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Just how much sugar do Americans consume? The answer is complicated

September 24, 2016 By Candice Choi AP Food Industry Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Sugar has become the nutritional villain du jour, but just how bad is our addiction? The answer is tricky. more »»

 
 
 
Brain cancer now leading childhood cancer killer

September 24, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — Brain cancer is now the deadliest childhood cancer in the U.S., now ahead of leukemia, a result of improved leukemia treatment and a frustrating lack of progress on brain cancer. more »»

Surge in ER visits for injuries, concussions from soccer

September 17, 2016 CHICAGO (AP) — Soccer injuries are sending soaring numbers of U.S. kids to emergency rooms, a trend driven in part by young players with concussions seeking urgent medical care, a study has found. more »»

Home care helps seniors trying to age in place

September 17, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Where you live plays a big role in staying independent as you age. more »»

Sorry kids: Docs urge flu shots, not nasal spray

September 17, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Kids may get more of a sting from flu vaccination this fall: Doctors are gearing up to give shots only, because U.S. more »»

Get a grip on travelers’ diarrhea

September 10, 2016 ESCANABA — Depending on the destination, 30 to 70 percent of American travelers have their trips interrupted by diarrhea. more »»

Playground concussions are on the rise

September 10, 2016 CHICAGO (AP) — Playground concussions are on the rise, according to a new government study, and monkey bars and swings are most often involved. more »»

Food allergy or food intolerance?

August 27, 2016 ESCANABA — Nearly everyone has some negative reaction to some foods on some occasions. The food may cause gas, cramping, an upset stomach or a headache. more »»

Homegrown Zika raises questions

August 27, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Homegrown mosquitoes apparently have infected four people in the Miami area with Zika and now it’s up to tried-and-true public health measures to stamp out the birth defect-causing... more »»

Get your potassium and stay healthy

August 20, 2016 ESCANABA — Bananas, tomatoes, oranges, cantaloupe, peaches, spinach, Swiss chard, lima beans, potatoes — these are some of the world’s healthiest foods, in part because they are excellent sources of... more »»

Studies shine light on mysterious placenta

August 20, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists carefully probe a placenta donated after birth, bluish umbilical cord still attached. more »»

Study points way to finding genes affecting depression

August 6, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — In a key advance for the study of depression, a comprehensive scan of human DNA has turned up the apparent hiding places of more than a dozen genes linked to the disorder. more »»

To reverse damage of sitting, take a brisk, hour-long walk

August 6, 2016 LONDON (AP) — If you spend all day sitting, then you might want to schedule some time for a brisk walk — just make sure you can spare at least an hour. more »»

New technique opens window into how brain cells communicate

July 30, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — The brain’s nerve cells communicate by firing messages to each other through junctions called synapses, and problems with those connections are linked to disorders like Alzheimer’s... more »»

Behavior changes offer clues to dementia

July 30, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Memory loss may not always be the first warning sign that dementia is brewing — changes in behavior or personality might be an early clue. more »»

Diabetes prevention program offered in Escanaba

July 30, 2016 ESCANABA — The Northern Lights YMCA – Delta Program Center and Public Health, Delta & Menominee Counties are offering the National Diabetes Prevention Program. more »»

Olympics-related Zika risk low in all but four countries

July 23, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — The upcoming Olympic games are not likely to have a major impact on the spread of Zika virus, although four developing countries could face a substantially higher risk, according to ... more »»

Fracking may worsen asthma

July 23, 2016 CHICAGO (AP) — Fracking may worsen asthma in children and adults who live near sites where the oil and gas drilling method is used, according to an 8-year study in Pennsylvania. more »»

Superbug precursor found in US again

July 16, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City patient was infected with bacteria that had a special type of resistance to antibiotics last year, the earliest known case in the U.. more »»

Sunscreen doesn’t work as well as it says

July 16, 2016 TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Something to consider as you head to the beach or pool over the July Fourth weekend: That sunscreen in your bag may not protect your skin as much as you think. more »»

Study: Up to 1 in 5 trauma

July 16, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Up to 1 in 5 deaths from car crashes, gunshots or other injuries might be prevented with better, quicker trauma care that doesn’t depend so much on where you live, according to... more »»

 
 
 

 

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