Americans get too many calories from soda. But what about alcohol? It turns out adults get almost as many empty calories from booze as from soft drinks, a government study found.
Health Nov 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP)—Left-wing lawmakers in Germany are threatening to oppose government efforts to keep male infant circumcision legal.
Health Nov 12, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Physicians with the least experience spend significantly more money treating patients than physicians who have the most experience, according to a new RAND Corporation study.
Health Nov 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP)—Moshe Rute survived the Holocaust by hiding in a barn full of chickens. He nearly lost the use of his hands after a stroke two years ago. He became debilitated by recurring nightmares of his childhood ...
Medications Nov 02, 2012 | 3 / 5 (2) | 3
As the world struggles with a growing obesity epidemic, Slow Food gurus from the US and Australia are urging international campaigners gathered in Italy to join a revolution in the way children eat.
Overweight and Obesity Oct 28, 2012 | 3 / 5 (1) | 1
Almost one million Pakistani children were left out of a polio vaccination drive which ended Wednesday, officials said, as unrest and flooding limited access and some parents viewed the campaign as a Western "conspiracy".
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Health workers in Nepal on Monday culled hundreds of chickens and destroyed eggs following an outbreak of bird flu in the capital Kathmandu, a government official said.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers questioned nearly 5000 people in Argentina, Japan, Mexico, UK, and USA about the protective habits they adopted during the 2009 H1N1 'swine flu' pandemic, asking about non-pharmaceutical protective behaviours ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP)—A government official says Taiwan might be unable to support its highly-praised health insurance program because of a growing elderly population.
Health Oct 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Addressing the obesity epidemic by preventing excess calorie consumption with government regulation of portion sizes is justifiable and could be an effective measure to help prevent obesity-related health problems and deaths, ...
Overweight and Obesity Sep 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—The federal government's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) pays at least $2 billion annually for sugar-sweetened beverages purchased in grocery stores alone, according to ...
Health Sep 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP)—American children eat as much salt as adults—about 1,000 milligrams too much, or the same amount as in just one McDonald's Big Mac hamburger. Extra salt is linked with higher blood pressure, even in kids, but government ...
Health Sep 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
(AP)—The era of the supersized cola may come to an end in New York City on Thursday, when health officials are expected to approve an unprecedented 16-ounce (470-milliliter) limit on sodas and other sugary ...
Health Sep 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
South Korea will spend over half a million dollars on building floating toilets around shellfish farms to boost sanitary controls, officials said Wednesday, after US health authorities warned of contamination.
Health Sep 12, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(AP)—The Obama administration is urging a new focus on preventing suicides, especially among military veterans—and is beefing up the nation's crisis hotline to help.
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0