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In the News - 2016




Top 10 Biggest Health Stories (And Cliffhangers) of 2016

Carrie Fisher Hospitalized After Cardiac Arrest On Airplane

USDA Clarifies What 'Sell By' And 'Best If Used By' Food Labels Really Mean

Pokémon GO Is Going, Going, Gone As A Physical Activity Fad

Detroit Lions Matthew Stafford Dislocates Finger: What Does This Mean?

Are Chiropractors Backing The Anti-Vaccine Movement?

Breakthrough Awards Give Scientists Some Celebrity Treatment, But It's Not Enough

Stephen Hawking Is Right But Also Wrong About Obesity

Remember This New Potential Benefit of Sex



Food Fight: Breitbart News Asks Readers To Boycott Kellogg's Products

High Schoolers Punch Martin Shkreli In The Face, Figuratively

Food Fight: Breitbart News Asks Readers To Boycott Kellogg's Products

15 Tips To Cook Turkey Safely And Make America Gravy Again

Fake News, Other Trends Make Scientific Publishing A Growth Industry

Kaley Cuoco Admits To Plastic Surgery: Why Don't Others?

Surprise Medical Bills: Why They Occur And What To Do

Patriots' Rob Gronkowski May Have A Punctured Lung

Using Dirt On Your Phone To Get The Dirt On You

Teaching Kindergartners About Healthy Living

5 More Locations Pass Soda Taxes: What's Next For Big Soda?

'60 Minutes' Interview: What Donald Trump Said About Healthcare

What Trump's Victory Says About America's Mental State

Melania Trump And Her 'Cause' Matters In Your Vote

Why People Vote Against Their Own Interests

Young Emiratis need help to break the fast food habit

Schools That Still Serve Junk Food In Canteens Will Be Fined

University tries out ban on sweetened beverages

Changes In Medical Resident Work Hour Limits Doesn't Solve Big Problems

Will Chicago Cubs' Win Lead To More Babies?

Is California Proposition 61 Really The Right Treatment For Rising Drug Prices?

An Overlooked And Growing Market: People With Disabilities

What Donald Trump, Richard Branson And Salma Hayek Say About Trump And Getting Revenge

Cleveland Indians Fans: Unhealthy And Healthy Ways To Deal With Disappointment

Was Glenn's Violent Death On 'The Walking Dead' Too Much?




Depressing News About Birth Control Hormones For Both Men And Women

Model Katie May's Death Raises More Questions About Chiropractors

Olympian Missy Franklin's Solution To Improving Your Body Image

What Do The Presidential Debate And Constipation Have In Common?

Donald Trump Could Become The First Orange President

Amanda Seyfried Has OCD, Which May Not Be What You Think

Adults Not Getting Vaccinated Cost The U.S. $7.1B In 2015

Did Flight Attendant Realize That Young Black Women Can Be Doctors Too?

Contaminated Devices May Lead To Deadly Infection After Open-Heart Surgery

Survey: 57% Of Americans Favor Marijuana Legalization

30 Ways To Boost How Many Steps You Take Each Day




Doctors Wasting Over Two-Thirds Of Their Time Doing Paperwork

Continuing 9/11 Legacy: Lung Disease, Cancer, Mental Health Conditions, and Other Diseases

The Science Behind Obesity

Hookworm infection exerts high health and economic burden

Time To Change The 15-Minute Limit For Doctor Visits

These Blood Suckers Cost $2.5 Billion to $138 Billion Each Year

Wells Fargo Ad Underestimates Both Artists And Scientists

How Vaccines May Become Like Pants: Tailor Made For You

FDA Is Cleaning Up Antibacterial Soap




Are Vaccines Getting To Where They Need To Go?

Selena Gomez Takes Break From Her Career Due ToLupus

Smallpox Could Return Years After Eradication

Tom Brady Gets Cut: How Can Others Avoid The Same Fate?

How Serious Is Dallas Cowboys QBTony Romo's Latest Back Injury?

Donald Trump Says To Hillary Clinton: 'You're Tired!'

Australian Olympic Footballer Shows Captain How To Drink Water

$81 Million in Zika Funding: Winners And Losers

Lessons From A Terrifying Olympic Bicycle Crash

The Beginning Of The End OfCandy BarsAs We Know Them?

InPlastic Surgery, Brazil Gets The Silver Medal

Yes, Philadelphians Are Swimming In Garbage Dumpsters

Zika Epidemic Worse Than Reported

In Rio, Olympic Record 42 Condoms Per Athlete

Peter Thiel Is Out For Younger People's Blood

There Really Is No Difference In Intelligence Between Men And Women

Can This Man Help Solve The Prescription Opioid Epidemic?




Zika Has Officially Reached The U.S. Mosquito Population

Hospitals Say, 'Pokémon GO Away'

Seven Misconceptions About The Global Obesity Epidemic

Rideable Luggage And Golf Course Surfing: Two Devices To Reduce Walking

Crystal Hefner Shares The Health Problems Breast Implants Can Pose

As Zoe Saldana Shows, Maybe You Should Check Your Thyroid

Vomiting And Diarrhea At The Republican National Convention

Here's Why You Should Care That Beer Will Have Nutrition Labels

If Hunting For Pokémon Is Your Physical Activity, You Better Be Doing A Lot Of Hunting

More Bad News About Zika: Women Can Transmit Zika To Men

Here's The Scoop About Gelato Vs Ice Cream Vs Frozen Yogurt

Is Sushi 'Healthy'? It Depends

The Science Behind Slurpees And 'Brain Freeze'

Be Careful About What Your Wearable Is Telling Others

Student Awarded Woodrow Wilson Fellowship

Sarah Silverman 'Lucky To Be Alive' After Bout With Epiglottitis

Could Brain Research From The Past 15 Years Really Be Wrong?

And Now Another Problem For The Rio Olympics: Super Bacteria?

Should You Care About Pubic Hair?

How To Make Your Summer Barbecue Healthier

Aaron Rodgers Is Cutting Dairy From His Diet. Should You?




The Next New Frontier For Drones: Saving Lives

Pilot Project Receives Over $2 Million in Additional Funding

Drones Could Be Cheaper Alternative To Delivering Vaccines in Developing World

First tobacco taxes, then sugar taxes Is salt next?

CDC's Zika Tally will Likely Never be Accurate because of Late Start

Banning Russia From The Olympics Helps Russian Athletes

Too Little Folate During Pregnancy Linked To Childhood Obesity

Could Canceling The Olympics For Zika Do More Harm Than Good?

Muhammad Ali's Greatest Health Achievements

Would You Have Expected Prince To Have Died In An Elevator Of A Fentanyl Overdose?

Fat Shaming Starts Early As Evidenced By 'Stuff Curry'




Research round-up: Norovirus and synthetic dye screening method

What’s really concerning about the discovery of an antibiotic-resistant bug (hint: it isn’t what you’ve heard)

Scary Superbug Reaching US Means That We Desperately Need New Antibiotics

Urgent Need For Protection Against The World's Deadliest Animal

The Dirt On Swimming Pools And Hot Tubs

Do The Major FDA Nutrition Label Changes Go Far Enough?

Senator Ben Cardin Shows The Urgency And Scientific Approach Needed For Zika

Getting Children More Physically Active Could Save Well Over $50 Billion

Senate To Vote On Zika Funding: Ten Things You Should Know

Pharmacokinetics Could Save Maria Sharapova

Kim Kardashian's Post-Pregnancy Weight Loss Is Not 'Reality'

Serena Williams Shows Why You Should Not Eat Dog Food

Thank Your Mother For Your Health

Very Profitable Nonprofit Hospitals But Where Are The Profits Going?

Do The Major FDA Nutrition Label Changes Go Far Enough?

Trump's And Sanders' Immigration Plans Would Shake The Biomedical World

6 Important Weight Loss Lessons From ‘The Biggest Loser’ Study




Better to get your flu shot in the morning

The high cost of norovirus infections on the global community

Worldwide human and economic costs of norovirus are huge

Norovirus, Deadly and Expensive: The Highly Contagious Stomach Bug Costs More Than $64 Billion a Year

Highly Contagious Virus Sickens Nearly Million at High Cost

A serious 'stomach flu': Norovirus costs billions of dollars of lost productivity

What Your Cravings Mean (And How to Rewire Them)

Current And Future Trends In Vending Machines

Prince's Death Highlights Misconceptions About The Flu

What's The Evidence Behind Reports Of Prince's Percocet Overdose?

In Bizarre Video, Johnny Depp And Amber Heard Don't Seem To Understand Regulations And Risks

Don't Ignore This Potential Contributor To The Opioid Epidemic

By Not Protecting Jeremy Lin, NBA Sends Wrong Messages To Children

More Evidence That Obesity Is A Global Catastrophe In Slow Motion

Hunger hormone could be key to weight loss; procedure aims to block it

Simulating the Impact of an Urban Farm Tax Credit Policy in a Low Income Urban Setting




2016’s Fattest Cities in America

How Did Martin Shkreli Ever Become A Pharmaceutical CEO?

Batman V Supergirl: Dawn Of Optimism?

Grocery Stores Taking More Active Roles in Health Promotion

A 35-Inch Waist and Your Health: What's the Link?

Automating Daily Tasks Could Be Bad For Your Health

Scott Kelly: A Giant Step For Health And Medicine?



The Best Way to Keep Weight Off

Girl Scouts: Cookie 'Pushers' Contributing To Obesity?

Will Air Pollution Lead to Weight Gain?

Victory For Food Information: Judge Supports New York City's Salt Warnings

What Is Coolsculpting Or Cryolipolysis?

How Your Body Can Tell If He Or She Is Really 'The One'

Ten Super Bowl Commercials You May See

Could Concussions Become A Legal Defense?

How To Avoid The Zika Virus

Is Lowering Salt Good For Business?

Finally, More Doctors Are Specializing In Obesity Treatment



Bill Clinton's Second Act Focuses On Public Health

Zika Vaccine: Another Example Of Waiting Until It's Too Late?

Can Secondhand Smoke Lead To Weight Gain?

Olympic Champion Benita Fitzgerald Mosley Named CEO Of Laureus USA

New Orleans: What Is The One Thing A City Can Do About Obesity?

Health Misinformation Abounds On Pinterest, Instagram And Visual Social Media

We need a whole systems approach to tackle obesity

The 10 Biggest Mistakes You Make When You're Trying To Lose 50-Plus Pounds

The hazards of trying to make flu shots mandatory

Staying Safe And Healthy During The Snow Storm

The Pet Obesity Epidemic: What If Your Pet Is Overweight?

Ten Martin Luther King, Jr Quotes For Your Health

Should You Eat Poop To Lose Weight?

Is Lack Of Safe Drinking Water Linked To Obesity?

No reason to delay labeling

How Safe Are Heartburn Medications?

How To Avoid Restaurant Food Poisoning: Lessons From Recent Norovirus Outbreaks

Could Flame Retardants In Household Items Lead To Obesity?

Do You Drink The First Thing That You See In A Store?

8 Myths About Women Coaches (Including One About Title IX)

Watching Football: Good Or Bad For Your Health?