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Binge Drinking Among Women Raises Risk for Breast Cancer, Heart Disease

Breast cancer. Heart disease. Sexually transmitted diseases. Nearly 14 million women may be putting themselves at risk for these diseases by drinking too much alcohol. According to a new federal report, one in eight women report binge drinking, which is considered consuming four or more drinks on one occasion. Health officials say women who drink […]

Research Links Drinking Coffee to Reduced Diabetes Risk

Drinking three to four cups of coffee every day may help prevent type 2 diabetes, according to a new report from the nonprofit Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee. The report, which considers more than one recent study, highlights recent scientific evidence that links drinking coffee regularly with a 25 percent lower risk of developing […]

Many Young People Unaware of HIV Infection, Report Shows

A new federal report shows that 60 percent of young people infected with HIV are unaware of their medical status. In fact, despite recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for routine HIV testing, only 35 percent of young people from the ages of 18 to 24 […]

Flammable Spray Sunscreens by Banana Boat Pulled From Market

Check your sunscreen. The company that makes Banana Boat sun care products has pulled more than 20 of its “continuous spray” sunscreens. Energizer Holdings Inc. has received five reports that the product has ignited and caused burns. Company officials said in a news release that the problem is associated with the spray valve opening on […]

Officials Warn Public About Dietary Supplements

Federal health officials say many diet and immune system supplements are not properly labeled and make unproven health claims. In a recent investigation, officials from the Office of Inspector General found that 20 percent of 127 supplements claiming to help weight loss and strengthen the immune system had illegal labeling by purporting to treat, prevent […]

Autism – Seek Help Early

Pediatricians say children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder – called ASD – cope better the earlier behavioral interventions can begin. But a new government report shows that 50 percent of school-aged children who have special health care needs were 5 or older when they were first identified. Symptoms – such as language delays, poor social […]

Autism Rates Climbing

A new report from the CDC shows that more children are being identified as having an autism spectrum disorder. One in 88 children in the United States falls within the spectrum, according to the report based on 2008 data from 14 communities. Autism spectrum disorders – ASDs – are nearly five times more common among […]

More Cancer Deaths Preventable by Losing Weight

A new federal report shows that death rates from all cancers continued to decline in the United States between 2004 and 2008. The Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer also reveals that several cancers could be avoided if people lost weight and exercised more. Cancers of the colon and rectum, kidney […]

Beware New Scam Targeting Diabetic Patients

Officials from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have issued a public warning for people with diabetes who receive Medicare benefits. Criminals are targeting diabetic patients, promising them “free” medical supplies and products, in an attempt to obtain private Medicare and financial information. Health authorities warn that these phone calls are a scam. […]

Home, Sugary Sweet, Home

It’s easy to blame vending machines and fast food restaurants for tempting our children with sugary snacks that hold little nutritional value. But the truth is that children are more likely to be eating added sugars in their food at home. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, found that added […]