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Boys are hitting puberty earlier, partially due to rise in BMI, study suggests

Boys are hitting puberty earlier, partially due to rise in BMI, study suggests

Girls aren’t alone in hitting puberty earlier — boys are, too, according to a study published Monday in the medical journal JAMA Pediatrics. And boys’ body mass index as children might play a role. Researchers looked through school health records and assessed trends in height and growth for 4,090 boys born in Sweden from 1947…MORE

Evolution may be why humans are prone to heart attacks, study says

Evolution may be why humans are prone to heart attacks, study says

One-third of global deaths are due to cardiovascular disease caused by atherosclerosis, when arteries are clogged with fat deposits. Although it’s common for humans to experience heart attacks, the same event is rare in mammals. Now, researchers believe that they understand why. Risk factors for cardiovascular disease in humans can include age, hypertension, obesity, smoking,…MORE

FDA uses magic tricks in first TV ads to prevent teens from vaping

FDA uses magic tricks in first TV ads to prevent teens from vaping

The US Food and Drug Administration put out its first TV ads focused on e-cigarette prevention. The effort is part of the FDA’s “The Real Cost” youth e-cigarette prevention campaign, a $60 million initiative that launched last year through social media, digital content and posters at high schools nationwide. The campaign aims to reach almost…MORE

Eating a plant-based diet might help prevent type 2 diabetes, study suggests

Eating a plant-based diet might help prevent type 2 diabetes, study suggests

Sticking to a plant-based diet could help lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, a new paper suggests. That link between plant-based eating habits and type 2 diabetes is even more beneficial when only healthy plant-based foods — such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts — are included in your daily diet, as…MORE

Sandwiches and salads sold at Target, Fresh Market recalled over Listeria concerns

Sandwiches and salads sold at Target, Fresh Market recalled over Listeria concerns

The Fresh Market and Target are recalling some of their salads and sandwiches due to a potential listeria contamination, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Elevation Foods says containers of Archer Farms-branded egg salad; Freskët brand egg salad, tuna salad, and Thai lobster salad; and Archer Farms-branded deviled egg sandwiches made on June…MORE

How heat waves can kill — and how to stay safe

How heat waves can kill — and how to stay safe

As a potentially record-breaking heat wave grips the nation this weekend, doctors are warning people to find air conditioning and stay cool — or risk a trip to the emergency room and a hospital ice bath. Extreme temperatures are the most deadly weather events in the United States, consistently killing more people than hurricanes and…MORE

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