Month: November 2014

College students admit prescription drug abuse

One in five college students admit to abusing prescription stimulants at least once in their lives – a rate higher than non-students. The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids conducted a nationally represented […]

Only 30 percent of Americans with HIV have virus in check

A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study found only 30 percent of people living with HIV have achieved viral suppression. Viral suppression means having low levels of HIV in […]

Obesity costs $2 trillion globally

A new study found obesity’s global economic impact is about $2 trillion – nearly as much as smoking. A research paper by McKinsey Global Institute concludes more than 2.1 billion people […]

Lilliane’s scleroderma story

Lilliane Grahek was only 2 years old when she was diagnosed with an incurable disease. Scleroderma is a rare disease that involves the hardening and tightening of the skin and connective […]

The burn before the feast

The average American will consume more than 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving – more than twice the recommended daily caloric intake. Research by the Calorie Control Council found the average holiday dinner […]

Study: Laundry pods pose serious poisoning risk

A child is hospitalized every day across the U.S. due to poisoning from small laundry detergent pods, according to a new study. Researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital embarked on a two-year […]

Birthday wish granted

Julie Mourao’s birthday wish came true. The Vancouver girl celebrated her 11th birthday today while wearing a new accessory: an insulin pump. [caption id="attachment_852" align="alignnone" width="225"] Julie Mourao and her new insulin […]

Dying with dignity in Washington

Right-to-die laws have become a national talking point ever since the country met Brittany Maynard – the 29-year-old, terminally ill woman who ended her own life Saturday. Maynard was diagnosed with […]

Measles cases highest in 20 years

More U.S. measles cases were reported in the first eight months of this year than in any other year in the past two decades. From Jan. 1 to Aug. 29, the […]

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