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Average American Woman's Waistline Grows to 39 Inches: CDC
Americans' belt size continues to inch up, and women's waistlines are widening faster than men's, according to new government research. The average waist size ballooned more than an inch -- from 37.6inches to 38.8 inches -- between 1999 and 2012, U.S. Centers for...... [Full Story]
Testosterone replacement therapies should be reserved for men with specific [Full Story]
Using the sound waves of an ultrasound to detect a painful kidney stone [Full Story]
Prenatal Exposure to Plastic Chemical Linked to Asthma
Exposure in the womb to household chemicals known as phthalates might [Full Story]
Managing diabetes, quitting smoking, controlling high blood pressure, [Full Story]
A blood test that measures DNA from a prostate cancer tumor could provide [Full Story]
1 in 25 Americans Is Cancer Survivor: Report
About 14.5 million U.S. cancer survivors are alive today, compared to just 3 million in 1971, the American Association for Cancer Research reported. These individuals amount to 4 percent of the population. [Full Story]
All Blood-Thinning Drugs Equally Safe: Study Review
Almost all the various treatment options for blood clots that form in veins are equally safe and effective, according to new research exploring the safety and effectiveness of treatments for such blood clots as deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism. [Full Story]
Olympian's Miracle Recovery Offers Hope on Spinal Injuries
Olympic swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen’s recovery from an accident that left her partially paralyzed spotlights how rapid advances allowing patients with spinal cord and brain injuries to regain their independence and live on their own. [Full Story] |
Doctor Admits Profiting by Giving Patients Unneeded Chemo
A Detroit-area cancer doctor accused of putting people through unnecessary treatments and then billing insurers for millions of dollars pleaded guilty to fraud Tuesday, admitting that he knew his patients often didn't need chemotherapy. [Full Story]
Walking, Biking to Work Improves Mental Health: Study
Trading the gas pedal for foot power or bike power to get to your job can also improve your mental health, British researchers report. Daily commuters who started walking or riding a bike were under less stress and were able to concentrate better. [Full Story]
Zero-Calorie Sweeteners Can Raise Blood Sugar: Researchers
New research shows fake sugars in diet soda, yogurt, and other foods consumed by millions can raise the blood sugar level instead of reducing it. The findings suggest artificial sweeteners do more harm than good for people with diabetes. [Full Story]
Simple Trick to Relieve Stress: Vagus Nerve Stimulation
The next time you're feeling anxious or depressed, don't take a prescription drug. Instead, try a safe and effective remedy for stress that is backed by thousands of years of anecdotal and scientific evidence. [Full Story]
Testosterone Supplements: Safe for the Heart?
Testosterone supplements used last year by about 2.3 million men are spurring debates over how necessary and safe they may be, even as U.S. regulators consider approving a new product. [Full Story]
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