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Outreach Program May Help Poorer Smokers Quit
Outreach Program May Help Poorer Smokers Quit MONDAY, Dec. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new type of outreach program was effective in helping poorer Americans quit smoking, researchers say. People with low incomes in the United States have higher ra...
Obese Kids' Brains Show Stronger Response to Sugar: Study
Obese Kids' Brains Show Stronger Response to Sugar: Study MONDAY, Dec. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The brains of obese children have a stronger response to sugar than those of kids with a healthy weight, a new study says. The findings support the the...
Only 4 in 10 Americans Eat Heart-Healthy Nuts Each Day, CDC Says
Only 4 in 10 Americans Eat Heart-Healthy Nuts Each Day, CDC Says WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nutrition experts advocate including nuts in a heart-healthy diet, but a new study finds that about 60 percent of Americans don't consume the...
Older Cars a Bad Choice for Younger Drivers
Older Cars a Bad Choice for Younger Drivers FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research warns parents that buying an older car for their teens may put their young lives at risk. Nearly half of teen drivers killed in the United States betwee...
Obesity Can Cause 'Silent' Damage to Heart
Obesity Can Cause 'Silent' Damage to Heart FRIDAY, Dec. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Heart damage can occur in obese people without causing symptoms, and take place without other heart risk factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholest...
Obesity-Related Ills May Shave Up to 8 Years Off Your Life: Study
Obesity-Related Ills May Shave Up to 8 Years Off Your Life: Study THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The heart disease and diabetes that often accompany obesity may rob people of almost a decade of life and close to two decades of a healthy li...
Officials Designate 35 Ebola Treatment Centers
Officials Designate 35 Ebola Treatment Centers TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Thirty-five hospitals across the United States have been designated as Ebola treatment centers, and more will be designated in the coming weeks, the Centers for D...
Obesity Tied to Half a Million Cancers Worldwide, Report Shows
Obesity Tied to Half a Million Cancers Worldwide, Report Shows WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity is associated with close to 500,000 new cancer cases worldwide each year, and nearly two-thirds of obesity-related cancers occur in Nor...
Obese Employees Miss More Work, Study Finds
Obese Employees Miss More Work, Study Finds MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese Americans are absent from work more often than their normal-weight colleagues, and these absences cost the U.S. economy more than $8 billion a year, a new stud...
Oxygen May Not Help Heart Attack Victims
Oxygen May Not Help Heart Attack Victims WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Strapping an oxygen mask to someone suffering a heart attack might make their heart attack worse, new research suggests. Heart attack victims treated with oxygen end...