Tag: obesity

Roundup: Obesity-Linked Cancers in Young Adults; Kids...

Cancers Linked to Obesity Increasing Among Young Adults An obesity epidemic persists in the United States, and a new study...

February 8, 2019

Here’s Why Liver Cancer Rate is Growing...

While the overall cancer rate has been dropping since the early 1990s, the reverse is true for liver cancer. The...

January 15, 2019

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...

November 30, 2018

Roundup: Energy Drinks Constrict Blood Vessels; Coffee’s...

Energy Drinks Can Narrow Blood Vessels 90 Minutes After Consumption, Researchers Find An estimated one-third of teens between 12 and...

November 9, 2018

Roundup: High or Low BMIs are Unhealthy,...

Both Too High or Too Low BMI Levels Linked to Early Death From Range of Diseases, New Research Finds A...

November 2, 2018

U.S. Guidelines Urge More ‘Behavior’ Counseling for...

If your body mass index (BMI) is over 30, which qualifies as obese, you should also get a referral to...

September 24, 2018

Roundup: Lyme Disease, Kids’ Screen Time and...

Lyme Disease From Ticks has Spread to All 50 States, Report Finds The tick-borne illness Lyme disease has been detected...

August 10, 2018

Florida’s Obesity Rate Likely Higher Than Previously...

Widely distributed data about the U.S. population had estimated that Florida’s obesity rate is 27.8 percent. But a University of...

June 25, 2018

Roundup: ‘Gaming Disorder,’ Obesity Rates and Keystone...

‘Gaming Disorder’ Proposed as New Disease by World Health Organization (WHO) Whether it’s Fortnite, Candy Crush, Grand Theft Auto or...

June 22, 2018

Child Obesity Levels Still Rising — Not...

A troubling new report clears up an apparent misconception about the childhood obesity epidemic: It’s not leveling off as previous...

February 27, 2018

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