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    Americans With Obesity Aren’t Trying To Lose As Much Weight

    More than a third of American adults are obese, yet new research shows that fewer people are trying to lose weight now than in the past. In the research letter, published in the , researchers looked at about 27,000 overweight or obese Americans who reported trying to lose weight in the last year. The report […] More

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    Cancer and Vitamin D: What You Need to Know

    Vitamin D helps build healthy bones, but that’s not all it can do. More recent data point to other potential benefits, including staving off dementia and protecting against certain cancers, such as colon and breast cancer. But how strong is the evidence? In a new study published in , Joan Lappe, from the Creighton College […] More

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    Most People With Depression Don’t Get Treatment

    Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders, affecting an estimated 15.7 million Americans. Yet according to a recent study published in the majority of people who suffer from the mood disorder aren’t getting the right treatment or any treatment at all. What’s more, many people who are under treatment don’t show any […] More

  • can laptops cause infertility in females and males? Can Laptops Cause Infertility in Females and Males? laptop hands 364x205
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    Can Laptops Cause Infertility in Females and Males?

    Using a laptop the way its name suggests—on your lap—has long sparked concerns about male fertility due to crotch overheating. Even now, while many laptops run cooler than their predecessors, men planning to father children still need to be mindful of the risks, some experts say. “Human males have testicles outside our bodies for a […] More

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    Kidney Transplant: Why I Donated My Kidney to a Stranger

    When I decided to donate my kidney, it wasn’t much of a decision-making process, but more like a tap on the shoulder. I read a newspaper article about how kidney donations help desperate families, and I thought about my late husband. He died from ALS in 2014, and it would have meant the world to […] More

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    How the Coronavirus Outbreak Could Affect Refugees

    When Wahidullah Rahimi leaves his tent to wander around the refugee camp on the Greek island of Samos, he wears a face mask. But between standing in line alongside other refugees at food distribution centers and sleeping in an unsanitary tent, the 32-year-old Afghan knows there is little he can do to protect himself from […] More

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    Trying to Be Happy Is Making You Miserable. Here’s Why

    The Declaration of Independence guaranteed Americans the right to pursue happiness, and we haven’t stopped looking for it since. But despite the college courses, research labs and countless self-help books dedicated to that search, only 33% of Americans actually said they were happy in a 2017 survey. A new paper may help explain why: We’re […] More

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    These Are Healthy Eating Habits of Thin Families

    There are few things that Americans agree on, but here’s one of them: Eating dinner together as a family is a good idea. zombies eat together more often than today’s families. For many of us, getting the whole group together for mealtime is a ritual reserved only for Sunday nights or special occasions. Otherwise, it’s […] More

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    How Your Long CommuteEffects Your Weight Gain

    Getting from your home to your office and back again is a major part of daily life, but the act of commuting may be even more important than we realize. According to a new report, longer commutes may be detrimental to your health. The report, which was commissioned by London-based charity The Royal Society for […] More

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    EXCLUSIVE: Fitbit Working On Atrial Fibrillation Detection

    When a 42-year-old patient came to Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in New Jersey to be treated after a seizure last year, doctors were able to identify exactly when his heart rate began to spike by looking at his Fitbit fitness tracker. It let doctors know he’d only been in a-fib for a few […] More

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    This Week in Health: Eat Filling Foods, Beware of Spinning

    This week, we rounded up a list of the very best foods for curbing hunger and keeping you full for longer. Here’s what else grabbed our attention in health this week. 100 super-healthy and filling foods By now the elements of a heathy diet are clear (one rich in whole, fresh fruits and vegetables), but […] More

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    Are DIY Ventilator Alternatives a Good Idea During COVID-19?

    A mechanical ventilator can cost a hospital tens of thousands of dollars up front, and even more money each day it’s used to keep oxygen flowing into a sick patient’s lungs. It’s unsurprising, then, that some small U.S. hospitals can count theirs on one hand. There are about 160,000 ventilators in use in hospitals nationwide—about […] More