obesity

The Philadelphia health department is launching a campaign against sugary snacks with the goal of reducing the city's high rates of diabetes and childhood obesity.
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Pat Loeb
July 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Sugar is not so sweet when it comes to its impact on health; it causes obesity in children and leads to Type 2 diabetes in adults. Which is why the Philadelphia health department is launching a campaign against sugary snacks with the goal of reducing the city's high...
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This undated photo provided by the National Institutes of Health in June 2019 shows an "ultra-processed" lunch including brand name macaroni and cheese, chicken tenders, canned green beans and diet lemonade.
Paule Joseph, Shavonne Pocock/NIH via AP
June 14, 2019 - 11:55 am
By Candice Choi, AP Food & Health Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Chips, soda and frozen pizzas tend to be full of salt, sugar and fat, but now scientists are trying to understand if there's something else about such processed foods that might be bad for us. Already, the spread of cheap, packaged foods...
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According to U.S. preliminary research published Tuesday, June 4, 2019, dozing off to late-night TV or sleeping with other lights on may mix up your body clock and lead to weight gain and even obesity.
Craig Cunningham/The Daily Mail via AP, File
June 10, 2019 - 5:36 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Dozing off to late-night TV or sleeping with other lights on may mix up your metabolism and lead to weight gain and even obesity, provocative but preliminary U.S. research suggests. The National Institutes of Health study published Monday isn't proof, but it bolsters evidence...
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Early childhood education
Seth Wenig/AP
May 21, 2019 - 12:05 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Cholesterol levels in children and teens improved in the latest analysis of U.S. health surveys, yet only half of them had readings considered ideal. Overall, 7% of kids had high cholesterol in surveys from 2009 to 2016. That was down from 10% a decade earlier. In children, high...
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May 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — We know that smoking causes cancer and it’s one of the concerns that many people have when they talk about the increased popularity of e-cigarettes and the...
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Doctor and patient.
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Lynne Adkins
April 09, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — We know that smoking causes cancer, but another risk factor is rising to the same dangerous level. Obesity causes cancer and it ranks right up there with cigarette smoking, according to Dr. Anthony Perre, chief of outpatient medicine at Cancer Treatment Centers of...
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Dreamstime
March 29, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Fewer heart attacks are occurring in the U.S., but there is a surprising new statistic. According to the American College of Cardiology, a growing number...
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Dreamstime
March 22, 2019 - 3:30 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Turns out, eating sugar leads to obesity. Sugar — yeah, that's exactly the response that the health advocates in San Francisco want to moderate. Officials are trying to require warning labels on sugary drinks that say...
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Dreamstime
January 30, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There is no doubt that alcoholism can run in families. Although alcohol abuse can be influenced by the so-called social determinants of health, there is a...
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Dreamstime
December 14, 2018 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Chronic kidney disease is a growing problem in the United States, and in the worst cases it could lead to a lifetime of dialysis or the need for a kidney transplant...
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