Improve Diet Quality to Boost Weight Loss

THURSDAY, Aug. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Eating fewer calories is essential when you want to lose weight, but there’s growing evidence that the quality of those calories matters, too. Eating high-quality foods not only boosts weight loss, but also reduces your risk for chronic diseases. High-quality foods are fresh or minimally processed. Think vegetables…

U.S. Trauma Doctors Push for Stricter Gun Controls

THURSDAY, Aug. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Strict regulation of semi-automatic guns, accessories and ammunition is needed to stop “senseless” gun violence in the United States, an association of trauma surgeons contends. Guns are involved in more than 38,000 deaths and at least 85,000 non-fatal injuries every year in the United States, the American Association…

Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Genes ID'd

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — More genes associated with an increased risk of triple-negative breast cancer have been identified by researchers. Until now, only mutations in the BRCA1 gene have been linked with this type of breast cancer. “Triple-negative breast cancer is an aggressive type of cancer that cannot be treated using targeted…