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Fast Food Makes Up 11 Percent of Calories in U.S. Diet: CDC

Fast Food Makes Up 11 Percent of Calories in U.S. Diet: CDC

But, that's a drop from 2003-2006, researchers note. Fast food fare from restaurants such as McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's and Pizza Hut accounted for more than continue reading »

U.S. Kids Consuming Fewer Calories, Report Finds

U.S. Kids Consuming Fewer Calories, Report Finds

Experts credit healthier fare at schools, information campaigns for the turnaround. Finally, some good news in the war on childhood obesity: Kids in continue reading »

Facebook, Google, Other Moguls Give 11 Scientists $3 Mil Each for Life Science Work

Facebook, Google, Other Moguls Give 11 Scientists $3 Mil Each for Life Science Work

Eleven scientists will each pocket $3 million - almost triple the stipend accompanying the Nobel Prize - as the inaugural recipients of the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, announced Wednesday by the Milner Foundation. continue reading »

Cold and Flu Sufferers Should Ease Back Into Fitness Routine

Cold and Flu Sufferers Should Ease Back Into Fitness Routine

Toned-down workout advised; vigorous exercise too soon can have negative impact, expert cautions. Although physical activity can help boost your immune system, p continue reading »

1 in 8 Americans Diagnosed With Type 2 Diabetes: Poll

1 in 8 Americans Diagnosed With Type 2 Diabetes: Poll

Only 21 percent of those interviewed say they're well-versed on the disease, Harris Interactive/HealthDay survey finds. A staggering one in eight Americans has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, continue reading »

Lower Lung Function in Infancy Linked to Wheeze in Adulthood

Lower Lung Function in Infancy Linked to Wheeze in Adulthood

Smoking also played key role in respiratory trouble for young adults, study found. Reduced lung function during infancy is linked to wheeze in adulthood, a new long-term study contends. continue reading »

Researchers Detect an Anti-Autism Advantage in Females

Researchers Detect an Anti-Autism Advantage in Females

Findings may help explain disorder's prevalence among boys. A protective effect in females may help explain one of the biggest mysteries of autism continue reading »

STUDY: Hispanic and Black Women Remain Less Aware of Heart Disease Risks

STUDY: Hispanic and Black Women Remain Less Aware of Heart Disease Risks

A new survey suggests that while public health campaigns have prompted a growing number of American women to recognize that heart disease is the biggest risk to their well-being, a racial gap in awareness remains as wide as ever. continue reading »

Switching Kids Away From Violent TV May Lower Aggression

Switching Kids Away From Violent TV May Lower Aggression

Two studies suggest television can have a profound impact on children's behavior. Two studies, one from the United States and the other from New Zealand, continue reading »

Bird Flu Outbreak in Guanajuanto, Mexico - More than 1 Million Chickens Exposed

Bird Flu Outbreak in Guanajuanto, Mexico - More than 1 Million Chickens Exposed

The outbreak of bird flu detected in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato is confined to 12 farms on which there are more than 1 million chickens, the Senasica national agricultural health service reported on Monday. continue reading »