Health

Safer sleeping pills keep brain alert to danger

One-third of adults in the United States do not get enough sleep on a regular basis, according to the Centers for…

U.S. fertility rate continues to decline, reaching lowest level in 40 years

American women are having fewer and fewer babies, according to a report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The…

The Flu Is Widespread in the U.S., and It’s Not Too Late to Get Vaccinated

The flu season is going strong. About six million to seven million people in the United States have come down…

French health chiefs on alert as south west hit by flu epidemic

The conclusion was reached by public health authorities Santé Publique France whose latest bulletin on flu (“grippe” in French) outbreaks…

Diabetes: Can we teach the body to heal itself?

In diabetes, the pancreas is unable to produce enough insulin, the hormone that is key to regulating levels of blood…

Why Researchers Say Fetal Tissue Is Essential for Medical Research

New efforts by some Republicans in Washington have brought the use of fetal tissue in medical research back under scrutiny.…

Worry less about children’s screen use, parents told

There is little evidence screen use for children is harmful in itself, guidance from leading paediatricians says. Parents should worry…

Mediterranean is the best way to eat in 2019, according to new diet rankings

About 4 in 10 Americans are obese, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that losing weight is a common new…

Tiny implantable device short-circuits hunger pangs, aids weight loss

More than 700 million adults and children worldwide are obese, according to a 2017 study that called the growing number…
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