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Childhood Eating Habits May Persist Into Adolescence and Lead to Obesity

Chinese children are likely to maintain their dietary intake patterns from childhood into adolescence, a new study has found.

Mental Stress May Be Another Culprit In Raising Cholesterol Levels In Healthy Adults

There is good evidence to show that stress can increase a person's heart rate, lower the immune system's ability to fight colds and increase certain inflammatory markers but can stress also raise a person's cholesterol? It appears so for some people.

Study Shows Potential for Resolving Type 2 Diabetes with Bariatric Surgery

Research indicates that surgery to reduce obesity can eliminate manifestations of diabetes.

Diabetes Drug Could Work Against Alzheimer’s

Metformin, a drug used in type 2-diabetes might have the potential to also act against Alzheimer's disease.

Two New Treatments for Congestive Heart Failure

Researchers continue to develop treatments for this condition, in which the heart cannot adequately pump blood around the body, causing fluid to seep into the lungs and hinder breathing. Two of these treatments - a drug injection and a new type of pacemaker -recently were approved by the FDA.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Prevent Medical Complications of Obesity

Study shows how omega-3 fatty acids protect against liver damage and insulin resistance.

Exercise Shown to Have Positive Effect On Cholesterol

For the first time, Duke University Medical Center researchers have demonstrated that exercise -- without accompanying weight loss -- has a positive impact on improving cholesterol levels.

Regular Yoga Practice May Help Prevent Middle-Age Spread

regular yoga practice may help prevent middle-age spread in normal-weight people and may promote weight loss in those who are overweight.

Dietary Supplements Linked to One Death; Pose Risk of Liver Injury

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to immediately stop using Hydroxycut products by Iovate Health Sciences.

Researchers Fear Sports May Be Hazardous to Fans’ Health

Die-hard sports fans may be risking heart attack, stroke, diabetes, cancer and premature death because of unhealthy lifestyle choices that seem to go along with rooting for favorite sports teams.
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Online Tool Predicts Heart Disease, Diabetes Risk Better

Online risk calculator, also being called an internet crystal ball, proves to be more accurate than method traditionally used by doctors in predicting heart...

Twice as Many Women to be Diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes

Two to three times more pregnant women may soon be diagnosed and treated for gestational diabetes, based on new measurements for determining risky blood sugar levels for the mother and her unborn baby.

Anti-Clotting Drug Safer Than Aspirin at Averting Second Strokes

An anti-clotting drug is as effective as aspirin at preventing a second stroke, but without the bleeding complication sometimes associated with aspirin use, according to two new studies.

High Blood Pressure Has Stronger Effect on Mental Function in Blacks

Not only does high blood pressure adversely affect mental functioning, but the correlation appears to be stronger among African-Americans than among whites, researchers report.

Survey: Some People Would Give Life or Limb Not To Be Fat

Nearly half of the people responding to an online survey about obesity said they would give up a year of their life rather than be fat.

Link Between Gestational Diabetes and Autism Risk

Researchers analyzed data to assess the association between maternal diabetes, both known prior to pregnancy and diagnosed during pregnancy, and the risk of autism...

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