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Your guide to the FDA's new Nutrition Facts label

It's no secret that America's pants are ripping at the seams. A recent CDC study found the rate of obesity in the United States is still continuing its upward trajectory. To put the numbers into perspective, health officials expressed concern in 1997 when 19.4 percent...

source: By Natalie Thomas
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Media violence has become a routine part of the daily lives of American children, and parents, lawmakers and the media should take steps to change that, a leading pediatricians' group recommends. The new policy statement, from the American Academy of Pediatrics, calls on...

source: HealthDay News via U.S. News & World Report

Nine out of every 10 strokes has a modifiable risk factor, including hypertension, a new study suggests. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, where about 800,000 Americans suffer a stroke each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control...

source: Fox News

As scientists learn more about how the Zika virus can cause brain damage in a developing fetus, a major question has remained: How does a virus that infects a pregnant mother through a mosquito bite on her skin get into her womb? It...

source: The New York Times

Last week, the House of Representatives almost unanimously passed one of the most significant bills targeting mental health reform since 1963, but mental health advocates say this notable victory is only the tip of the iceberg. The Helping...

source: NBC News

Some 15.5 million Americans alive today have beaten cancer; that number is projected to rise to more than 20 million by 2026. Those figures are a testament to the huge advances made in medicine. But breakthroughs in science are useless when patients are shunned by society...

source: Newsweek

Cancer patients and their doctors often hold different opinions about the patient's chances for survival and how long he or she might live, according to a new study. And, in many cases, patients are unaware there's any misunderstanding. "First, some patients might know...

source: HealthDay News via Chicago Tribune


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