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Obesity Isn't Sole Cause of Type 2 Diabetes
Obesity Isn't Sole Cause of Type 2 Diabetes THURSDAY, Sept. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although the type 2 diabetes epidemic is commonly linked to being overweight or obese, excess weight isn't the only factor driving the trend, new research suggest...
Obese Teen Boys May Make Less Once They Enter Workforce: Study
Obese Teen Boys May Make Less Once They Enter Workforce: Study FRIDAY, Sept. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The incomes of adult men who were obese as teens may be nearly one-fifth lower than those who weren't obese during adolescence, a new study conte...
Obese in Adolescence, Colon Cancer in Later Life?
Obese in Adolescence, Colon Cancer in Later Life? MONDAY, Sept. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity and inflammation in late adolescence are associated with increased risk for colon and rectal cancer in adulthood, a new study of Swedish males suggest...
Oral Health in Women of Childbearing Age Needs Improvement
Oral Health in Women of Childbearing Age Needs Improvement FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women of childbearing age in the United States should be encouraged to maintain better oral care and visit the dentist routinely, according to a new ...
One Dose of Antidepressant Changes Brain Connections, Study Says
One Dose of Antidepressant Changes Brain Connections, Study Says THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Just a single dose of a common antidepressant can quickly alter the way brain cells communicate with one another, early research suggests. Th...
Obama Calls for National Plan to Fight Antibiotic Resistance
Obama Calls for National Plan to Fight Antibiotic Resistance THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- President Barack Obama escalated the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria on Thursday, ordering key federal agencies to pursue a national ...
Obama Steps Up Aid to Fight Ebola in West Africa
Obama Steps Up Aid to Fight Ebola in West Africa TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- On the same day that President Barack Obama announced a significant increase in U.S. aid to help combat West Africa's Ebola crisis, the World Health Organizat...
Older Patients More Likely to Fill Prescriptions for Generic Statins: Study
Older Patients More Likely to Fill Prescriptions for Generic Statins: Study MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Patients prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs are more likely to fill their prescriptions and gain health benefits if the medicatio...
Obese People May Be More Vulnerable to Food Cues
Obese People May Be More Vulnerable to Food Cues THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese people may be more vulnerable to environmental food cues than thin people because of differences in their brain chemistry, a new study suggests. This f...
Osteoporosis Drugs Work, But Review Finds No Clear Winner
Osteoporosis Drugs Work, But Review Finds No Clear Winner MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many osteoporosis drugs cut women's risk of suffering a bone fracture, though it's not clear whether any one medication works better than others, a new...