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Health

Rough Up Your Diet

ber—you know it's good for you. But if you're like many Americans, you don't get enough. In fact, most of us get less than half the recommended amount of fiber each day.

Early Cholesterol Problems Spell Trouble For Middle-Aged Arteries

Researchers say too much cholesterol isn't safe — at any age.

And a recent study suggests it really does matter what you eat and how much you exercise in your 20s and 30s.

Why Picking A Doctor Is Harder Than Ever

In just a few weeks many people who get health insurance on the job will have to pick a health plan. Often the decision boils down to which one has your favorite doctors within the network.

High-Tech 'Band-Aids' Call Doctors

Band-Aids aren't just for cuts anymore.

There's a new generation of wireless medical sensors mounted on an adhesive strip. The so-called smart Band-Aid can call a doctor and transmit all kinds of physiological information when it detects a...

US-HHS Announces Availability of $51 Million in Resources for States to Build New Competitive Health Insurance Marketplace

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced two key steps in the process of partnering with states and other stakeholders to begin establishing health insurance Exchanges. HHS announced the availability of up to $1 million in...

UN health agency sounds alarm on high obesity in Pacific island nations

Pacific Ocean countries face a severe obesity problem, which is also causing increased rates of heart disease and strokes, according to the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO).

During CPR, Locking Lips May Not Be Necessary

For 50 years, cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR has meant two things: mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and pushing on the chest to keep the blood flowing.

Impact Of Childhood Obesity Goes Beyond Health

The health effects of being overweight or obese are well documented. Extra pounds add extra risk for diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers, even among children. But new research also documents significant social and economic consequences of...

Brazil: Limits on Food Ads Shake Market Forces

The Brazilian federal agency regulating health, Anvisa, recently ruled [pt] that the advertising of soft drinks and food rich in saturated or transfats, sugar and sodium will change. By the end of 2010, the industry will have to adapt.

GLOBAL: Survey reveals gaps in doctor-patient dialogue

A new, global survey has revealed the conversations healthcare providers aren’t having with their HIV-positive patients with potentially negative consequences for their treatment and health.