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Over 45,000 pounds of sugar dumped in Times Square illustrates alarming child health trend

Sugar dumped in times squareSnack company KIND dumped 45,485 pounds of sugar in Times Square Tuesday to spark conversation about how much added sugar children consume.

The American Heart Association recommends children eat no more than 100 calories (about six teaspoons) of added sugars, also known as free sugars, daily. But, children are eating much more than that — over 270 calories according to data in the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Most comes from sweetened drinks.

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Researchers develop new tool to fight antibiotic resistance

New tool for fighting anti biotic resistanceAntibiotic resistance is a problem that has plagued researchers for years, but now researchers have developed a tool to combat antibiotic resistance.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, antibiotic resistance is responsible for at least 2 million infections and 23,000 deaths each year in the United States.

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Trump administration ends funding for teen pregnancy programs

Trump ends funding for teen pregnancyA nationwide, successful teen pregnancy prevention program is being eliminated under President Donald Trump's proposed FY 2018 budget, with all organizations funded by it notified this month their funding will end next year.

As part of the proposed budget, the Trump Administration plans to halt funding of the Teen Pregnancy Prevention, or TPP, Program two years early by eliminating $213.6 million to over 81 TPP organizations, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Senate GOP brings Obamacare repeal bill out of the shadows

Health care billSenate GOP leaders on Thursday finally released their secret health-care reform bill, which would repeal Obamacare taxes, restructures subsidies to insurance customers based on their incomes and phase out Medicaid's expansion program.

The bill, if passed into law, would sharply reduce financial aid that currently helps millions of people obtain health coverage, while at the same time offering a tax break to primarily wealthy Americans.

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Extra virgin olive oil staves off Alzheimer's, preserves memory, new study shows

Extra virgin olive oil helps memory lossTemple University research shows extra-virgin olive oil protects against memory loss, preserves the ability to learn and reduces conditions associated with Alzheimer's disease.

Researchers at the college's Lewis Katz School of Medicine found mice with EVOO-enriched diets had better memories and learning abilities compared to the rodents who didn't eat the oil.

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CDC: 1 in 7 people in the United States has kidney disease

One in seven in US have kidney diseaseThirty million American adults have chronic kidney disease -- but many don't know it.

That rate -- one in seven -- is higher than previously estimated, according to an analysis of data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The findings, based on 2011-2014 statistics, should "serve as a warning bell that a major public health challenge is right in front of our eyes and more must be done to address it," Kevin Longino, CEO of the National Kidney Foundation, said in a news release from the group.

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Cancer Drug Proves to Be Effective Against Multiple Tumors

Cancer drug effective on many tumorsThe 86 cancer patients were a disparate group, with tumors of the pancreas, prostate, uterus or bone. One woman had a cancer so rare there were no tested treatments. She was told to get her affairs in order.

Still, these patients had a few things in common. All had advanced disease that had resisted every standard treatment. All carried genetic mutations that disrupted the ability of cells to fix damaged DNA. And all were enrolled in a trial of a drug that helps the immune system attack tumors.

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