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Breaking News: Fast-food customers ignore calories, nutritional info
   
Posted by: Elizabeth Renter

Raleigh :: NC :: USA | updated 2013-11-19 09:37:21 -0800 | health-news

When you have your mind set on a greasy burger and fries, there isn’t a whole lot that will deter you. While fast-food companies began posting calories and other nutritional info on their menu boards in recent years, a new...
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Breaking News: US food insecurity at 14.9 percent, ‘food stamps' program could do more
   
Posted by: Elizabeth Renter

Raleigh :: NC :: USA | updated 2013-11-21 15:05:31 -0800 | health-news

A new study indicates the largest US food assistance program may not be doing enough to increase food security among the nation’s poorest. According to the study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, recipients of the Supplemental...
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Breaking News: Study: Depression ages patients by four-to-six years
   
Posted by: Elizabeth Renter

Raleigh :: NC :: USA | updated 2013-11-17 22:45:46 -0800 | health-news

A new study indicates people who suffer or have suffered from major depressive disorder (MDD), age considerably faster than those who have not. Researchers with the VU University Medical Center in the Netherlands published their results in Molecular Psychiatry and...
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Breaking News: New guidelines urge 'massive increase' in statin use for heart health
   
Posted by: Elizabeth Renter

Raleigh :: NC :: USA | updated 2013-11-16 08:41:43 -0800 | health-news

Statins are a class of drugs normally prescribed to patients with high cholesterol in an effort to prevent heart attacks and strokes. But new guidelines released this week by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology...
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Breaking News: Study finds drug industry 'exaggerated' swine flu risks for profit
   
Posted by: Elizabeth Renter

Raleigh :: NC :: USA | updated 2013-11-13 09:08:05 -0800 | health-news

Large pharmaceutical companies are in business to make money, just like every other large corporation. So, when a new study published in BMJ finds the drug industry exaggerated the risk of swine flu (H1N1) and in turn made billions of...
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Breaking News: Philippines' typhoon aftermath: A 'monumental' health disaster
   
Posted by: Elizabeth Renter

Raleigh :: NC :: USA | updated 2013-11-15 09:31:29 -0800 | health-news

A storm of incredible strength and spreading disaster on an unimaginable scale tore through the Philippines Friday, leaving millions affected. While officials still don’t know the complete extent of the damage, they estimate 10,000 or more have died, with an...
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Breaking News: Trans fats: Why the FDA's ‘generally recognized as safe' label is misleading
   
Posted by: Elizabeth Renter

Raleigh :: NC :: USA | updated 2013-11-12 15:46:11 -0800 | health-news

When the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) puts its Generally Recognized As Safe or GRAS label on something, you would assume it’s a safe product. But you could be wrong. As the agency’s latest decision to remove that designation from...
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Breaking News: Experts tout weight-loss surgery as 'low risk' option for obese teens
   
Posted by: Elizabeth Renter

Raleigh :: NC :: USA | updated 2013-11-10 03:59:02 -0800 | health-news

US researchers, led by investigators with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, want to allay parent’s safety concerns when it comes to their children and bariatric weight-loss surgery. They’ve determined the risks of health complications in adolescents who receive...
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Breaking News: Depression second leading cause of disability worldwide: What's being done?
   
Posted by: Elizabeth Renter

Raleigh :: NC :: USA | updated 2013-11-10 00:27:12 -0800 | health-news

The prevalence of depression as a mental illness has grown significantly over the past several decades. Currently, it is the second leading cause of disability in the United States. A recently released study published in the journal PLOS Medicine indicates...
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Breaking News: Stroke victims get younger; diet and lifestyle to blame
   
Posted by: Elizabeth Renter

Raleigh :: NC :: USA | updated 2013-10-31 11:46:29 -0700 | health-news

While we most often think of the elderly suffering strokes, new research indicates their impact is reaching alarming levels in younger people, including children. Because stroke is one of the leading causes of death in the US and is on...
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Breaking News: Health disparity: Study shows childhood poverty has effects on brain
   
Posted by: Elizabeth Renter

Raleigh :: NC :: USA | updated 2013-10-30 17:57:01 -0700 | health-news

Racial and economic health disparities are a reality in the US and globally. But we are only beginning to understand all of the effects of these disparities. A new study from researchers with Washington University School of Medicine in St....
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Breaking News: Study finds new doctors are just plain “rude”
   
Posted by: Elizabeth Renter

Raleigh :: NC :: USA | updated 2013-11-09 07:33:40 -0800 | health-news

One doesn’t just decide to be a medical doctor one day and take on patients the next. It takes years of education and practice. But in that six-figure education, US doctors might be missing some basic knowledge of bedside manners...
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Breaking News: Lack of sleep could lead to heart disease and type 2 diabetes
   
Posted by: Elizabeth Renter

Raleigh :: NC :: USA | updated 2013-11-17 12:23:49 -0800 | health-news

Failing to get enough sleep doesn’t only make you feel sluggish and unfocused — it can be bad for your health. Scientists have told us that getting insufficient sleep can increase our risk of diseases like type 2 diabetes and...
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Breaking News: Is weight loss surgery better than diet and exercise?
   
Posted by: Elizabeth Renter

Raleigh :: NC :: USA | updated 2013-10-25 08:10:52 -0700 | health-news

More than two-thirds of the US population is overweight or obese. This means more than two-thirds of Americans are at risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and a host of other health problems related to weight. But rather than...
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Breaking News: One-third of US adults currently obese: Rate holds steady according to CDC
   
Posted by: Elizabeth Renter

Raleigh :: NC :: USA | updated 2013-10-20 06:36:11 -0700 | health-news

Obesity is a killer. It’s a condition that can increase your risk of diabetes, heart disease, certain types of cancer, arthritic conditions, dementia and early mortality. For those reasons and more, you would think people would stay as far away...
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