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Obesity among all US adults reaches all-time high - CNN
(CNN) The United States will not be escaping the obesity epidemic crisis anytime soon: Nearly 40% of adults and 19% of youth are obese, the highest rate the country has ever seen in all adults, according to research released Friday by the National ...

The mother jailed for refusing to vaccinate her son says she would 'do it all over again' - Washington Post
Days after a Michigan mother was put in jail for ignoring a court order to vaccinate her 9-year-old son, she said that given the choice, she would ?do it all again.? Rebecca Bredow, who lives in the Detroit area, was sentenced last week to nearly a ...

Magic mushrooms might help depression by resetting the brain - The Verge
Magic mushrooms might help depressed patients by helping them ?reset? their brains, according to a new study that uses brain scans to look at the lasting effects of psychedelics. There has been a recent wave of research into the helpful effects of ...

A doctor shouted at a sick mother to 'get the hell out.' Now he's under criminal investigation. - Washington Post
A doctor in northern Florida is under criminal investigation after he was seen on video shouting at a patient to ?get the hell out? of an urgent-care clinic, then apparently grabbing her daughter's cellphone, which was recording the incident. Peter ...

Energy drinks leave new father with hole in his skull, fighting for his life during son's birth - AOL
A mother of one is speaking out after her husband's energy drink consumption nearly cost her family everything. In a post shared on Endres Photography's Facebook page, a woman named Brianna described the heart-wrenching battle that she and her ...

South Lyon restaurant patrons warned of measles exposure - Detroit Free Press
Oakland County health officials are warning patrons and staff of Lucas Coney Island in South Lyon that they may have been exposed to the measles, a sometimes deadly virus that was considered eliminated from the U.S. by the year 2000. ?Measles is a ...

Porter hospital takes aim at breast cancer - Chicago Tribune
Porter Regional Hospital employees listen to speakers Oct. 11 during ?Blow Away Breast Cancer,? meant to raise awareness for early detection and treatment of breast cancer. (Amy Lavalley / Post-Tribune). Amy LavalleyPost-Tribune. Privacy Policy.
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FDA advisers urge approval for first gene therapy for inherited disease - Washington Post
A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee unanimously endorsed an experimental gene therapy Thursday for patients with a rare kind of hereditary blindness, setting the stage for a historic approval. If the agency agrees with the recommendation, ...

PSA tests aren't great for diagnosing prostate cancer. Here are some better options in the works - Los Angeles Times
The PSA test is an imperfect way to screen men for prostate cancer. But now, doctors have new tools to help them detect and manage the often-perplexing disease. (Getty Images/iStockphoto). By Chris Woolston. Medical Research · Breast Cancer ...

DNA study provides insight into how to live longer - BBC News
Every year spent in education adds an average of 11 months to people's lifespan, say scientists. The researchers say a person loses two months for every kilogram overweight they are - and seven years for smoking a packet of cigarettes a day. Unusually ...

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