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Hour of Exercise a Day May Offset Sitting's Toll on Health
Thursday, July 28, 2016

Read more...Study found risk of early death dropped when physical activity levels went up.

By Steven Reinberg

HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Just one hour of physical activity a day -- something as simple as a brisk walk or a bicycle ride -- may undo the increased risk of early death that comes with sitting eight hours or more on a daily basis, a new study suggests. 

Too Sedentary? There's an App for That
Thursday, January 28, 2016

Read more...Pilot study shows that smartphone reminders get people moving more

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smartphone reminders about getting up and moving around may help boost people's physical activity levels and reduce their risk of cancer, a pilot study suggests.

New U.S. Dietary Guidelines: Limit Sugar and Salt, Boost Fruit and Veggie Intake
Friday, January 08, 2016

Read more...Recommendations, revised every 5 years, designed to promote healthier lifestyles

What to know about food from genetically engineered plants
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Read more...Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are making headlines. Learn how these products affect your health.

This content originally appeared on and was last updated 10/19/2015

FDA regulates the safety of food for humans and animals, including foods produced from genetically engineered (GE) plants. Foods from GE plants must meet the same food safety requirements as foods derived from traditionally bred plants.

Number of hip replacements has skyrocketed, U.S. report shows
Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Read more...Procedure becoming more common in younger adults, but hospital stays now a day shorter

By Randy Dotinga

HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of hip replacements performed in the United States has increased substantially, and the procedure has become more common in younger people, new government statistics show.


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