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 Fitness & Wellness

Physician office visits increase as preventive care makes gains
American Medical News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A recent U.S. Census Bureau report showed a marked, decade-long fall through 2010 in medical services utilization by working-age Americans. But the report may represent the bottom of a fall in physician office visits, before the health system reform movement gave patients, payers and doctors incentives to get people into an exam room more often for preventive care. More

Healthy lifestyle boosts survival odds for older women with cancer
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Older women diagnosed with cancer who stay physically active, maintain a healthy weight and eat a well-balanced diet are much more likely to survive than those who don't, according to a new study. More

Severe obesity still rising fast in the US
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The number of Americans who are severely obese shot up by 70 percent in the past decade or so, though the increase has slowed down in more recent years, a new study finds. Between 2000 and 2010, the proportion of Americans who were severely obese — at least 100 pounds overweight — rose from 4 to almost 7 percent. More

 Diet & Nutrition

Free fruit at school tied to fewer junk snacks
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Norwegian children attending schools where free fruit was on offer ate less junk food and drank less soda than before the fruit was available, according to a new study that also found children from disadvantaged households seemed to benefit the most. More

Pediatricians: Organic foods may not be better
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The jury is still out on whether eating organic foods offers children greater health benefits than conventional foods, concludes a report by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Based on an analysis of scientific studies surrounding organic produce, dairy products and meat, the report says that the health advantages are inconclusive. More

Cranberries may not be effective against UTIs
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Cranberries or cranberry juice has often been recommended as a way to help prevent urinary tract infections. But, a new study shows the fruit may not be as effective against the infection as once thought. More

 Vitamins & Pharmaceuticals

Lapses at big drug factories add to shortages and danger
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Recent quality lapses at big drug companies show that contamination and shoddy practices extend well beyond the loosely regulated compounding pharmacies that have attracted attention because of their link to an outbreak of meningitis. More

Antibiotics are ineffective for treating common cold cough in children
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Antibiotics are not successful in treating cough due to the common cold in children, according to findings presented at CHEST 2012, the annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians. Researchers found that when children suffering from acute cough were treated with either anti-tussive medication or antibiotics, using only antibiotics presented a lower percentage of cough resolution. More

Study: Multivitamins may lower cancer risk in men
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America's favorite dietary supplements, multivitamins, modestly lowered the risk for cancer in healthy male doctors who took them for more than a decade, the first large study to test these pills has found. More

Patients often find getting eating disorder coverage is tough
Kaiser Health News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
According to the Eating Disorders Coalition, a lobbying and advocacy group based in Washington, D.C., 14 million people are affected with anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder. And for many of these patients, getting a full range of insurance coverage can be difficult. Mental health coverage is often less generous than coverage for physical ills. More

 Research & Development

Vaginal ring delivers HIV drug in animal study
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A vaginal ring tested in sheep appears able to release an HIV drug for up to three months, scientists report. An anti-HIV vaginal ring could allow sexually active women to gain some protection against the virus without relying on her partner to use a condom. More

Study: US boys reaching puberty up to 2 years earlier
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American boys may be reaching puberty earlier than ever before. Researchers have found signs of puberty in U.S. boys at an average age of 9 for blacks, 10 for whites and Hispanics — up to two years earlier than previously reported. Other studies have suggested that girls are also entering puberty younger. More

"A number of factors may contribute to eating disorders, including low self-esteem, depression or loneliness, according to the National Eating Disorders Association."


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