News tagged with health risks

US tells 23andMe to halt sales of genetic test

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is ordering genetic test maker 23andMe to halt sales of its personalized DNA test kits, saying the company has failed to show that the technology is backed by science.

Nov 25, 2013
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CDC report says health disparities persist in America

(HealthDay)—Despite progress in some areas, health disparities remain for many Americans, health officials reported Thursday. These inequalities are related to income, education, sex, race, ethnicity, employment ...

Nov 22, 2013
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Insomnia linked to mortality risk

Insomnia, the most common sleep disorder, affects up to one-third of the population in the United States. In new findings, researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have found that some insomnia symptoms are associated ...

Nov 20, 2013
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Encouraging a healthy weight for a healthy heart

A healthy weight is the key to a healthy heart, and yet an estimated 1 out of 3 children is either overweight or obese in the U.S. During a special symposium Oct. 27 at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference ...

Oct 27, 2013
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French lawmakers approve tax on energy drinks

French lawmakers on Thursday approved a tax on energy drinks such as Red Bull over health concerns, amid growing claims that high-caffeine products are hazardous to young people.

Oct 24, 2013
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