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Overweight, Boozy And Depressed: Why We Need Healthy New Year’s Resolutions

With the time for New Year's resolutions uncomfortably close, latest data from a huge nationwide study shows that obesity is up, as is drinking by women.

Immigrants, Beware: Living In The United States Is Fattening

Immigrants who have lived in the United States for at least 15 years are nearly as obese as U.S.-born adults

Researchers Identify New Way To Reduce Cholesterol Levels

Just in time for the holidays, McGill researchers have identified a new way to reduce fat and cholesterol levels in the body.

Aspirin Underused To Reduce Heart Disease Risk In Diabetic Women And Young Adults

Women and people under 50 who have diabetes are not using aspirin, despite the fact that it has been found an effective and inexpensive means to reduce risk of first and subsequent heart attack.

Study Suggests Nutrient Decline In Garden Crops Over Past 50 Years

A recent study suggests that their nutrient value has declined in recent decades.

Strokes: Dental X-Rays Reveal More Than Cavities

Dental visits usually result in patient recommendations to floss or reschedule more appointments to treat a cavity, however, some patients are learning they may be at risk for a stroke too.

Anger, Negative Emotions May Trigger Stroke

Anger and other negative emotions may be triggers for ischemic stroke, according to a study published in the December 14 issue of Neurology.

Race May Affect Weight And Fitness Level

Race may play an important role in determining a person's obesity and fitness levels, shows a new study.

Obesity In Middle Age May Drastically Raise Future Medicare Expenditures

Overweight and obesity in young adulthood and middle age may have devastating effects on future Medicare expenditures.

Diabetes: A Link Between Oral And Overall Health?

Diabetics who do not have good control over their blood sugar levels are more susceptible to oral health problems than non-diabetics.

Researcher Breaks Down Cholesterol Mystery

Scientist: chylomicrons gather on arterial walls and may be as dangerous or more dangerous than low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in causing strokes and heart attacks.

Obesity Gets You Where You Live

Obesity is likely to affect individuals in low-income areas where fresh fruits and vegetables may not be as plentiful.

Study Shows Difference In Cardiovascular Effects Between Vioxx And Celebrex

Researchers found a greater risk of heart attack associated with Vioxx than Celebrex.

New Stroke Prevention Therapy As Effective As Invasive Surgery

Angioplasty and stenting, the same techniques used to clear arteries blocked by heart disease, can also be used on the carotid artery to prevent stroke.

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