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Obesity Is Driving Rise in Cancer Among Young People

Being overweight or obese is associated with an increased risk of various types of cancer, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). These obesity-related cancers are now found to be on the rise among young people in the United States. What’s more, rates are steeply increasing in progressively younger ages and successively younger generations, suggest… Read More »

People with depression are less likely to have certain gut bacteria

Our guts are home to many bacteriaSTEVE GSCHMEISSNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty By Clare Wilson People who lack certain gut bacteria are more likely to experience depression, according to the largest study yet to find a link between our microbiota and mental health. Jeroen Raes of KU Leuven University in Belgium and colleagues examined over 1000 volunteers… Read More »

Why hospitals' future will involve keeping people from showing up

The biggest challenge hospital operators face is how to keep people from showing up in the first place. That’s the perspective of healthcare experts who spoke on healthcare at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Smartphones, wearable devices, along with time-honored anti-smoking and nutrition approaches are key to keeping hospitals from providing excess, unnecessary… Read More »