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The Science Of Weight Loss: When It Comes To Exercise, More May Not Be Better

More might be less when it comes to exercise, according to a new study that shows there is a limit to how many calories we can burn through physical activity. The study, published in the journal Current Biology, found that our bodies stop burning extra calories beyond a certain threshold of activity, providing a scientific … Continue reading

Cardiac Arrest: The Hidden Warning Signs That Could Save Your Life

Doctors have long regarded sudden cardiac arrest as a deadly condition that strikes without warning, but a new study suggests it may not be so sudden after all. The research, conducted by scientists at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles, CA, shows for the first time that many patients experience telltale warning signs up … Continue reading

Deadly ‘Kissing Bugs’ Are Spreading Across The Southern U.S.

A disease-carrying insect that can cause a deadly infection in humans is spreading across the southeastern United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the month of November alone, Triatomine bugs–known more commonly as “kissing bugs”–were discovered in North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee, bringing the number of affected … Continue reading

Climate Change Could Force 100 Million More People Into Poverty By 2030, World Bank Warns

If countries fail to develop and sustain policies that mitigate the impacts of climate change and provide a safety net for the world’s poor, global warming will drive an additional 100 million people into poverty by 2030, a new World Bank report warns. The report, titled “Shock Waves: Managing the Impacts of Climate Change on … Continue reading

Weight Of The Nation: A Look At The Most (And Least) Obese States In America

Overweight and obesity have become the new normal in the United States, according to Monday’s “State of Obesity” report. Though only five states saw increases in adult obesity last year, researchers noted little overall improvement in the nation’s weight crisis: The average American adult is 24 pounds heavier than in 1980, when obesity rates were … Continue reading

Why Fidgeting Might Be Good For Your Health

  It’s widely known that prolonged sitting is a risk factor for chronic health problems and early death. But a new study published Wednesday in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine suggests that if you’re fidgeting while you’re sitting, spending hours at your desk might not be so bad for you after all. When 14,000 … Continue reading

For The First Time Ever, Daily Aspirin Is Being Recommended To Fight Cancer

Taking a daily dose of aspirin can help prevent both cardiovascular disease and colorectal cancer in some groups of adults, top U.S. experts in preventive medicine have determined. In a draft report published Monday, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) — an independent advisory panel of medical experts — concluded that there is now … Continue reading

STUDY: Poor Sleep Paves The Way For Heart Disease

Otherwise healthy people who have poor sleep habits may be putting themselves at risk for heart disease, a new study finds. Men and women in the study who got too much or too little sleep were more likely to suffer from stiffened arteries and calcium deposits on the walls of their major arteries — two … Continue reading

Your Heart Is Probably Much Older Than You Are, CDC Warns

You may feel young at heart, but chances are your actual heart is much “older” than your real age, according to new research. In a report published today, officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 3 out of 4 adults in the United States have a predicted “heart age” older than … Continue reading

Just One Drink A Day May Increase Women’s Risk Of Breast Cancer

Just one alcoholic drink a day is enough to increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer, according to new research that calls into question whether any level of drinking can be considered safe. A review of two long term studies tracking more than 100,000 health professionals in the United States has found that consuming one … Continue reading

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