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In U.S., 38% of adults and 17% of kids are now obese, CDC study says
How do government agencies, private foundations, industry groups and professional societies squander hundreds of millions of dollars? By trying to fight America’s obesity epidemic.

New Immunotherapy Approved for Metastatic Bladder Cancer
Patients with metastatic bladder cancer have few treatment options after failure of chemotherapy until now.

Ultrasound May Be Best to Spot Kids' Pneumonia
Lung ultrasounds may offer a safer, yet equally effective, alternative to chest X-rays for diagnosing pneumonia in children, researchers report.

PTSD May Stiffen Veterans' Arteries, Boosting Heart Risks
Veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may have blood vessels that don't expand normally, a new study suggests.

Hungry during labor? Women may now get more than ice chips
“What? I can’t eat ANYTHING during labor? That’s just mean.”

For years, most health care practices have not allowed women to drink or eat anything but ice chips during labor. It’s not because we’re mean – there was a good medical reason for it. However, after advances in medical care and new research, some hospitals are changing their rules. For example, we just changed our policy at Clements University Hospital to allow clear liquids – things like clear juice, Popsicles, Jell-O and tea – beyond just water.

Zika Disease Is On The Rise: Here's What You Ought To Know
Zika disease has been on the rise in tropical countries like Brazil, where it's suspected of causing birth defects. Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine, explains more.

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