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What proportion of cancer deaths are attributable to smoking around the U.S.?

What proportion of cancer deaths are attributable to smoking around the U.S.?

The proportion of cancer deaths attributable to cigarette smoking varied across the United States but was highest in the South. In the South, nearly 40...
How to pick realistic New Year’s resolutions

How to pick realistic New Year’s resolutions

Last year, the top three New Year’s resolutions for Americans focused on improving their lifestyle by either enjoying life to the fullest, living healthier,...
Can a healthy lifestyle prevent cancer?

Can a healthy lifestyle prevent cancer?

A large proportion of cancer cases and deaths among U.S. individuals who are white might be prevented if people quit smoking, avoided heavy drinking,...
Losing weight substantially reduces a common heart rhythm disorder

Losing weight substantially reduces a common heart rhythm disorder

Obese patients with atrial fibrillation who lost at least 10% of their body weight were six times more likely to achieve long-term freedom from...
Rates of obesity, diabetes lower in neighborhoods that are more walkable

Rates of obesity, diabetes lower in neighborhoods that are more walkable

Urban neighborhoods in Ontario, Canada, that were characterized by more walkable design were associated with lower prevalence of overweight and obesity and decreased incidence...
Your health! The benefits of social drinking

Your health! The benefits of social drinking

New research shows that moderate alcohol consumption may be linked to improved wellbeing, thanks to the improved social interaction associated with having a drink...
New Year's Resolution to Lose Holiday Pounds

New Year’s resolution to lose holiday pounds? Some tips.

The holidays are here and many people are thinking about food – lots and lots of delicious food. And when the holidays are over,...
Compound from hops lowers cholesterol, blood sugar and weight gain

Compound from hops lowers cholesterol, blood sugar and weight gain

A recent study at Oregon State University has identified specific intake levels of xanthohumol, a natural flavonoid found in hops, that significantly improved some...
Self-weighing and controlling eating behaviors can help lose more weight after bariatric surgery

Self-weighing and controlling eating behaviors can help lose more weight after bariatric surgery

Assessing certain weight control practices and eating behaviors after bariatric surgery can significantly influence the amount of weight loss after surgery, according to a...
Pubic hair grooming becomes popular among some U.S. women

Pubic hair grooming becomes popular among some U.S. women

Women in the United States increasingly groom their pubic hair, especially those who are younger, white and have partners who prefer it, according to...