Health News

Heavyweight First Nation Babies
In a recent study, Canadian researchers sought to determine if the prevalence of high birth weights in First Nation babies poses a risk for perinatal and postneonatal death.
Don't Drink, Drink, Drink!
A recent editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal  states that binge drinking is an excessively common practice in the United States.
The Dangers of Leaving the Light On
Keeping the lights on before going to sleep may have a negative influence on your health, according to a study to be published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism .
Dangerous Plastics for Women
A new study to be published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism has found a link between polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and levels of the industrial compound Bisphenol A (BPA).
Just a Few More Steps
As most people know, plenty of exercise is likely to prevent obesity and reduce the risk of diabetes. Yet, a new study finds that simply increasing the amount of steps taken each day will also reduce the risk of obesity and diabetes.
Living Longer, but Not Healthier
Researchers have found an increase over the past 10 years in hypertension among older Mexican-Americans living in the Southwest region of the United States.
Get Up, Stand Up
Too much sitting isn't good for you, as everyone knows. But the amount of time you spend sitting without breaks of activity can also negatively impact your heart health, according to a new study.
Don't Sugarcoat It
Sugary drinks and foods may increase risk of heart disease in adulthood, according to a news study from Emory University.
Obesity Costs Take the Cake
Are you at your optimum weight? If not, don't fret. Knowledge is power, and the more you know, the more you can do to make 2011 your Healthy Weight Year.
Find Out Before It Happens to You
As the number of people classified as pre-diabetic continues to grow, it is of increasing importance that those at risk of diabetes get tested. However, many people fail to get tested.