 1990

Veteran Photographer Kickstarts AIDS Activist Portrait Book

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 19
Veteran photographer and ACT UP/NY member Bill Bytsura is launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund the publication of his coffee table-style art book, titled "The AIDS Activist Project."

How AndroFeme works

AndroFeme Provides Hormone Replacement For Women

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 17
An Australian-based pharmaceutical company has created AndroFeme, a skin cream meant to restore testosterone levels in post-menopausal women.

Legislators urge Sylvia Mathews Burwell to review the policy

Legislators Urge HHS Secretary to Reassess Blood Donation Policy

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 15
Legislators have asked HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell to review their outdated blood donation policy.

Intervention Before Diagnosis Could Erase Autism Symptoms

HEALTH | Sep 15
Doctors Jon LaPook and Holly Phillips join "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss the week's top medical news, including new developments in treating childhood autism and a rare respiratory illness spreading among children.

In this April 1, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, makes a statement on the Affordable Care Act, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington

Hurdles Ahead for Obamacare's Second Signup Season?

HEALTH | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Sep 14
It's clear the health care law has filled a need for millions of people. The second year will show whether the full program is workable for the people it was intended to serve.

Get vaccinated for HPV

Anyone Can Get HPV: Get Vaccinated or Risk Serious Health Issues

HEALTH | By EDGE | Sep 12
A recent study released by Pediatrics has shown that while vaccination against the human papilloma virus (HPV) is highly recommended, many individuals are not receiving the necessary protection.

The LA Gay Center demands answers

LA Center Asks CDC Why MSM Are Getting Meningitis

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 12
The Los Angeles LGBT Center is pressing the CDC to find out why gay/bisexual men are at greater risk for meningitis.

Eating Fish Can Help Women Prevent Hearing Loss

HEALTH | Sep 11
According to researchers in Boston, women who eat fish at least twice per week have a 20 percent lower risk of hearing loss. Plus, the American Heart Association says that gaining just five pounds can raise blood pressure.

A signed note can get women into screenings better

Personal Connections Increase Breast Cancer Screening Rates

HEALTH | By EDGE | Sep 11
Recent news from the ASCO Breast Cancer Symposium shows that a signed letter from a physician can go a long way toward bringing in patients for regular breast cancer screenings.

Honorable Kathleen Sebelius

Former HHS Head Sebelius Accepts LGBT Medical Professionals Award

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 9
On Thursday, September 11, the Honorable Kathleen Sebelius, 21st U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services, will be honored with the GLMA Achievement Award during GLMA's 32nd Annual Conference in Baltimore, MD.