: ' Health'

UN Report Calls Hormone Disrupting Chemicals Global Threat

By Richard Lenti Hormone disrupting chemicals found in everyday products ranging from toys and pesticides to cosmetics and electronics are posing “a global threat” with long lasting health implications, warns a new report by the United [...]

CDC: High Blood Pressure “Out of Control”

Nearly 67 million Americans have high blood pressure, but despite getting treatment, more than half aren’t getting their condition under control, according to a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [...]

Little Evidence of Health Benefits from Organic Food

They’re touted as being better for you. But the next time you’re at the market, you may want to think twice about spending extra money on organic food. According to a new study, there’s no evidence [...]

Obese Youth Have Higher Risk of Gallstones

Children who are overweight or obese have a higher risk for gallstones, according to a large new study conducted by Kaiser Permanente in California. Researchers found that children and adolescents who were overweight were twice as [...]

Marijuana Use at Young Age Lowers IQ

Regular use of marijuana by adolescents causes lasting harm to a person’s intelligence, attention and memory, according to an international research team. In a long range study of over 1,000 New Zealanders, people who started using [...]

Poll: Obese Americans Face Discrimination

Over half of obese Americans feel they have been discriminated against when applying for a job or promotion, according to a new poll by Harris Interactive. Many also feel they have been socially shunned or discriminated [...]

South and Midwest Obesity Rates Still High

States in the South and Midwest lead the nation in adult obesity, with a dozen states having obesity rates of over 30 percent, according to a new analysis by the Trust for America’s Health and the [...]

More Americans Are Walking, but They Need to Pick Up the Pace

A growing number of American adults say they are walking regularly, but less than half exercise enough to improve their health, according to a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [...]

Brain Study Can Predict Who Gets Chronic Pain

Many chronic pain sufferers resent being told by friends and family that “the pain is all in your head.” But a new study out of Northwestern University found there is some truth behind that cliché. Researchers [...]

Smart Drug Dispenser Could Warn of Addiction and Diversion

A Chicago-area company is developing a smart medication dispenser that would track patient behavior and provide an early warning that opioid painkillers and other controlled substances are being misused. The device, called Divert-X, will tell physicians [...]