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Millions of people with diabetes rely on blood glucose monitors to regulate their blood sugar. While the tests have become less expensive and less painful for patients, a post in Kaiser Health News' Capsules blog explains that these monitors may not always be accurate. One expert says "the FDA is limited in...

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ADHD May Increase Risk of Obesity

According to a new study published Monday in Pediatrics, “having childhood ADHD could lead to a life of obesity, even if ADHD symptoms disappear in adulthood." The LA Times reports that the data “confirm earlier work that linked higher adult weight and obesity with childhood ADHD diagnoses ...  Among...
While sugar has been to blame in the obesity epidemic, a post in The New York Times' Well blog explains that "a closer look at what and how Americans eat suggests that simply focusing on sugar will do little to quell the rising epidemic of obesity." The more than 20% increase in the average number of...