Would you eat less if labels and menus listed the amount of exercise needed to work off a meal's calories? A recent study lead by Dr. Meena Shah at TCU shows people make healthier decisions when presented with information in this way.
Heart attack survivors should be wary about taking a common group of painkillers known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs because the drugs could increase longer term risk of a second heart attack, or even death.
Having available the complete genetic map of the 1918 flu virus that killed 50 million people worldwide offers new insights into flu virus biology and will help prevent and control future epidemics, according to a paper published online in the journal mBio on Tuesday.
Study shows mothers who work full-time are healthier at age 40 than moms who stay at home, work part time, or moms who find themselves repeatedly out of work.
U.S. hospitals are ripping out wall-mounted toilets and replacing them with floor models to better support obese patients. The Federal Transit Administration wants buses to be tested for the impact of heavier riders on steering and braking. Cars are burning nearly a billion gallons of gasoline more a year than if passengers weighed what they did in 1960.
Following the discovery in a new study that mice have a higher risk of developing cancer after eating the popular British-made low-calorie artificial sweetener sucralose (Splenda), a leading cancer scientist calls for urgent research.
A high-risk, socioeconomically disadvantaged group of obese patients seem to have achieved modest weight loss and improved blood pressure control by attending a behavioral intervention program.
Study gives hope that patients with progressive metastatic melanoma may one day be treated with lab-grown clones of their own anti-tumor cells.
Many medical conditions affect the quality of a patient's emotional and social life, which often isn't apparent from physical measurements and lab tests alone. Now, more doctors are inquiring about their patients' pain, difficulty accomplishing everyday activities, embarrassment about a condition and other issues that physicians traditionally haven't considered.
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