Overweight & Obesity

CDC: Prevalence of obesity 42.4 percent in 2017 to 2018

(HealthDay)—The prevalence of obesity was 42.4 percent among U.S. adults in 2017 to 2018, according to a February data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hardest-hit China, South Korea count 938 new virus cases

As the worst-hit areas of Asia continued to struggle with a viral epidemic, with hundreds more cases reported Thursday in South Korea and China, worries about infection and containment spread across the globe.

Health

Brisbane's grass pollen season the worst on record

Brisbane's grass pollen levels over the past two months have been up to four times higher than levels recorded anywhere in Australia since comparative records have been kept, QUT's Professor Janet Davies told a federal parliamentary ...

Medical research

New research takes p*** out of incontinence

Millions of people might eventually be spared the embarrassment and extreme isolation caused by wetting themselves, thanks to new research.

Health

From 'bench-to-bedside' and more: Medical buzzwords decoded

A few short weeks ago, the word "coronavirus" probably meant little, if anything, to most people. (Human coronaviruses were first identified in the 1960s and, while they vary in severity, all have the ability to cause respiratory ...

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