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Find the latest health news reported by eMaxHealth reporters and keep up with the latest studies and findings about healthcare. Everyday eMaxHealth reporters scan the latest health findings on cancer treatments, diets, mental health, diabetes, autism, health insurance, spiritual health, men's and women's health and report them so our readers may know about the latest treatments and findings on different diseases and conditions. Some of them are breaking health stories and eMaxHealth strives to provide trustworthy health news where all the sources of studies are revealed and linked and various views and voices are provided and heard. Find personal wellness tips as well as the latest news on healthcare advancements and research by reading eMaxHealth's Current Health News section.

Acne and obesity: Does being overweight cause acne?

Several studies have found that being overweight can increase the risk of having acne. Diet appears to be linked to acne, so it is not surprising that the food you eat can have an impact on your skin. A study published in Dermato-Endocrinology mentions that low-glycemic diets may help reduce the risk of acne, and researchers recommend that more time be devoted to this topic.

Weight loss and medical negligence: The cost of errors

The American Medical Association confirms that medical negligence is one of the top three causes of death in the country. Although negligence falls in third place after cancer and heart disease, it costs billions every year and destroys millions of lives. In addition, only 14 percent of treatment errors are actually reported by hospitals while the number of mistakes grows.

9 Tips on Switching to a Vegetarian Diet and Healthy Weight Loss

switching to a vegetarian diet and healthy weight loss

Recently I wrote about how a vegetarian diet has been shown to promote weight loss. That’s great news for anyone who is struggling to drop those extra pounds, but often times I’ve been asked for some tips on how to make the transition from a meat-based to a plant-based menu as easy as possible.

Four Years of Transformation: How I Lost Weight Through Running and Better Eating

Before After Weight Loss

Yesterday I saw this beautiful before-and-after weight loss picture, shared on one of the Runners' Facebook group and asked Melissa McKellar Swartz to share her story with EmaxHealth.com readers. "When I look at myself now, I see how far I still have to go, then this picture from 2012 pops up, and I realize just how far I've come," wrote Melissa. Here is her contribution to our transformation stories.

Ten things to ask when choosing weight loss programs online

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Finding reliable weight loss programs online that follows American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, and The Obesity Society guidelines can be challenging. One of the reasons is that programs advertised to help you lose weight do not always disclose important information. .

Obesity, microcephaly and the Zika virus: How serious is the Zika virus?

The WHO, CDC and other large health organizations have created official travel warnings for anyone who may be planning to visit South America because of an outbreak of the Zika virus. Although knowledge about the virus is limited, there is a strong warning for those who are pregnant and may become pregnant based on potential health risks for unborn children. The virus has also raised other questions, and researchers are taking a closer look at it. Could the Zika virus also be one of the viral infections that has been linked to obesity? Is the virus responsible for microcephaly in babies?

New Weight Loss Technique Allows 1000 Calories per Day Without Feeling Hungry

Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty technique for weight loss

A new study reveals a novel weight loss technique that could replace traditional bariatric surgery, say these doctors who found their patients not only could get by on only 1000 calories per day without feeling hungry and lose approximately 50% of their body weight in 6 months, but also saved thousands of dollars in treatment costs.

Does a Vegetarian Diet Promote Weight Loss?

vegetarian diet promote weight loss

When people learn that I have been following a plant-based diet for more than four decades, one question that I’m frequently asked is whether a vegetarian diet can help with weight loss. My reply is that generally, yes, and that it depends on what your diet is like now and what changes you are willing to make in adopting a healthful vegetarian diet.

Obesity and autism in girls: Finding psychologists for this overlooked demographic

Researchers have found that obesity can be a challenge for girls who have autism. Although parents often complain about their autistic children being underweight and having issues with food, scientists have discovered a growing number of children are actually dealing with obesity and autism at the same time. This is an overlooked demographic, but it deserves attention.

Weight loss, medical marijuana and HIPAA protections: What you need to know

It is common for some jobs to have mandatory drug testing, but what happens when you are managing health problems with medical marijuana? Although medical marijuana is legal in 23 states as well as Washington, D.C., marijuana remains illegal on a federal level. This creates significant problems for those who depend on the product to control the numerous health issues THC seems to benefit. Can employers require information about medical marijuana use, and does HIPAA offer any protections?

Preventing and managing occupational asthma: Indoor air quality matters

Individuals who work in industries that produce a lot of particulate byproducts are more susceptible than others to potential problems with their lungs. Indoor air quality can drastically affect workers’ health, productivity and quality of life. Problems can extend beyond the workplace. One common health problem is asthma.

6 common vehicle accident injuries and what to do about them

Thousands of car accidents happen every day, and both drivers and passengers can suffer extreme injuries. In some cases, the people involved in the crash can walk away without a scratch while others end up in the hospital in critical condition. It is estimated that the medical bills associated with car accidents are $277 billion per year, and the long-term impact of the crashes can be devastating.

FDA Warns Travelers About Bringing Medications into the U.S.

Foreign meds not allowed in U.S. luggage

It may seem innocent enough, but bringing something as innocuous as an over-the-counter med bought in a non-U.S. pharmacy into the U.S. while traveling can essentially be as illegal as being a narcotics mule. Here are the answers to a few common questions the FDA recently provided for U.S. and visiting foreigners about bringing over-the-counter and prescription medications into the U.S.

What you must know about paying a dentist

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A visit to the dentist tends to evoke strong emotions in many people. In addition to their concerns about pain and discomfort, they are also worried about the financial aspects. Although insurance can help, it may not cover all the procedures and exams you need at the dentist. In addition, there are still people who do not have dental insurance. If you suffer from frequent dental problems, then you are probably aware of the high cost of dental work.