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Should Sugary Drinks Be Taxed?
Taxing sugary drinks may lower consumption and, in turn, reduce obesity, type 2 diabetes and even tooth decay, according to a new World Health Organization (WHO) report.
Wearables May Not Mean More Weight Loss
Are wearable technologies for monitoring and tracking physical activity and diet worth it? Maybe not, according to a new study.
Guess What Happens Every Second
Did you know an older adult falls every second of every day?
How Alcohol Ads Might Affect Kids
The more ads for alcohol kids watch on TV, the more they may drink, according to a new study.
Ovarian Cancer Screening: A Warning
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning about tests being marketed to screen for ovarian cancer.
Shedding Light on Lice
With the start of the new school year and as the fall approaches, children may be more likely to come into contact with head lice.
Antibacterial Soaps: Products of the Past?
Whether antibacterial soap is truly safe to use has been a longstanding question — and it's one that may have finally been answered.
Are You Cleaning Your Contacts Correctly?
Cleaning your contact lenses incorrectly could cause you harm and negatively affect your vision.
FDA Issues New E-Cig Rules
New e-cigarette regulations include rules to prevent minors from vaping.
Kids and Chemical Eye Burns
Adults aren't the only ones who have to watch out for chemical eye burns. In fact, these burns may occur more often in young children, according to a new study.