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Stay on top of the latest news and research in healthcare. Here you'll find information on current studies and breaking health stories. But keep in mind that ongoing studies may conflict with earlier reports, and may not be the final word on a particular topic.
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You've probably heard that standing at your desk instead of sitting can help you burn calories and avoid obesity. Now a study says that it will also boost your productivity. more »»
Lower levels of a certain hormone may impact a teen's weight. A study found that obese teenagers have lower levels of a hormone, called spexin, that is potentially tied to weight management. more »»
It's that time of year when people break out the grill. The first thing to do is to clean it, but don't use a wire brush. The brush can leave behind bristles that get in the food. more »»
When you eat fruit on a regular basis, it's good for your health. It can reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. Women who eat fruit while pregnant are helping their children as well. more »»
Overall colorectal cancer rates have been dropping over the past ten years. However, the rates for people under the age of 50 are increasing. more »»
If you live in a neighborhood where walking is easy, you and your neighbors have a better chance of avoiding the obesity epidemic. In addition, you're less likely to develop diabetes. more »»
Heart failure patients should not be afraid to exercise, if that's what their doctor recommends. A new study shows a lower risk of dying with exercise. more »»
E-cigarette makers seem to be succeeding with their advertising. Exposure to e-cigarette marketing messages is highly connected with e-cigarette use among middle school and high school students. more »»
Changes are coming to the labels you find on foods in the grocery store. Over the next two years, manufacturers will be adding the new information. more »»
If your plan is to hit the community swimming pool over the Memorial Day weekend, be aware that thousands of pools are closed each year for sanitary problems. more »»
A new study says that lifestyle changes could have a huge impact on the number of people who develop cancer and die from the disease. more »»
Driven by aging baby boomers, the number of people with visual impairment or blindness in the United States is expected to double to more than 8 million by 2050. more »»
Neighborhood parks could do much more to attract seniors and adults. A recent study also found a female gender gap in park use that was most pronounced among children and teens. more »»
Most people know that high blood pressure is bad for your physical health. Now a study says it could also lead to memory problems. more »»
The classic symptoms of a heart attack are chest pain, shortness of breath and cold sweats. However, a new study claims that almost half of heart attacks lack those symptoms. more »»
Food banks should take a page from the marketing gurus at major grocery stores and present healthy food in a way that makes it more appealing. more »»
A new study looking at physical activity and cancer has shown that more leisure-time physical activity was associated with a lower risk of developing 13 different types of cancer. more »»
Rules designed to speed up a baseball game, now being tested in the minor leagues, could result in a spike in arm injuries to pitchers if they are applied to the major leagues. more »»
Twenty-five years ago, the American Cancer Society set a goal of cutting cancer deaths by 50 percent. The group missed that goal, but there have still been dramatic reductions in cancer deaths. more »»
The Food and Drug Administration is warning about a class of antibiotic drugs called fluoroquinolones. The best known fluoroquinolone is a drug called Cipro. more »»
Note: Some of these reports concern ongoing medical studies. Such studies may not be the final word on a subject.
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