STDs Hit All-Time High in U.S.

TUESDAY, Sept. 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) — New cases of sexually transmitted diseases in the United States reached an all-time high in 2016, federal health officials reported Tuesday. There were 1.6 million cases of chlamydia, 470,000 cases of gonorrhea and 28,000 of syphilis reported that year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced…

Republicans Abandon Health Reform Bill

TUESDAY, Sept. 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The Republican Party’s seven-year push to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act was derailed again Tuesday when Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pulled the plug on the latest version of a bill designed to dismantle the controversial health law. “Well, to be clear, through events that are…

U.S. Pays a Hefty Price for Obesity

TUESDAY, Sept. 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A U.S. adult who is “healthy” but obese could eventually cost society tens of thousands of dollars in medical care and lost wages, a new study estimates. Using a computer model, researchers estimated the financial toll that obesity typically takes at different ages. They found, for example, that…

The Benefits of Simply Moving More

TUESDAY, Sept. 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The link between exercise and good health is a strong one. Still, many people — particularly older adults — find it difficult to take part in formal exercises, and become less physically active over time. But scientists are discovering that if you keep moving, you can enjoy health…