While scientists have previously shown high sugar intake ups a person’s risk of cardiovascular disease, the new study is the first to link sugar consumption to death.
Most doctors don’t talk to their patients about alcohol use even though drinking is responsible for almost 90,000 deaths each year.
3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has more on the latest flu trends.
After a study of young teens, the CDC found that only 25% of kids get enough exercise: 60 minutes of physical activity every single day.
New numbers from the federal government say most kids aren’t getting enough physical activity, part of the reason for the obesity epidemic. And it could even hurt academic performance.
A government study offers a new theory on why the whooping cough vaccine doesn’t seem to be working as well as expected.
A European version of the “morning-after pill” that is identical in formula to Plan B One-Step in the U.S. will update its packaging to show that it is not effective in women over 176 pounds.
It’s not the cigarettes, but new research indicates teens are increasingly smoking e-cigarettes, cigars and hookah.
Federal health officials have agreed to import a meningitis vaccine approved in Europe and Australia but not the U.S. as officials at Princeton University consider measures to stop the spread of the disease on the Ivy League campus.
Philadelphia’s Department of License and Inspections is hitting the streets and asking community groups to take over blighted properties.
Pennsylvania Medical Society president Dr. Bruce MacLeod says gun violence should be studied the same way doctors study diabetes and heart disease.
“Conservatorship allows us the legal authority to enter the property, stabilize it, and rehabilitate it to provide a high quality housing option,” says Anuj Gupta, executive director of Mt. Airy USA.
The CDC generally reports about 30,000 Lyme cases a year but after a recent conference on the disease, which is spread through the bite of a tick, it concluded that Lyme cases are drastically under-reported and the actual number is probably 300,000 cases.
The statistics are concerning. According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly 1 in 3 young white women regularly ignore tanning bed warnings.
A new government report is the first evidence of a national decline in childhood obesity, health officials said Tuesday.