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STUDY: Climate Change-Fueled Food Crisis Could Kill Half A Million People By 2050

More than half a million people could die in the next few decades as a result of reduced global food production caused by climate change, according to new research published Wednesday in The Lancet. The study, from the UK-based Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food at the University of Oxford, is the first … Continue reading

Study Links Maternal Obesity, Diabetes To Increased Autism Risk In Kids

While diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder have increased in recent years, the factors behind this rise remain relatively mysterious and even controversial. However, a growing line of research suggests that many of the risk factors for the condition emerge long before birth. Now, a major study from Johns Hopkins University has found that maternal obesity … Continue reading

Maternal Mortality Rates Drop Worldwide, Except In The United States

While maternal mortality rates across the world have fallen by nearly 50% over the last 25 years, rates in the United States have risen during that same time period, according to a new global survey published Thursday by the United Nations and World Bank. Maternal mortality is defined as the death of a woman during … Continue reading

Startling New Research Shows Racial Disparities In Breast Cancer Are Getting Worse

Racial disparities have a profound impact on breast cancer outcomes in the United States, and a new report by the American Cancer Society shows the problem is only getting worse. For the first time ever, black women are getting breast cancer at the same rate as their white counterparts, the report says. The incidence of … Continue reading

Cutting Sugar Can Dramatically Improve Children’s Health In Just Days

Cutting most of the sugar from a child’s diet can rapidly and dramatically improve health, even without reducing calorie consumption or losing weight, a new study suggests. Researchers put a group of 43 obese kids and teens on a nine-day diet that severely restricted sugar intake, but replaced added sugars with starchy foods to maintain … 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

Being Overweight May Increase Brain Tumor Risk

Body weight and physical activity levels may affect the risk of a certain brain cancers, new research suggests. The study, published online Sept. 16 in the journal Neurology, found that excess weight was associated with a higher risk of a type of brain cancer known as meningioma. Obesity increased the risk of meningioma by 54 … 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

Shocking Number Of Americans Have Diabetes Or Pre-Diabetes

About half of American adults have either diabetes or prediabetes, a new study finds, highlighting the growing burden of chronic disease in the U.S. population. The research, published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that up to 14 percent of adults had type 2 diabetes in 2011-2012, and about 38 percent … 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

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