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  1. More Than Two-Thirds of Adults Overweight or Obese

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer than one-third of Americans are currently at a healthy weight, with the rest of the population either overweight or obese, a new report finds. About 35 percent of men and 37 percent of women are obese. Another 40 p

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  2. Docs Should Discourage Pot During Pregnancy: ACOG

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors should discourage women from using marijuana during pregnancy, due to the potential effects that pot's active ingredients can have on a child's brain development, new guidelines state. The recommendation was rele

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  3. The Benefits of Exercise Go Way Beyond the Muscles

    June 22, 2015 -- Every year, John Thyfault snaps the same photo, and it makes him a little sad. Thyfault, PhD, is an associate professor at Kansas University Medical Center, where he studies the health effects of exercise. Each year, he travels to the American Diabetes Association’s annual scientifi

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  4. Pregnancy in Women With Controlled Lupus

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Not long ago, women with lupus were often told pregnancy was too risky. But new research confirms that when the disease is under control, women usually have healthy pregnancies and babies. The study, of 385 pregnant women wit

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  5. CBO: 19 Million Uninsured If Health Law Repealed

    By Phil Galewitz Repealing the federal health law would add an additional 19 million to the ranks of the uninsured in 2016 and increase the federal deficit over the next decade, the Congressional Budget Office said Friday. The report is the first time CBO has analyzed the costs of the health law usi

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  6. Daily Weigh-Ins Keep Dieters on Track

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Checking your weight every day could help you slim down, researchers report. A two-year Cornell University study found that tracking the results of daily weight checks on a chart helped people lose weight and keep it off.

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  7. Can Too Much Sitting Make You Anxious?

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who spend much of their day sitting may be more likely to feel anxious, a new review suggests. The findings, researchers said, do not prove that sitting in front of a TV or computer causes anxiety. For one, it's possib

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  8. Heart Rate Linked to Women's Sexual Problems

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women with lower resting heart rate variability may be more likely to have sexual problems, a new study suggests. Heart rate variability refers to differences in the length of time between heartbeats. Those changes in he

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  9. Social Anxiety? Fermented Foods May Help

    June 18, 2015 -- A diet rich in fermented foods and drinks likely to contain probiotics may help curb social anxiety in young adults, new research suggests. The study points to a promising link. It doesn't prove cause and effect, though, says Matthew Hilimire, PhD, an assistant professor in the depa

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  10. FDA Seizes Counterfeit Drugs, Devices Sold Online

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, along with international partners, moved this week against more than 1,050 websites that sell potentially dangerous counterfeit medicines and medical devices, the agency said Thursd

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