September 02, 2010
Many Americans Don't Even Know They're Fat
Many Americans have skewed
perceptions when it comes to their weight, often believing they are
thinner than they really are, even when the scales are shouting
otherwise, a new poll finds.
Prescription Drug Use Rising in U.S., CDC
Over the last 10 years,
the percentage of Americans who took at least one prescription drug
in the past month increased from 44 percent to 48 percent, says a
federal government study released Thursday.
Proximity Affects Influence of Online 'Health
When it comes to online
social networking, people are more likely to change habits that
might affect their health when encouraged to do so by cyber
conversations with friends they already know well and with whom
they are in close contact, new research suggests.
Experimental TB Test Called Fast and Accurate
An experimental test that
can diagnose tuberculosis in less than two hours, making only one
doctor visit necessary before treatment starts, is being hailed as
a potentially significant advance against a disease that kills
nearly 2 million people annually, most of them in developing