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U.S. Obesity Rates Rising Again

TUESDAY, June 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — After briefly leveling off, the U.S. obesity rate may be climbing again, according to a preliminary study. The rate had been rising for decades until it appeared to…


Kitchen Towels Laden With Bacteria

MONDAY, June 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Is your kitchen towel making you sick? The answer could be yes if you use the towel for many purposes, have a large family and are not a…


Coffee May Do Your Liver Good

MONDAY, June 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — More good news for coffee lovers: Having three or more cups of “joe” each day may help ward off serious liver ailments, new research suggests. The 26-year study…


Americans’ Obsession With Sugar Starts in Infancy

SUNDAY, June 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — It’s well-known that Americans consume too much sugar. But that affinity for the sweet stuff starts as early as infancy, with some babies consuming added sugar that exceeds…


Never Ignore Depression

THURSDAY, June 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Studies show that depression is underreported. People aren’t getting the help they need, sometimes because they don’t know the warning signs or where to turn, or are embarrassed…


U.S. Suicide Rates on the Rise

THURSDAY, June 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Suicide rates are soaring across America, a new government report shows. Between 1999 and 2016, 25 states saw suicide rates jump more than 30 percent. There was variation:…


Go Vegan to Jumpstart Weight Loss

WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Vegan diets are hard for many people to stick with long-term, but studies show that this way of eating can translate to weight loss. Vegan is the strictest…


Human Trials Set for Experimental HIV Vaccine

WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — An experimental HIV vaccine protected animals from dozens of strains of HIV. And a human trial of the vaccine is expected to begin in the second half of…


Smart Steps for Safer International Travel

TUESDAY, June 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Experiencing other cultures, visiting world landmarks and tasting foreign cuisines are just some of the pleasures of international travel. But for a safer trip, take these steps before…


Could Rover Unleash a Flu Pandemic?

TUESDAY, June 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Dog lovers might be distressed by the latest research on flu pandemics. In the new study, scientists suggest that your beloved furry companion could trigger a flu pandemic…