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European court rules obesity can be disability

The European Court of Justice says obesity can be a disability, a ruling that could have consequences for employers across the continent.

Thu 18 Dec 14 from Medical Xpress

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Women's age at first menstrual cycle linked to heart disease risk

Women who had their first menstrual cycle at age 10 or younger, or age 17 or older, may be at higher risk of developing heart disease, stroke, and complications of high blood pressure, according ...

Mon 15 Dec 14 from Medical Xpress

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Surge in health law sign-ups

Sign-ups under President Barack Obama's health care law surged last week, driven by a deadline for getting covered by Jan. 1, officials said Tuesday. Unlike last year, the HealthCare.gov website ...

Tue 16 Dec 14 from Medical Xpress

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Weigh-in once a week or you'll gain weight

Stepping on the scale is common among dieters but how does the frequency of weigh-ins impact weight? A new study in PLOS ONE showed that the more frequently dieters weighed themselves the more ...

Wed 17 Dec 14 from Medical Xpress

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Human exposure to metal cadmium may accelerate cellular aging

A new study led by a researcher at Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) at the George Washington University looks at the metal cadmium and finds that higher human ...

Wed 10 Dec 14 from Medical Xpress

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Many US workers are sacrificing sleep for work hours, long commutes

A new study shows that paid work time is the primary waking activity exchanged for sleep and suggests that chronic sleep loss potentially could be prevented by strategies that make work start ...

Thu 11 Dec 14 from Medical Xpress

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Teen contraband smokers more likely to use illicit drugs

A University of Alberta economics professor has discovered a link between contraband cigarette use and illicit drug use among Canadian teens.

Tue 16 Dec 14 from Medical Xpress

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Cake or carrots? Timing may decide what you'll nosh on

When you open the refrigerator for a late-night snack, are you more likely to grab a slice of chocolate cake or a bag of carrot sticks? Your ability to exercise self-control—i.e., to settle ...

Mon 15 Dec 14 from Medical Xpress

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Helping parents understand infant sleep patterns

Most parents are not surprised by the irregularity of a newborn infant's sleep patterns, but by six months or so many parents wonder if something is wrong with their baby or their sleeping arrangements ...

Fri 19 Dec 14 from Medical Xpress

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Parents' BMI decreases with child involved in school-based, community obesity intervention

Parents of children involved in an elementary school-based community intervention to prevent obesity appear to share in health benefits of the intervention.  A new analysis of Shape Up Somerville: ...

Fri 19 Dec 14 from Medical Xpress

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