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The NFL Has An Obesity Problem

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 02.05.2016 | Healthy Living

When the Carolina Panthers take on the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl on Sunday, the players who hit the field will be among the country's fastest ...

Brand New Man Reality Show: 3 Days After Weight Loss Surgery

Don McNay | Posted 02.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Don McNay

Things have gone incredibly well. Beyond my wildest dreams. It's hard to believe I had major surgery three days ago.

Is It OK to Drink Alcohol While Pregnant? 10 Things You Should Know

SELF | Posted 02.04.2016 | Healthy Living
SELF

There are many myths and misconceptions surrounding alcohol use during pregnancy. SELF spoke to the experts, and they answered some common questions for us. Here's what they had to say.

IVF Linked To Birth Defects And Childhood Leukemia

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 02.04.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Women who use in vitro fertilization (IVF) and other reproductive technologies may be more likely to have children with certain ca...

No, The Government Did Not Just Tell Women To Stop Drinking

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 02.04.2016 | Healthy Living

More than 3.3 million women are at risk for alcohol-exposed pregnancies, which can result in birth defects, developmental disabilities, miscarri...

5 New Things You Need To Know About Zika Virus

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 02.02.2016 | Healthy Living

On Monday the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added four countries and territories to its growing list of places with active Zika vir...

CDC Expected To Declare End To Chipotle's E. Coli Outbreak

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 02.01.2016 | Healthy Living

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ICYMI: Mapping Zika And Why Some People Can't Let Breakups Go

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.30.2016 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, as news about Brazil's Zika virus dominated our social media feeds, our graphics editor...

Babies Born To Obese Mothers Have Nearly Twice The Risk Of Autism

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.29.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Mothers who are obese during pregnancy have almost twice the odds of having a child with autism as women who weigh less, a U.S. st...

Going Tanning At An Early Age Linked To Heightened Melanoma Risk

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.29.2016 | Healthy Living

Young women who use tanning beds or booths have up to a sixfold increase in their likelihood of developing melanoma, a new study found. The study als...

5 New Things You Need To Know About Zika Virus

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.29.2016 | Healthy Living

As Zika virus, which is spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, continues to dominate the headlines, world leaders and health organizations w...

Obama Creates New Cancer Moonshot Task Force, Headed By Biden

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.28.2016 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is creating a new federal task force to accelerate cancer research. He's tapping Vice President Joe Biden t...

This Serious Birth Defect Is On Rise In The U.S.

U.S. News & World Report | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.26.2016 | Healthy Living

A serious birth defect that causes the intestines to hang out of a newborn’s body near the belly button area is on the rise among babies born ...

Health Minister Says Brazil Is 'Losing Battle' Against Mosquitos

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.26.2016 | Healthy Living

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazil's health minister says the country will mobilize some 220,000 troops to battle the mosquito blamed for spreading a viru...

Do You Really Need To Wash Your Hands After Going To The Bathroom?

U.S. News & World Report | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.26.2016 | Healthy Living

Peer pressure: It's a bad thing among vaping teens, but can work wonders among health-conscious adults. Take a 2009 study finding that post-potty hand...

Teens Are Having Sex, But They're Not Being Tested

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.25.2016 | Healthy Living

Only one-third of sexually active young adults and less than one-quarter of sexually active high schoolers have been tested for HIV, according to a n...

This Simple Workplace Change Could Improve Surgery Survival Rates

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.24.2016 | Healthy Living

Surgery patients do better when nurses have better working environments, according to a new study. Hospitals with well-staffed, top-notch nursing dep...

Taking the Oath Against Fat Shaming

Don McNay | Posted 01.23.2016 | Impact
Don McNay

Discriminating against people because of their weight is not limited to famous people in music videos. It's hard on everyday people who have had a lifetime of conditioning to not speak out and endured subtle and not so subtle insults.

Healthy Child Healthy Pet: Safer Toys For Pets Linked To Phthalate Free

LuxEco Living | Posted 01.22.2016 | Green
LuxEco Living

By Nancy Chuda founder of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World Healthy Child Healthy World provides parents with information that can preve...

Multiple Sclerosis, Jamie-Lynn Sigler's Autoimmune Disease, Explained

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living

In a People magazine interview on this week, Jamie-Lynn Sigler revealed that she has had multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disease, for the past 15 y...

Report Finds Dramatic Increase In Number Of American Centenarians

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.26.2016 | Fifty

The number of people living into triple digits is rapidly increasing, a new government report says. According to the National Center for Health Statis...

In Alabama's Poorest County, Tuberculosis Is Far From Eradicated

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living

MARION, Ala. (AP) -- Tuberculosis, a global scourge, has mostly been eradicated in the United States, but minorities and poor people who lack regular...

Two Ways Yoga Could Benefit Alzheimer's

Elaine Gavalas | Posted 01.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Elaine Gavalas

Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) is a protein that protects brain neurons and is significantly reduced in people with Alzheimer's. Now for the first time, br...

Biden Vows To Expedite Approval Of Cancer Therapies

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.20.2016 | Healthy Living

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Tuesday that the United States would speed up the approval of promising new drug combinations in his government...

This Kind Of Skin Cancer Is More Deadly For Pregnant Women

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.20.2016 | Healthy Living

Pregnant women with the skin cancer melanoma may be more likely to die from it than women with melanoma who are not pregnant, according to a new stud...