Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Women Less Likely to Have Orgasm During Casual Sex: Study
Women are less likely to have orgasms during casual sex than
when they're in committed relationships, according to new
One study of 600 college students found that women were twice as
likely to reach orgasm from intercourse or oral sex in serious
relationships, compared to hookups. The findings were presented at
the annual meeting of the International Academy of Sex Research and
at the Annual Convention for Psychological Science this year,
The New York Timesreported.
Another study of 24,000 college students found that about 40
percent of women had an orgasm during their most recent casual
encounter. In comparison, 75 percent of women had an orgasm the
last time they had sex while in a committed relationship.
"We attribute that to practice with a partner, which yields better success at orgasm, and we also think the guys care more in a relationship," study author Paula England, a New York University sociologist, told the Times.
ABC News' Amy Robach to Have Breast Cancer Surgery
ABC Newscorrespondent Amy Robach said Monday that she has
breast cancer and will undergo a double mastectomy and
reconstructive surgery this week.
Her announcement comes a month after she underwent a mammogram
for a story on "Good Morning America." The 40-year-old mother of
two was chosen for the assignment because she's at an age when it's
recommended that women check regularly for breast cancer, the
A few weeks after the mammogram, Robach learned she had breast
cancer. Following Thursday's surgery, she will find out what
further treatment she may require.
Robach said she was initially reluctant to have the public
mammogram, but decided to do it after "Good Morning America" anchor
Robin Roberts said it would be worth it if the story saved one
"It never occurred to me that life would be mine," Robach said.
Prepared Sandwiches, Salads Recalled by California Caterer
A California catering company is recalling more than 90 tons of
ready-to-eat sandwiches and salads after 26 people in three states
were sickened by E. coli, the USDA's Food and Safety Inspection
Glass Onion Catering is recalling nearly 182,000 pounds of
salads and sandwich wraps that contain cooked chicken and ham. They
were produced between Sept. 23 and Nov. 6 and sent to distribution
centers in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah,
Washington and Texas, the
The company supplies food to Trader Joe's, Super Fresh Goods and
Delish, according to the
Contra Costa Times.
A full list of the recalled products is available on the Food
and Drug Administration website, the
Meningitis Outbreak Declared at Princeton University
New Jersey health officials have declared a meningitis outbreak
on the Princeton University campus, where there have been six
confirmed and one suspected case of the disease since March.
The possible case involves a male student who developed symptoms
on Saturday and is in hospital. Five of the six confirmed cases
involved students and all the patients have recovered, the
The outbreak was declared in an effort to raise awareness on the
campus, according to state health officials.
They said meningitis can be spread through kissing, coughing or
lengthy contact. Symptoms include headache, fever, vomiting and
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