Health Highlights: March 22, 2023​

Birth control pills tied to slight rise in breast cancer risk, regardless of formulation. A new study finds the single hormone pill and combination estrogen-progestogen pills confer a similar degree of heightened risk for breast cancer. Read more

When BMI isn’t used as measurement, obesity’s health ‘benefit’ disappears. A new study claims to debunk the “obesity paradox,” which has held that obese people with heart failure are less likely to die than those who weigh less. Read more

Death toll from tainted eyedrops rises to three. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday that infections with Pseudomonas aeruginosa had led to two additional deaths. In all, 68 people have become infected in 16 states. Read more