By VERONICA LINARES, UPI.com | Blog
The American Medical Association recognized obesity
as a disease during its annual meeting in Chicago this week.
NAHA, Japan, June 20 (UPI) -- The odds of living to 100 are highest in Japan, and their high-vegetable low-meat diet may be why, some of the elderly say.
OAKLAND, Calif., June 20 (UPI) -- Young U.S. adults are often described as viewing themselves as "invincible," but a survey indicates many young adults worry about paying medical bills.
WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- An analysis of the initial health plan filings in nine states finds premium rates appear to be falling below U.S. government estimates, analysts say.
WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- National Beef Packing Co. of Kansas is recalling nearly 23,000 pounds of raw ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli, federal officials say.
SEATTLE, June 19 (UPI) -- Seattle-based coffee chain Starbucks said it will label the calories of items on menu boards at U.S. stores next week, ahead of federal regulations.
CHICAGO, June 19 (UPI) -- The American Medical Association declared obesity a disease, which means 90 million U.S. adults and children have a medical condition requiring treatment.
WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- One-in-5 employees age 45-74 say they expect to take time off of work to care for a spouse, a parent or relative in the next five years, AARP officials say.
ADELAIDE, Australia, June 19 (UPI) -- Iodized salt in bread is not enough to provide healthy levels of iodine for pregnant women and their unborn children in Australia, researchers say.
NEW YORK, June 18 (UPI) -- U.S. healthcare inflation is projected to drop to 6.5 percent next year despite millions more newly insured Americans added to the system, consultants say.
ADELAIDE, Australia, June 18 (UPI) -- A baby's weight gain and increased head size in the first month of life is linked to a higher IQ at early school age, researchers in Australia said.
CLEVELAND, June 18 (UPI) -- Children exposed to violence before age 3 between their mother and her partner increases the likelihood of the child bullying in school, U.S. researchers say.
BOSTON, June 18 (UPI) -- U.S. mothers-to-be exposed to high levels of air pollution while pregnant were twice as likely to have a child with autism, researchers say.
BOSTON, June 18 (UPI) -- Officials at Boston Children's Hospital said they are recruiting subjects for the world's first pediatric hand transplant program.
BONN, Germany, June 18 (UPI) -- A viral load profile of a MERS-CoV infection indicates the SARS-like virus may need a different diagnostic approach than SARS, a German researcher says.
BETHESDA, Md., June 17 (UPI) -- A test may one day detect human papillomavirus to identify those of increased risk of HPV-related oral cancer as a result of oral sex, U.S. researchers say.