Study estimates that half of US adults will be obese by 2030

There’s no way to sugarcoat this news: Nearly half of American adults will be obese within a decade and one-quarter will be severely so, a new report predicts. It corrects for a weakness in previous estimates that may have made the problem seem not as big as it really is. Those estimates often relied on national health surveys and people […]

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Anorexia cases are almost DOUBLE estimates in 2006, figures suggest

Anorexia cases have DOUBLED among eight to 12-year-olds in the UK over the past decade ‘because of the pressures of social media on children’ Data shows 3.2 children aged 8-12 per 100,000 are diagnosed per year In 2006, the figure was 1.5 per 100,000, suggesting an increase over time For all youngsters, anorexia affects girls of white ethnicity in England the […]

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UK tick-borne Lyme disease cases may be three times higher than previous estimates

New cases of tick-borne Lyme disease in the UK may be three times higher than previous estimates suggest, and might top 8000 in 2019, based on these figures, concludes research published in the online journal BMJ Open. Lyme disease is a bacterial (Borrelia) infection passed on through the bite of an infected tick. It has become the most common tick-borne […]

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