January 14, 2010 A regular, prescribed routine of squats, lunges and skipping may help young girls protect their knees from injuries later in life.
A British man quaffs a cut-price pint last year.
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January 8, 2010 Heavy drinking is taking a big toll in the U.K. Now there's growing support for an increase in taxes on booze, beer and wine to curb what some say is a major public health problem.
January 6, 2010 The doctors who read mammograms for a living recommend most women begin getting annual mammograms starting at age 40 and have one every year. For women at particularly high risk for breast cancer, mammograms should start by age 30 but not before 2...
December 10, 2009 Cases of H1N1 might be on the decline, but public health departments are still dealing with the fallout.
December 2, 2009 Smoking rates have gone down, but instead of enjoying longer and better quality lives, Americans are in danger of just the opposite, due to the rapid rise of obesity.
December 1, 2009 A revision proposed by Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski appears crafted in part to squelch criticism of government rationing under Democrats' plans for health overhaul.
December 1, 2009 Between 1979 and 2003, the rate of Down syndrome births rose from 9 per 10,000 to 12 per 10,000. Women waiting longer to have children is the leading explanation for the increase.
December 1, 2009 The Food and Drug Administration has apparently decided to wait for more thorough science before deciding whether BPA poses a threat to consumers.
November 25, 2009 For now, mammography is the best bet for detecting breast cancer, but there's plenty of room for improvement.
November 20, 2009 One college weighs in on obesity debate by requiring students to take a Body Mass Index test as entering freshman.
November 13, 2009 Alcoholic "energy" drinks are coming under FDA scrutiny. Manufacturers of the beverages have 30 days to prove their products are safe.
November 13, 2009 Some 20.6 percent of U.S. adults were smokers in 2008, up from 19.8 percent the year before. It's the first increase in 15 years.
November 11, 2009 Democrats are tying sick-leave legislation to swine flu in "emergency" bills in the House and Senate to get policy changed quick.
November 4, 2009 Infant mortality in the U.S. is worse than in 29 other countries, including practically all of Europe, Canada and Australia, says a report just out from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Almost 7 infants die for every 1,000 born in A...
November 2, 2009 A consortium of health groups aims to reduce the 2 million deaths of kids from pneumonia each year.
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