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Fitness tracker is of no use if you want to lose weight
Fitness trackerSeptember 21, 2016 ET
Wearable devices that monitor physical activity are not reliable tools for weight loss, says a new study from the University of Pittsburgh School of Education's Department of Health and Physical Activity.
Energy drinks can potentially lead to heart attack or stroke
Energy drinksSeptember 21, 2016 ET
Despite reported health concerns, the popularity of energy drinks is steadily climbing. Between 2008 and 2012, for example, energy drink sales jumped by 60% in the United States.
Another insect-borne virus appears in Haiti
HaitiSeptember 20, 2016 ET
Infectious disease specialists say they have confirmed the Mayaro virus in a patient in Haiti.
No difference in survival between monitoring, treating prostate cancer
Prostate cancerSeptember 20, 2016 ET
Men diagnosed with early prostate cancer may choose to actively monitor their disease rather than to have surgery or radiotherapy, new research suggested.
Euthanasia becomes normal in Belgium, including people not terminally ill
Euthanasia BelgiumSeptember 19, 2016 ET
In 2002, the Belgian Act on Euthanasia came into effect, regulating the intentional ending of life by a physician at the patient's explicit request.
Brain cancer overtakes leukemia as deadliest cancer for U.S. children
Brain cancerSeptember 19, 2016 ET
Brain cancer has surpassed leukemia as the leading cause of cancer deaths for children and teenagers in the United States, a new study has found.
Scientists debunk '5-second food-to-floor' rule
5-secondSeptember 17, 2016 ET
Most people have invoked the "five-second rule" after dropping something tasty on the ground at least once or twice in their lives. Is that food really safe to eat? Probably not, a new study says.
Cutting-edge technology sheds light on antibiotic resistance
Antibiotic resistanceSeptember 17, 2016 ET
Scientists are concerned that resistant strains of bacteria could spread globally through travel or trade, including the exchange of foods.
Alcohol may damage heart. Or may not
AlcoholSeptember 16, 2016 ET
A new research suggests that alcohol may not be as healthy for everyone's heart as previously believed.
Brains of 'super-agers' look decades younger
Super-agersSeptember 16, 2016 ET
Memory loss and muddled thinking may not be an inevitable part of getting older. New research shows that key brain regions in mentally sharp "super-agers" are similar to those of people much younger.
1 in 4 Medicare patients uses blood pressure drug incorrectly
Blood pressureSeptember 15, 2016 ET
Nearly 5 million Medicare prescription drug enrollees aren't taking their blood pressure medication as directed, increasing their risk of heart attack and stroke.
Amerigroup Nevada members can now access doctor with computer or mobile device
Doctor computerSeptember 15, 2016 ET
Amerigroup Nevada members have an easy and convenient way to see a doctor for non-emergency needs when their own doctor is not readily available, at no additional cost.
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