Exposure to secondhand smoke seems to be associated with an increased risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes in adults, according to a new study.
Source: U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Read More
Hospitals have recorded a drop in the number of babies born across the country, reversing a 10-year trend of increasing birth rates.
Source: Canadian Institute for Health Information Read More
Even when parents and caregivers are aware of infants' food allergies and have been instructed in avoiding potentially dangerous trigger foods, allergic reactions still occur, the result of both accidental and non-accidental exposures, a study finds.
Source: Pediatrics Read More
Women may significantly reduce their risk for breast cancer by exercising a couple hours each day, a new study finds. The study found that even mild physical activity like walking reduced risk for the disease that strikes 227,000 new women each year.
Source: American Cancer Society's journal, Cancer
Harping on people ad nauseam to lose weight is rather "sadistic", there's little evidence the treatment of obesity works and even the benefits of weight loss are debatable.
Source: College of Family Physicians of Canada Read More