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Type 2 Diabetes Prevalence Increased, Especially Among Men

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that more than 1 in 3 adults are obese. And rising obesity rates may be tied to a rise in diabetes.

Fast-Paced Shows May Lead to More Snacking

Snacking during movie night is an American past time, and new research suggests that the type of movie could influence how much viewers eat.

Expectant Mothers Limited Weight Gain

Weight gain is natural during pregnancy, but, for obese women, pregnancy can easily increase their weight to less healthy levels. But weight management programs may help expectant mothers stay healthy.

Rx for Heart Surgery Raised Some Concerns

After heart surgery, a patient may experience fever, chest pain and inflammation. Colchicine has been shown to decrease those symptoms, but the medicine may lead to other complications.

Animal-to-Human Transfer Caused Ebola Outbreak

Researchers continue to search for answers in the the West African Ebola outbreak — now the largest in history. One research team has made a discovery that could lead to improved treatments and vaccines for the deadly virus.

Adults Can Stay Healthy and Active Despite Old Age

You can't avoid aging, but you don't have to feel old. Exercise may keep people from feeling older.

Salty Food Could Mean Increased Symptoms for MS Patients

High-salt diets typically ring alarm bells because of their association with heart disease. A new study shows that salt intake may affect some patients' neurological health, too.

DEA Puts Tighter Controls on Hydrocodone Combination Pills

The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has taken action to control the widespread abuse of narcotic painkillers. The agency has placed tighter restrictions on products containing one of the most common painkillers available.

NIH to Study Potential Ebola Vaccine

With more than 1,500 suspected deaths from Ebola virus disease in the recent West African outbreak, health officials are scrambling to test vaccines that could slow the spread of the virus.

Kids Who Eat More Fat May Have More Belly Fat

Many people hit the gym when they want to decrease belly fat. More exercise, though, may not reduce belly fat in some kids.