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Improvement Seen in U.S. Diet

In nationally representative surveys conducted between 1999 and 2012, several improvements in self-reported dietary habits were identified, such as increased consumption of whole grains, with additional findings suggesting persistent or worsening...
18-Jun-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Some Plant-Based Therapies Associated with Modest Improvement in Menopausal Symptoms

An analysis of more than 60 studies suggests that some plant-based therapies are associated with modest reductions in the frequency of hot flashes and vaginal dryness but no significant reduction in night sweats, according to a study appearing in...
18-Jun-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Finds Decrease in Uninsured Hospital Patients, Increase in Those with Medicaid

In a study appearing in the June 21 issue of JAMA, Matthew M. Davis, M.D., M.A.P.P., of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and colleagues examined changes in insurance coverage among hospitalized nonelderly adults after Michigan expanded...
18-Jun-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Protein-Based Risk Score May Help Predict CV Events Among Patients with Heart Disease

In a study appearing in the June 21 issue of JAMA, Peter Ganz, M.D., of the University of California-San Francisco, and colleagues conducted a study to develop and validate a score to predict risk of cardiovascular outcomes among patients with...
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Prevalence of Obesity in the U.S. Increases Among Women, but Not Men

The prevalence of obesity in 2013- 2014 was 35 percent among men and 40 percent among women, and between 2005 and 2014, there was an increase in prevalence among women, but not men, according to a study appearing in the June 7 issue of JAMA.
2-Jun-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Findings Suggest Small Increase in Obesity Among U.S. Teens in Recent Years

Among U.S. children and adolescents 2 to 19 years of age, the prevalence of obesity in 2011- 2014 was 17 percent, and over approximately the last 25 years, the prevalence has decreased in children age 2 to 5 years, leveled off in children 6 to 11...
2-Jun-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Screening for Syphilis Recommended for Persons at Increased Risk of Infection

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has found convincing evidence that screening for syphilis infection in asymptomatic, nonpregnant persons at increased risk for infection provides substantial benefit. The report appears in the June 7...
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Rates of Obesity, Diabetes Lower in Neighborhoods That Are More Walkable

Urban neighborhoods in Ontario, Canada, that were characterized by more walkable design were associated with decreased prevalence of overweight and obesity and decreased incidence of diabetes between 2001 and 2012, according to a study appearing in...
20-May-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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