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Nearly 30% of world population is overweight: study

More than 2.1 billion people globally—or nearly 30 percent of the world's population—are now overweight or obese, with the figure set to rise further by 2030, according to a study published ...

Thu 20 Nov 14 from Medical Xpress

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Sleep apnea linked to poor aerobic fitness

People with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea may have an intrinsic inability to burn high amounts of oxygen during strenuous aerobic exercise, according to a new study led by researchers ...

Mon 24 Nov 14 from Medical Xpress

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Eczema cases rising among US children

(HealthDay)—A growing number of children are being diagnosed with the allergic skin condition eczema—but it can usually be eased with topical treatments, according to a new report.

Mon 24 Nov 14 from Medical Xpress

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More than one-fifth of high school students smoke: CDC

(HealthDay)—More than a fifth of American teens smoke or use tobacco in some way, which means that millions of them are putting themselves at risk for early death, a federal government study ...

Thu 13 Nov 14 from Medical Xpress

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Working the night shift burns less energy and increases risk of weight gain

People who work the night shift are likely burning less energy during a 24-hour period than those on a normal schedule, increasing their risk for weight gain and obesity, according to a new ...

Mon 17 Nov 14 from Medical Xpress

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Benefits of regular vitamin D tests remain unproven, study says

Experts said Monday regular tests for vitamin D levels are not proven to be beneficial or harmful, despite previous research warning of damaging effects of vitamin D deficiencies in adults.

Tue 25 Nov 14 from Medical Xpress

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Running really can keep you young, study says

If you are an active senior who wants to stay younger, keep on running. A new study involving the University of Colorado Boulder and Humboldt State University shows that senior citizens who ...

Thu 20 Nov 14 from Medical Xpress

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Secondhand marijuana smoke may damage blood vessels as much as tobacco smoke

Breathing secondhand marijuana smoke could damage your heart and blood vessels as much as secondhand cigarette smoke, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association's ...

Sun 16 Nov 14 from Medical Xpress

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Full-day preschool linked with increased school readiness compared with part-day

Children who attended a full-day preschool program had higher scores on measures of school readiness skills (language, math, socio-emotional development, and physical health), increased attendance, ...

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Preconception care for diabetic women could potentially save $5.5 billion

Pregnant women with diabetes are at an increased risk for many adverse birth outcomes. Preconception care (PCC) can significantly lower these risks by helping pregnant mothers with diabetes ...

Mon 24 Nov 14 from Medical Xpress

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