Report: Childhood obesity rates fell in 18 states
ATLANTA — A new government report is the first evidence of a national decline in childhood obesity, health officials said Tuesday.Continued ...
FDA cracks down on illegal diabetes remedies
WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on more than a dozen companies that market illegal treatments for diabetes, ranging from bogus dietary supplements to prescription drugs sold online without a prescription.Continued ...
High-tech gadgets monitor seniors’ safety at home
WASHINGTON — It could mean no more having to check up on Mom or Dad every morning: Motion sensors on the wall and a monitor under the mattress one day might automatically alert you to early signs of trouble well before an elderly loved one gets sick or suffers a fall.Continued ...
Health insurers predict young people will opt out of national health plan
MIAMI — Dan Lopez rarely gets sick and hasn’t been to a doctor in 10 years, so buying health insurance feels like a waste of money.Continued ...
Drug overdose deaths spike among middle-aged women
ATLANTA — Overdose deaths in the U.S. are rising fastest among middle-aged women, and their drug of choice is usually prescription painkillers, the government reported Tuesday.Continued ...
- Report: Childhood obesity rates fell in 18 states