Health Alerts


Roundup: Mediterranean Diet Ranked No. 1; FDA...

Mediterranean Diet, Focusing on Planted-Based Foods, Wins Top ‘Overall Diet’ Honor for 2019 The so-called Mediterranean diet, which focuses on planted-based foods, whole grains and...

January 4, 2019 / 3 min read


Roundup: Average Weight of U.S. Adults Increasing;...

Average Weight for U.S. Adults Increases, BMIs Near ‘Obesity’ Level, CDC Reports. On average, U.S. adults are getting heavier as the obesity epidemic forges on,...

December 28, 2018 / 3 min read


The Power of Exercise in Reducing High...

Another report has found that regular exercise can benefit one’s health. This time the focus is on individuals who take medications for high blood pressure....

December 27, 2018 / 2 min read


U.S. Surgeon General Warns: E-Cig Use Among...

In a rare national advisory, the nation’s top public health official warned Americans of the hazards of e-cigarettes, such as the JUUL vaping device, especially...

December 19, 2018 / 3 min read


Roundup: Breast Cancer Risk and Childbirth; Needless...

Breast Cancer Risk May Increase for Some Years After Childbirth, Study Finds A new study by researchers from the University of North Carolina and the...

December 14, 2018 / 3 min read


Roundup: More Recalls of Blood Pressure Meds;...

More Blood Pressure Meds Recalled Over Potential Cancer-Causing Impurity The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has added to its list of recalled blood pressure...

November 30, 2018 / 3 min read


Roundup: Screenings for ‘Unhealthy Alcohol Use;’ Salmonella...

U.S. Panel: Adults Should be Screened for ‘Unhealthy Alcohol Use’ All adults, including pregnant women, should be screened for “unhealthy alcohol use” by their primary...

November 16, 2018 / 3 min read


Healthy Halloween: Avoid Colored Contact Lenses and...

It’s illegal to sell any contact lenses without a prescription in the United States. But every Halloween there’s a resurgence in the popularity of colored...

October 29, 2018 / 2 min read


Not Exercising is Even Worse for Your...

The majority of U.S. adults do not meet the weekly, minimum exercise routines (150 minutes of moderate activity or 75 minutes of vigorous) as recommended...

October 23, 2018 / 3 min read