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Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018 at 08:53 PM CST

Health Benefits to Losing 5 Percent of Body Weight: Study

Health Benefits to Losing 5 Percent of Body Weight: Study

Shedding just five percent of your body weight does a lot, NBC News reported. It’s enough to decrease total body fat, visceral fat (the dangerous kind that hugs your organs), and liver fat. Plus, that small tip...

Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018 at 03:26 PM CST

Trump Faces Presidential Fitness Test Amid Raised Concerns

Trump Faces Presidential Fitness Test Amid Raised Concerns

President Donald Trump is getting his first medical checkup since taking office, a head-to-toe exam as questions swirl about his health and fitness. At 71, he's the oldest person ever elected to the nation's...

Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018 at 12:18 PM CST

Teen's Touching Story of Caring for Whole Family Goes Viral

Teen's Touching Story of Caring for Whole Family Goes Viral

Sometimes Jonathan Gutierrez' mom cries because she feels so humiliated that he has to look after her. But the 15-year-old always reassures her. "If I cry, he yells at me, 'Don’t cry Mommy, don’t cry. This...

Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018 at 07:37 AM CST

Apple Shareholders Call on Board to Study Screen Time Impact

Apple Shareholders Call on Board to Study Screen Time Impact

Apple shareholders are calling on the company's board of directors to study the impact of smartphones on children. Parents have expressed concern about the amount of time kids spend on their smartphones, and...

Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018 at 06:59 AM CST

Repeat Flu Shots Offer Lingering Benefits in Elderly: Study

Repeat Flu Shots Offer Lingering Benefits in Elderly: Study

There's a good reason not to skip the flu shot this year: a new study has found that older adults who get the shot every flu season were less likely to die or be hospitalized with severe complications, NBC News...

Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018 at 01:35 AM CST

Up to 2K People Possibly Exposed to Hep A at Utah 7-Eleven

Up to 2K People Possibly Exposed to Hep A at Utah 7-Eleven

Health officials say people who went to a West Jordan, Utah 7-Eleven within the past two weeks might have been exposed to hepatitis A. An employee worked at the store between Dec. 26 and Jan. 3 while ill and...

Monday, Jan 8, 2018 at 12:23 PM CST

Usage Remains Low for Pill That Can Prevent HIV Infection

Usage Remains Low for Pill That Can Prevent HIV Infection

From gritty neighborhoods in New York and Los Angeles to clinics in Kenya and Brazil, health workers are trying to popularize a pill that has proven highly effective in preventing HIV but which — in their view —...

Monday, Jan 8, 2018 at 12:27 PM CST

Democrats Move to Offense on Health Care; Seek 'Big Ideas'

Democrats Move to Offense on Health Care; Seek 'Big Ideas'

Democrats are shifting to offense on health care, emboldened by successes in defending the Affordable Care Act. They say their ultimate goal is a government guarantee of affordable coverage for all. With...

Thursday, Jan 4, 2018 at 11:54 AM CST

Sessions to End Policy That Let States Legalize Pot: Sources

Sessions to End Policy That Let States Legalize Pot: Sources

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will end an Obama-era policy that let states legalize marijuana, according to two sources to The Associated Press.

Thursday, Jan 4, 2018 at 09:30 PM CST

Stay Away From Romaine Lettuce, Consumer Reports Advises

Stay Away From Romaine Lettuce, Consumer Reports Advises

A new warning has been issued by Consumer Reports to avoid romaine lettuce while U.S. and Canadian health officials continue their investigation after 58 people were reported sick from E. coli infections, NBC...

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