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FITNESS & WELLNESS

Many US teens have poor health habits
HealthDay News
More than 80 percent of U.S. teens eat unhealthy diets and many are sedentary, which raises the odds they'll develop heart disease in adulthood, a new study suggests.
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Money for weight loss more successful in groups
MedPage Today
Weight loss programs that involve group competition for financial prizes may motivate patients to lose more weight than programs that offer individual rewards, researchers found.
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More diagnoses of ADHD causing concern
The New York Times
Nearly one in five high school-age boys in the United States and 11 percent of school-age children over all have received a medical diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to new data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These rates reflect a marked rise over the last decade and could fuel growing concern among many doctors that the A.D.H.D. diagnosis and its medication are overused in American children.
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DIET & NUTRITION


Chinese herbs may reduce hot flashes
Reuters
Women taking a Chinese herbal formula experienced less than half the number of menopausal hot flashes they had before the treatment, according to a new study from Hong Kong.
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Study: Eating more fiber daily moderately lowers stroke risk
Science World Report
Adding more fiber to your diet may lower the risk of stroke, a new study showed, although the effect is moderate. For every additional 7 grams of daily dietary fiber intake was associated with a significant 7 percent lower risk of hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke combined, researchers reported online in Stroke. One serving of whole wheat pasta plus two servings of fruits or vegetables provides about 7 grams of fiber, the researchers said.
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VITAMINS & PHARMACEUTICALS


FDA OKs 1st-of-a-kind diabetes drug
The Associated Press via USA Today
The Food and Drug Administration approved a first-of-its-kind diabetes drug from Johnson & Johnson that uses a new method to lower blood sugar — flushing it out in patients' urine. The agency cleared J&J's Invokana tablets for adults with Type 2 diabetes.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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    The fight against cancer begins at the kitchen table (The Marietta Daily Journal)
Body weight or body fat? You make the call (Jeff White)
Breath test might predict obesity risk (HealthDay News)
Drug shortages take heavy toll on cancer patient care (USA Today)
Kids who exercise less likely to have fractures in old age (TIME)

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Supplemental soy of no benefit after menopause
MedPage Today
Taking soy supplements won't improve quality of life for postmenopausal women, researchers found. In a randomized controlled trial, there were no differences in quality of life at one or two years whether women were taking one of two doses of a soy compound versus a placebo, researchers reported.
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CDC: Repeated births by teen girls still too high
HealthDay News
Nearly 20 percent of American teens who give birth have already had one or more babies, a federal study says.

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6 ways to naturally boost your metabolism
By Jeff White
How is it some people can eat whatever they want, whenever they want and never gain any weight, while others simply look at food and gain 10 pounds? Nobody said life was fair.

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The fight against cancer begins at the kitchen table
The Marietta Daily Journal
As rates of obesity rise in the U.S. and around the world, so does the spread of cancer. Weight loss guides and tips permeate our culture and can be found in most magazines and newspapers on any given day.

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RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT


CDC: Repeated births by teen girls still too high
HealthDay News
Nearly 20 percent of American teens who give birth have already had one or more babies, a federal study says. In 2010, more than 365,000 teens aged 15 to 19 gave birth and about 67,000 of those were repeat births, according to the April Vital Signs report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Parents will push for medication, even if doctor says not needed
HealthDay News
When doctors use quick-and-easy disease labels to sum up symptoms of concern in an otherwise healthy infant, parents are more apt to want to treat their child with some type of medication, even if they're told that drugs won't help, new research says.
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Study: Sexual activity is rare among young adolescents
USA Today
Contrary to popular belief, sexual activity among very young adolescents is not more prevalent today than in the past, says a report in Pediatrics magazine. The study also finds that sex among the same group is frequently involuntary.
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FAST FACTS
"TB is spread through the air from one person to another, but not by shaking someone's hand or sharing food, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."


 

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