Fourteen Percent Of US Adults Have Diabetes, CDC Research Indicates

HealthDay reports data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics reveal that “14 percent of U.S adults have diabetes – 10 percent know it and more than four percent are undiagnosed.” Epidemiologist and lead researcher Mark Eberhardt, PhD, of the NCHS, said, “Diabetes remains →

Excessive Consumption Of Sugary Beverages May Shorten Life

CNN  reported that “a study links drinking too many sugary beverages – and even 100% natural fruit juices – to an increased risk of early death.” CNN said the study, which was published in JAMA Network Open, found that “people who consumed 10% or more of their daily calories as →

CDC Releases New HPV Vaccination Recommendations

TIME (8/15, Ducharme) reports that on Thursday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released updated human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination recommendations. According to the article, “The CDC reaffirmed that its prior recommendations for kids stand: boys and girls should get their first dose of the HPV vaccine when →

Consumption Of Soft Drinks May Raise Risk Of Premature Death

Newsweek (9/3, Gander) reports a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests “both sugary and diet soft drinks” are associated with “an increased risk of death.” The research, which involved over 450,000 people from 10 European countries, found “participants who drank a lot of soft drinks were at a greater →

Sugary Drink Consumption May Be Associated With Higher Cancer Risk

The New York Times (7/10, Bakalar) reports that research “suggests there may be a link between the consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks and fruit juices and the development of cancer.” In the study, which “involved 101,257 people,” compared “with the lowest one-quarter for sugary drink consumption, the highest one-quarter had a →

Future Retirees Often Overlook Dental Care Costs

Business Insider (5/2, Loudenback) reported that although data indicate “over a third of US adults are more concerned about covering health costs in retirement than paying off debt and affording lifestyle expenses right now,” only “about half have a financial plan in place for the future.” In addition, Business Insider →

Gum Disease May Play Role In Alzheimer’s Development, Researchers Suggest

The Telegraph (UK) reports that “gum disease may play a pivotal role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease, scientists believe.” According to the article, “Researchers said they now had ‘solid evidence’ that the bacteria which causes periodontitis produces an enzyme which destroys neurons leading to memory loss.” The article says that →

No Evidence No-Calorie Sweeteners Have Health Benefits, Improve Weight Loss

HealthDay reports that in a new study published in the BMJ, researchers assessing the potential benefits of no-calorie sweeteners concluded there is “very weak evidence” the sugar alternatives may improve health or assist in weight loss. Researchers said, “Most health outcomes did not seem to have differences between the non-sugar sweetener exposed →

Charcoal Toothpastes Don’t Whiten Teeth

BBC News Online (UK) (5/10) reported a review in the British Dental Journal claims charcoal-based toothpastes are a “marketing gimmick” with no scientific evidence to support claims they whiten teeth. The authors add that the toothpastes may increase the risk of tooth decay and staining, and that “excessive brushing with →