Recession, High Co-Pays Tied to Fewer Colonoscopy Screenings Among People with Private Insurance
The recent economic recession is the longest since World War II. With record joblessness, personal health care spending, particularly for preventative health services, has dropped dramatically.
Researchers Find Improper Condom Use is A Global Problem
Researchers are raising concerns about improper use of condoms in the United States and its implications in public health.
Study: Overweight Americans May Risk Kidney Damage When Attempting Weight Loss
The nutritional and lifestyle habits of overweight adults, including diets and diet pills, may be causing kidney damage, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Obesity.
CDC: Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates are Down
Many people don’t get necessary cancer screening tests, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Gallup: Overweight Americans Suffer From More Pain
Adults who are obese report higher rates of daily pain than those who are not, according to a recent Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index survey.
Weight Gain Could Depend on the Medicines You’re Taking
Weight gain may not always be due to what you eat. Researchers in Texas find your medication can cause serious weight gain.
Fructose Not Linked to Weight Gain: Study
Fructose has long been considered one of the causes of the obesity crisis across the world. But a new study from researchers in Canada finds that might not be true.
Curry Spice Component May Help Slow Prostate Tumor Growth
Love to eat curry? It may do more than tingle your tastebuds. According to a new study, curry spice components may help slow the growth of tumors in castration-resistant prostate cancer patients.
CDC: The U.S. Suicide Rate Continues to Rise
The U.S. suicide rate is the highest in 15 years, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report found the suicide rate has been on the rise since 2000, and hit its highest point in 2009.
Study: Prostate Cancer Risk Halved for Subfertile Men
Men who are involuntarily childless due to subfertility are at a significantly lower risk of developing prostate cancer, according to a recently released study.