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Exercise Not Making Dent in Most Seniors' Down Time

Study found it only cut the amount of sedentary time by 12 minutes each day

Regular exercise does little to reduce the amount of time that seniors are sedentary, researchers say.

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Women Who Gain Weight Between Babies at Higher Risk for Diabetes

Danger is greatest for women whose weight was normal before they got pregnant, study finds

Women who gain weight after having a baby may be more likely to develop diabetes during their next pregnancy, a new study suggests.

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Trauma as a Teen May Boost Depression Risk Around Menopause

Women who suffered trauma and stress during their teens have a greater risk of depression during the years leading into menopause, a new study suggests.

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Sickle Cell Trait Tied to Higher Kidney Failure Risk for Blacks

Doctors should screen earlier for signs of trouble in people with this gene variant, researcher suggests

Black people with a trait for sickle cell anemia appear to have double the risk of kidney failure that requires dialysis, new research suggests.

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Half of U.S. Adults Have Diabetes or High Risk of Getting It: Report

Close to half of all American adults have type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, a new study finds.

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Lucentis Approved for Diabetic Retinopathy

A drug to treat the most common eye disease among diabetics has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Most Kids Eat Fruit, Veggies Daily: CDC

Survey finds 3 out of 4 are getting these healthy foods each day

More than three-quarters of U.S. children eat fruit on any given day, and nearly 92 percent dig into vegetables in a 24-hour period, a new U.S. health survey reveals.

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When Teachers Are Depressed, Preschoolers May 'Act Out' More

A teacher's state of mind may be key to preschoolers' behavior, a new study finds.

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Basketball's Fitness Benefits a Sure Bet

Shooting hoops beats watching 'March Madness' when it comes to your health, expert says

The best way to celebrate "March Madness" is to get out and shoot some hoops yourself, an expert says.

Teens' Stress Levels Rival Those of Adults, Survey Finds

If paying the bills and putting food on the table put adults’ nerves on edge, just imagine how today’s overscheduled, frequently tested teenagers must feel.

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