Wednesday 16 Apr 2014

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McGowan Fund springboards childhood obesity prevention initiative with inaugural funding

The statistics are alarming.  More than a quarter of U.S. preschool children ages 2-5 are overweight or obese. Many of these children spend most of their day in child care settings. We believe that reaching kids in these environments and …

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Sleeping too little — or too much — associated with some chronic diseases

Too much or too little sleep is linked to chronic disease in adults age 45 and older, according to a new study conducted by the Centers for Disease

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CDC shares health statistics from early 2013

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released this week shows more than a quarter of young adults didn’t have insurance when surveyed and about a third of

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Positive lifestyle changes could reverse aging on a cellular level

 Comprehensive lifestyle changes could increase the length of telomeres, the ends of chromosomes that control cell aging, according to a pilot study published in The Lancet Oncology. The findings

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Higher risk of heart disease for younger women with Type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes independently increases the risk of heart disease in premenopausal women, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions

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New study shows lack of sleep could affect heart health for blacks

Blacks, especially those with professional jobs, are less likely than whites to get more than seven hours of sleep a night, according to a new Harvard School of

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About 5 percent of U.S. children and teens are ‘severely obese’

About 5 percent of U.S. children and teens are “severely obese” — a newly defined class of risk,  according to an American Heart Association scientific statement published online

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Study says maintaining weight may be best goal for black women

Younger African-American women who are overweight or obese may work harder to get healthy when they’re told to maintain rather than to lose weight, according to a study by

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SimpleScience@Heart: Sweating during workouts may help reduce stroke risk

Breaking a sweat during your workouts may reduce your risk of stroke. Researchers found that people who exercised intensely enough to sweat at least four times per week were

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SimpleScience@Heart: New diabetes drug may prevent brain swelling after stroke

A new version of the diabetes drug glyburide may help prevent deadly brain swelling in patients with a devastating stroke. During a stroke, fluid can build up in the