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Study: Exposure To Fast Food Restaurants Can Lead To Obesity

According to a recent study, exposure to fast food restaurants can lead to obesity; and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 2007 and 2010, adults in the US consumed an average of 11.3 percent of their total daily calories from fast food.

03/15/2014

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Study: Preschoolers Better At Figuring Out How Gadgets Work Than College Students

A recent study revealed that preschool-age children are better at figuring out how to use technological gadgets than college students.

03/12/2014

Report finds majority of people who abuse prescription drugs get them from friends or relatives. (Getty Images)

Friends Common Source Of Abused Prescription Meds

Majority of people who abuse prescription painkillers get the drugs for free from friends or relatives.

03/04/2014

Toddler obesity shrank sharply in the past decade, a new study suggests. While promising, it's not proof that the nation has turned a corner in the battle against childhood obesity, some experts say. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Study: Obesity In US Toddlers Drops By 43 Percent

Toddler obesity shrank sharply in the past decade, a new study suggests. While promising, it’s not proof that the nation has turned a corner in the battle against childhood obesity, some experts say.

02/26/2014

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Expert Claims Selfies Are Spreading Head Lice Infestations

People leaning their heads together to pose for selfies can capture memories from all across the globe – but they may just be capturing head lice.

02/25/2014

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Study: Average Obese Woman Only Gets One Hour Of Vigorous Exercise Per Year

The findings of a recent study suggest that the average obese woman in America only exercises vigorously for approximately one hour per year.

02/21/2014

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CDC: Younger People Especially Affected By Flu This Winter

A report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta indicates that younger Americans were especially affected by influenza this season.

02/20/2014

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Medical Expert: Vaccination Rate Among American Adults ‘Depressingly Low’

Medical experts and officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta said that vaccination rates among American adults are far lower than they ought to be.

02/11/2014

Survey finds increase in caffeine consumption among older kids and young adults. (Getty Images)

Caffeine Common In Kids And Young Adults; Soda Is Biggest Culprit

Study finds nearly 3 out of 4 U.S. children and young adults consume at least some caffeine, mostly from soda, tea and coffee.

02/11/2014

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Study: Minimum Alcohol Pricing Would Save Almost 900 Lives Every Year

A recent study suggests that instituting minimum pricing for alcohol would save approximately 860 lives each year.

02/10/2014

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