Weekly Health Quiz: Sugar, Stroke and Herbicides

1 Which of the following amino acids are considered “essential,” as your body cannot produce them and must obtain them from your diet? Alanine, cysteine, glycine Arginine, glutamine, proline Asparagine, serine, tyrosine Leucine, methionine, tryptophan There are 20 basic amino acids that make up the proteins in your body. Nine of them — histidine, isoleucine, […]

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Another Vaping Hazard: Less-Healthy Mouths

Vaping alters the natural bacteria found in the mouth, leaving you more vulnerable to oral infections and inflammation, a new study reports.

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Drug Shows Promise Vs. Aggressive Breast Cancer

The study found that for women with “triple-negative” breast cancer, adding Keytruda to standard chemotherapy improved their odds of responding.

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Record Number of Pedestrian Deaths Seen in U.S.

The 2019 figure is the highest number of such deaths in more than 30 years, according to the association.

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More Than 4 in 10 Americans Are Now Obese: CDC

Much more than just a cosmetic issue, obesity is associated with type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, fatty liver disease, sleep apnea, arthritis, gallbladder disease and more, according to the U.S. National Institute for Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

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Preparing for Coronavirus: Dos and Don’ts

Should you prepare for the Coronavirus? Public health officials have been urging people to prepare — not panic — for COVID-19. Here’s what you need to know to protect yourself right now.

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2020 Innovator: Gary Slutkin, MD

While politicians argue over whether guns or mental health issues are to blame, Gary Slutkin, MD, has another idea. What if violence is a disease we can prevent?

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2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

Since 1997, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has donated more than $50 billion in grants to improve global health and reduce inequities.

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