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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...
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...
Obama to Step Up Aid to Fight Ebola in West Africa
Obama to Step Up Aid to Fight Ebola in West Africa TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- On the same day that President Barack Obama was to announce a significant increase in U.S. aid to help combat West Africa's Ebola crisis, the World Health O...
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...
Obesity Remains Rampant Across America
Obesity Remains Rampant Across America THURSDAY, Sept. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than 20 states have obesity rates topping one-third of their population, and six states saw a rise in obesity rates last year, according to two new reports on Amer...
Obesity Fueling Rise in Diabetes Rates, Study Finds
Obesity Fueling Rise in Diabetes Rates, Study Finds TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. obesity epidemic is a driving force behind the rising rates of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. Researchers looked at data from five nati...
Outdoor Enthusiasts Need a Lightning Plan
Outdoor Enthusiasts Need a Lightning Plan SUNDAY, Aug. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Those partaking in outdoor sports and activities need to be aware of the threat posed by lightning and take appropriate safety measures, experts say. Over the last dec...
Overconfident Folks May Blind Others to Their Real Abilities
Overconfident Folks May Blind Others to Their Real Abilities WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Overconfident people are better at convincing others that they're more talented than they really are, and therefore are more likely to get promot...
One Part of the Brain Doesn't Age, Study Suggests
One Part of the Brain Doesn't Age, Study Suggests FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- At least one part of an older person's brain can still process information as well as younger people, according to new research. Researchers compared the spati...
Obama Administration Offers New Rules for Religious Objections to Health Care Law
Obama Administration Offers New Rules for Religious Objections to Health Care Law FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Responding to a Supreme Court ruling handed down late in June, the Obama administration on Friday proposed a compromise path th...