Trump Picks Obamacare Critic for Health Secretary

Nov. 29, 2016 — A leading critic of Obamacare has been selected by President-elect Donald Trump to lead the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Georgia Rep. Tom Price, 62, is an orthopedic surgeon and six-term congressman who chaired the House Budget Committee for the past two years, the Associated Press reported. Price pledged […]


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Fast-Food Calorie Labeling Not Working: Study

Nutrition postings went unnoticed by nearly two-thirds surveyed at the restaurants and one-third questioned by phone, the investigators found. To increase visibility of calorie content, the study authors recommended increasing the type size or color contrast of calorie information on menus and menu boards. Making these numbers more apparent could have another effect as well, […]


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Fast-Food Calorie Labeling Not Working: Study

Nutrition postings went unnoticed by nearly two-thirds surveyed at the restaurants and one-third questioned by phone, the investigators found. To increase visibility of calorie content, the study authors recommended increasing the type size or color contrast of calorie information on menus and menu boards. Making these numbers more apparent could have another effect as well, […]


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Elder Abuse Often Missed In ER

Elder Abuse Often Missed In ER By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) — About 10 percent of American seniors suffer elder abuse, yet the problem is often missed in hospital emergency departments, a new study finds. Researchers reviewed national data and found that emergency doctors make a formal diagnosis of […]


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Palliative Care Raises Quality of Life

Palliative Care Raises Quality of Life, But Doesn’t Extend It By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Palliative care can ease the burden that a serious illness places on both a patient and loved ones, but there’s no evidence that it can extend the life of a sick person, a […]


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These Medicines Often Send Americans to ERs

These Medicines Often Send Americans to ERs By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — An estimated one in 250 Americans lands in the hospital emergency department each year because of a medication-related reaction or problem, a new federal study finds. Among adults 65 and older, the rate is about one […]


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2 Doses of HPV Vaccine Effective for Younger Teens

TUESDAY, Nov. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — New global research confirms that two doses of the vaccine for HPV, rather than three, can protect younger teens against the sexually transmitted virus. Based on this study and others, U.S. government health officials revised their guidelines last month to recommend a two-dose regimen for teens younger than […]


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Enthusiastic Dads May Mean Happier Kids

TUESDAY, Nov. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — While quality time spent with kids is always important, new research suggests it’s a man’s attitude that’s key to raising happy children. The British study found that the babies of confident, enthusiastic fathers were less likely to develop behavioral problems by age 9 or 11. “It is psychological […]


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Mercury Levels Dropping in North Atlantic Tuna

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Mercury levels in one tuna species have decreased along with industrial emissions of the dangerous chemical element, a new study finds. The results suggest that reductions in mercury emissions could quickly result in lower mercury levels in some species of ocean fish, according to researcher Nicholas Fisher and […]


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U.S. Kids Are Eating Healthier Now, But …

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) — U.S. kids are eating healthier these days, but their daily diet is still nowhere near perfect, a new study reports. Kids today are eating more food that’s good for them: whole grains, whole fruits, dairy, and protein from seafood and plants. And, just as important, they are more […]


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