Why Being Skinny Fat Is As Dangerous As Being Obese

Everyone knows obesity carries the risk of a worrying number of diseases, from heart disease to type 2 diabetes. But a slim physique doesn’t offer a free pass from chronic conditions, and growing evidence suggests being so-called skinny fat could be just as damaging as being obese. The misconception that…

Olympic Gold Medal Skier Reveals She Has Breast Cancer At Age 35

Olympic gold medalist Kikkan Randall announced Wednesday that she’s facing her toughest challenge yet. The 35-year-old cross-country skier took to Facebook to reveal to her fans that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. “The color pink has taken on a new chapter in my life as I was recently…

Here’s How Being Broke Can Impact Your Mental Health

If you’ve ever had to worry about where your next paycheck would come from, you know how anxiety-inducing and depressing it can be to feel like you don’t have enough to survive on. Though depression is a complicated condition and there’s often not one single cause for it, there are…

Your Prescription Bottle Has A Mind-Blowing Secret Feature

That child-resistant packaging on your prescription bottle may seem like a nuisance, but it actually has a secret, time-saving feature. Unless you’ve been blessed with a superhuman grip, odds are you’ve found yourself struggling to get the cap off a prescription bottle at least once. The good news? That tricky…

How A Drug For Pets May Help Prevent Zika And Malaria

Diseases spread by pests like mosquitoes and fleas remain global health problems. To prevent transmission, public health strategy has largely focused on using insecticides or bed nets. Vaccines are also under development for diseases like Zika, but few are approved for use. Now, a new study suggests that medicines already…

FDA Agrees To Fast-Track Review Of One-Dose Flu Drug

After the worst flu season in nearly a decade, a new drug could revolutionize how we treat the seasonal virus. The FDA agreed to fast-track a review of a one-time dose, baloxavir marboxil, that’s shown impressive results in Japan. It shortens flu symptoms by more than a day and also…

Surgeons Reattach Teen’s Severed Arm After UTV Accident

A 13-year-old North Carolina boy is working to gain full-range of his left arm after a UTV accident left him with a severed limb. Tyler Hughes, who was out riding with friends in January when the vehicle’s roll bar landed on his arm, has undergone six surgeries since the traumatic injury….

Insulin Pills: How Close Are We For Diabetes Patients?

Daily insulin shots for the management of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes could become a thing of the past, and insulin pills could someday be another option for diabetes patients. In people with Type 1 diabetes, the pancreas does not make insulin — a hormone that helps glucose get…

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