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Melissa Healy

Melissa Healy is a health and science reporter with the Los Angeles Times writing from the Washington, D.C., area. She covers prescription drugs, obesity, nutrition and exercise, and neuroscience, mental health and human behavior. She's been at The Times for more than 30 years, and has covered national security, environment, domestic social policy, Congress and the White House. As a baby boomer, she keenly follows trends in midlife weight gain, memory loss and the health benefits of red wine.
Preventing breast cancer just got easier. Will more women give these drugs a try?

Drugs that may reduce the risk of breast cancer should be offered to women at increased risk of the disease, if they face a low risk of side effects.

Las muertes por sobredosis entre mujeres estadounidenses aumentaron más del 300 por ciento desde 1999

Durante muchas décadas, el abuso de drogas fue una amenaza que, mayormente, ponía en riesgo la vida de los hombres.

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