Top News: #Health

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Smoking’s Toll on Health Is Even Worse Than Previously Thought, a Study Finds:

However bad you thought smoking was, it’s even worse. A new study adds at least five diseases and 60,000 deaths a year to the toll taken by tobacco in the United States. Before the study, smoking was already blamed for nearly half a million deaths a year in this country from 21 diseases, including 12 types of cancer. Read more

 Unexpected weight gainDid fecal transplant make woman obese?:

The case of a normal-weight woman who rapidly became obese after receiving a fecal transplant from an overweight relative has raised new concern over the screening of donated stool. Read more



The U.S. government is poised to withdraw longstanding warnings about cholesterol:

The nation’s top nutrition advisory panel has decided to drop its caution about eating cholesterol-laden food, a move that could undo almost 40 years of government warnings about its consumption.



A woman measures her torso fat. Do these genes make me look fat?

Obesity just got a lot more complicated. Scientists have found 97 different DNA mutations that affect obesity — and they are all over your body. Many are in the brain, which surprised the experts. Some are linked to appetite but others will need more investigation.And these mutations are very, very common. Read more


 Chronic fatigue syndrome has been a controversial name and a controversial diagnosis.Panel Says Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is A Disease, And Renames It:

The mysterious and complicated illness that has been called chronic fatigue syndrome has a new definition and a new name: systemic exertion intolerance disease, or SEID for short. Read more