New Report a Wake-Up Call for Childhood Obesity

Worldwide, more than 200 million children and teens are overweight, including more than 75 million young people who are considered…

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Study: Soft Drink Bottles Found to Contain Harmful Toxins

Many popular soft drinks are sold in bottles made of polyethylene terephthalate, or PET, a type of plastic commonly used…

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How Does Your Blood Pressure Affect Your Brain?

The American Heart Association wants us to think about blood pressure—but not for the reasons you may think. In a…

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CDC Partners with Universities to Study Superbugs

Washington University and the University of Michigan are just two of the schools that will be working in collaboration with…

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Military Study Spotlights Mental Health Benefits of Fish Oil

A new study offers hope for the large number of soldiers struggling with or at risk for mental illness. Working…

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Score One for Your Health: 3 Good-for-You Game Day Recipes

Fall means football season, and football season means… food! Because we know game day is one of the toughest times…

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Does Fidgeting Keep Your Heart Healthy?

Are you a finger tapper? An under-the-table leg bouncer? It turns out you may be doing your heart a favor.…

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New Report Paints a Bleak Picture of Global Air Quality

In September the World Health Organization (WHO) released a new report detailing the state of global air quality and its…

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Can Stress Sabotage Your Healthy Eating Habits?

We tend to think that when we make good choices about the foods we eat, good things are bound to…

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Gut Bacteria and Children’s Health: 2 New Studies

Countless studies have shown that a healthy, balanced gut plays an important role in digestive health, immune health, and much…

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Do Fitness Trackers Fall Short when it Comes to Weight Loss?

Wearable fitness trackers certainly have their benefits. They encourage us to get moving, set goals, and be more proactive about…

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Can Simple Stretching Exercises Support a Healthy Heart?

When it comes to heart health, even small changes in your daily routine can bring about positive changes and help…

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Study: IBD Patients, Providers Not Talking Enough about Nutrition

More than a million Americans suffer from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the name for a group of conditions characterized by…

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Toxins in Household Dust: New Study Looks at the Big Picture

Although a number of smaller studies have explored the presence of common toxins in household dust, researchers from three prominent…

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Sugar Industry Tried to Sweeten Heart Health Research

New research points to evidence that the sugar industry may have put a self-serving twist on a report published in…

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