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  • The Journal of the American Medical Association Jun 18, 2019

    US Preschoolers Less Pudgy in Latest Sign of Falling Obesity

    Preschoolers on government food aid have grown a little less pudgy, a U.S. study found, offering fresh evidence that previous signs of declining obesity rates weren’t a fluke. Obesity rates dropped steadily to about 14% in 2016 — the latest data available — from 16% in 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. “It gives us more hope...

  • Donald Trump May 27, 2019

    Fact Check: Trump Takes Credit for Obama’s Gains for Vets

    Boastful on the occasion of Memorial Day, President Donald Trump and his Veterans Affairs secretary are claiming full credit for health care improvements that were underway before they took office. Trump said he passed a private-sector health care program, Veterans Choice, after failed attempts by past presidents for the last “45 years.” That’s not true. The Choice program, which allows...

  • U.S. government Mar 15, 2019

    Are Eggs Good or Bad for You? New Research Rekindles Debate

    The latest U.S. research on eggs won’t go over easy for those can’t eat breakfast without them. Adults who ate about 1 ½ eggs daily had a slightly higher risk of heart disease than those who ate no eggs. The study showed the more eggs, the greater the risk. The chances of dying early were also elevated. The researchers say...

  • Atlanta Oct 23, 2018

    Desperate & Duped? GoFundMe Means Big Bucks for Dubious Care, Study Finds

    People seeking dubious, potentially harmful treatment for cancer and other ailments raised nearly $7 million over two years from crowdfunding sites, a study found. Echoing recent research on campaigns for stem cell therapies, the findings raise more questions about an increasingly popular way to help pay for costly, and sometimes unproven, medical care. Soliciting money on GoFundMe and other sites...

  • surgery Sep 25, 2018

    Pills for Appendicitis? Surgery Often Not Needed, Study Says

    When emergency tests showed the telltale right-sided pain in Heather VanDusen’s abdomen was appendicitis, she figured she’d be quickly wheeled into surgery. But doctors offered her the option of antibiotics instead. A new study from Finland shows her choice is a reasonable alternative for most patients with appendicitis. Five years after treatment with antibiotics, almost two-thirds of patients hadn’t had...

  • Sandy Hook Sep 11, 2018

    Semi-Automatic Rifles Make Active Shooting Incidents Deadlier, Study Finds

    Active shooters with semi-automatic rifles wound and kill twice as many people as those using non-automatic weapons, although chances of dying if hit in either type of assault are the same, a new analysis shows. Researchers examined FBI data on nearly 250 active shooter incidents in the United States since 2000. Almost 900 people were wounded and 718 were killed....

  • NBC News Apr 19, 2018

    Suicide Risk Rises With Quick Repeat Deployments, Study Shows

    Soldiers are more at risk of suicide when they’re repeatedly deployed with six months or less between rotations, and when they’re sent to war too soon after they join the service, new research shows. Dr. Robert Ursano of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences wrote in the report published Wednesday that rates of suicidal behaviors “increased considerably” during...

  • Cancer May 9, 2017

    Side Effects Emerge After Approval for Many US Drugs: Study

    Almost one-third of new drugs approved by U.S. regulators over a decade ended up years later with warnings about unexpected, sometimes life-threatening side effects or complications, a new analysis found. The results covered all 222 prescription drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration from 2001 through 2010. The researchers looked at potential problems that cropped up during routine...

  • Cancer Mar 7, 2017

    Fewer Heavy Americans Are Trying to Lose Weight: Study

    Fewer overweight Americans have been trying to lose weight in recent years, and researchers wonder if fat acceptance could be among the reasons. The trend found in a new study occurred at the same time obesity rates climbed. “Socially accepted normal body weight is shifting toward heavier weight. As more people around us are getting heavier, we simply believe we...

  • California Sep 24, 2014

    Study: Should Pregnant Women Get Prenatal Tests?

    A new study shows pregnant women might not get prenatal tests if they knew more about some risks associated with them.

  • Sep 24, 2014

    Study Sheds Light on Prenatal Testing Risks

    4 Your Health: Prenatal testing has long been an important resource for expectant mothers, but a new study suggests testing may not always be preferred route. Dr. Bruce Hensel explains for the NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014.

  • Cancer Jun 25, 2014

    Woman Credits 3-D Mammogram With Saving Her Life

    A new method of testing may have saved a woman’s life from cancer.

  • Jun 25, 2014

    3-D Mammogram Testing Saving Lives

    Using 3-D mammogram test versus 2-D mammogram test is proving to increase accuracy in detecting invasive cancers that could potentially kill people. Dr. Bruce Hensel reports for NBC4 News at 6 on Tuesday, June 24, 2014.

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