Among infants born with severe heart defects, uninsured newborns were three times more likely to die than privately insured newborns, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health insurance coverage helped explain differences in survival seen between black and white babies born with […]
A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine confirms what treatment guidelines currently recommend — people with high blood pressure should get their top number below 140.
Getting that top number, called the systolic blood pressure, under 120, however, does not provide additional health benefits, according to the study published in […]
The reasons for disparities in obesity rates between African-American and white women are far more complex than the usual go-to culprits of socioeconomics, fruit and vegetable intake and exercise, according to a new study.
More importantly, the research shows the need to delve further into the questions of obesity, say […]
Childhood obesity rates leveled off during a 14-year period between 1999 and 2012, according to research published Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association: Pediatrics. But the rate of severe obesity increased, especially in Hispanic girls and black boys, according to the study.
The study indicated that rates […]
Poison center calls related to e-cigarette exposure grew from one a month to 215 a month between September 2010 and February 2014, according to a study released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than half the e-cigarette exposure calls – 51.1 percent – involved children under 5 […]
Preventing heart disease and stroke should be a top priority in public health initiatives and is the best strategy for fighting the leading killers of Americans, according to a new report released Monday by the National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention.
The Public Health Action Plan to Prevent Heart […]
The Food and Drug Administration for the first time in two decades proposed sweeping changes to the nutrition labels on packaged foods at a White House announcement on Thursday.
The proposals would require food manufacturers to list added sugars, nutrition counts for more-realistic portion sizes and total nutrition information for multiple […]
The obesity rate in children ages 2 to 5 dropped 43 percent during the past decade, according to research published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The prevalence of obesity for these young children fell from 14 percent in 2003-2004 to just over 8 percent in 2011-2012 – based on the Centers […]
A massive effort is needed from health, government, business and education leaders to stop premature deaths from heart disease – the leading cause of death in the world – American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown said Thursday during a panel discussion in Washington on fighting the global crisis.
“Heart disease […]
States will spend about $481 million on programs to prevent or curb tobacco use next year, well below the $3.7 billion recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, killing 440,000 people each year.
Although states are expected to earn […]