News tagged with national health

BMI thresholds predict metabolic syndrome in teens

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and FITNESSGRAM (FGram) body mass index (BMI) thresholds are predictive of metabolic syndrome in U.S. adolescents, according to a study published ...

Jan 29, 2014
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New US health law needs youth to sign up

Healthy young adults are so important to the success of the U.S. health care overhaul that takes effect Wednesday that both supporters and critics are spending millions to reach them with racy ads, social media campaigns ...

Jan 01, 2014
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Want to stop smoking? See a specialist

Smokers in England who want to stop smoking are three times more likely to succeed if they see a trained advisor than if they try by themselves, according to a new study published online today in the medical journal Addiction. Worryi ...

Dec 20, 2013
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Two in three 13-year-old girls afraid of gaining weight

Six in ten 13-year-old girls, compared to four in 10 boys the same age, are afraid of gaining weight or getting fat according to new research on eating disorders from the UCL Institute of Child Health (UK) in collaboration ...

Dec 16, 2013
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Struggling with chronic pain

People who suffer with chronic musculoskeletal pain face a daily struggle with their sense of self and find it difficult to prove the legitimacy of their condition.

Dec 02, 2013
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