Us Obesity Problem Is Not Budging, New Data Shows

America’s weight problem isn’t getting any better, according to new government research. Overall, obesity figures stayed about the same: About 40 percent of adults are obese and 18.5 percent of children. Those numbers are a slight increase from the last report but the difference is…

Alarm As ‘Super Malaria’ Spreads In South East Asia

The rapid spread of “super malaria” in South East Asia is an alarming global threat, scientists are warning. This dangerous form of the malaria parasite cannot be killed with the main anti-malaria drugs. It emerged in Cambodia but has since spread through parts of Thailand,…

Nerf Guns Can Lead To Serious Eye Injuries, Doctors Warn

Bullets from Nerf guns can cause serious eye injuries, doctors from a London eye hospital are warning. They treated three people with internal bleeding around the eye, pain and blurred vision after they were shot with the toy guns by children. Writing in BMJ Case…

How To Keep Your Kids Safe At The Dentist

After the tragic death of 3-year old Daleyza Hernandez Avila earlier this summer, the safety of children undergoing anesthesia for common dental procedures has attracted national attention. This isn’t the first time in recent years that the safety of sedating children at the dentist’s office…

Fight Depression By Making These Key Diet Changes

Depression can trigger a host of feelings from agitation and insomnia to poor appetite, or just the opposite—excessive hunger. It’s the hunger feeling some may use as a crutch or coping mechanism to comfort the feelings of hopelessness or despair. This may work temporarily, but…

A Blood Test For Cancer Could Be Closer Than People Realize

The gold standards for cancer detection still have many flaws. Cancer researcher Jimmy Lin has developed a blood test that promises faster, less invasive, and more specific results. Research in cancer patients could lead to trials on healthy people. The best way people can maximize their chances…

More Than A Third Of Us Adults Prescribed Opioids In 2015

The United States needs to curb excessive opioid prescribing and improve access to pain management techniques, suggests a new government study. Researchers found that more than one third of U.S. adults were prescribed the medications in 2015 and many also misused the drugs. “A very…

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