Latest stories - Ed Cara

5 Days Ago   The obesity epidemic in America is only getting worse in some states, according to a new report out this week. No single state had its overall obesity rate decline in 2017, it found, while six states saw a increase.

6 Days Ago   Plastic products that boast of being “BPA-free” aren’t necessarily any safer for us, suggests a new mouse study published Thursday in Current Biology. The chemicals used to replace BPA in these plastics can still leak out and affect the sperm and eggs of both male and female mice, it found.

7 Days Ago   It’s become a heartbreakingly common sight on the internet: People using crowdfunding sites to raise money for their expensive health care, including cancer treatment. But a new report published Wednesday in the BMJ suggests that desperate people are often using this money to pursue dubious, possibly dangerous… Read more...

7 Days Ago   Many of the products announced during Apple’s annual iPhone event today are sure to get people excited, but it’s the newest, fourth iteration of the Apple Watch that could have grand public health implications.

7 Days Ago   An incurable affliction that gradually destroys a person’s ability to walk, speak, and eventually breathe can also deteriorate the mind, new research suggests. People with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) are more likely to have other mental and behavioral health problems than people without the condition, the… Read more...

13 Days Ago   A pair of new studies published Thursday are the latest to suggest probiotic supplements might not be as universally useful as their proponents believe. Read more...

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