Health Research


Roundup: One-Third of World is Now Overweight...

About one-third of the world’s population, more than 2 billion people, are overweight or obese, according to a new study published in the New England...

June 16, 2017 / 3 min read


Roundup: U.S. Deaths from Alzheimer’s Up 55%;...

Deaths caused by Alzheimer’s disease surged by 55 percent from 1999 through 2014, according to a new report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control...

June 2, 2017 / 3 min read


Roundup: Over-the-Counter Painkillers (NSAIDs) Linked to Higher...

Common over-the-counter pills and capsules are often used to relieve pain or reduce fever, but new research suggests they may increase your risk of a...

May 12, 2017 / 3 min read


Expanding Use of Plasma Injections in Orthopedic...

In recent years, both famous athletes and not-so-famous weekend warriors have received platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections to heal common orthopedic injuries, in many cases avoiding...

May 8, 2017 / 4 min read


Your Body Shape and Your Health

All fat is not equal. When it comes to people who are overweight or obese, those with the most concentration of “belly fat” are at...

April 26, 2017 / 3 min read


Roundup: More People Are Being Screened for...

Americans are increasingly following guidelines for colorectal cancer screenings, but that’s not the case for women who should get checked for breast and cervical cancers....

April 21, 2017 / 3 min read


Type 2 Diabetes on the Rise Among...

A concerning new byproduct of the obesity epidemic among children and teenagers is the relatively new rise of type 2 diabetes among school-age kids, according...

April 17, 2017 / 3 min read


Aspirin vs. Cancer: New Data Encouraging, But...

Can a doctor-supervised regimen of low-dose aspirin lower your risk of dying from cancer? New data based on a long-term study finds that, for certain...

April 10, 2017 / 3 min read


Most Children Who Died From Flu Were...

Most children who died from the flu during a recent four-year period were not vaccinated against the virus, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

April 5, 2017 / 2 min read