Risk Factors News
Beyond the scale: What to eat to lower your risk for 3 health issues
Dr. Jennifer Ashton and nutritionist Maya Feller discuss some foods you should add to every meal to reduce your risk of heart disease, dementia and cancer.
UN says recovery of eastern Caribbean could cost $1 billion
A senior UN official says the recovery of eastern Caribbean islands hardest-hit by recent hurricanes including Dominica, Barbuda, Turks and Caicos, the British Virgin Islands and Anguilla could cost up to $1 billion
Study links a lack of sleep in children with increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes
Children who sleep on average one hour less at night have higher risk factors for developing Type 2 diabetes , according to a new study published Tuesday by the American Academy of Pediatrics . Researchers observed self-reported sleep times, then took body measurements and blood samples in over
Study suggests children who don't sleep enough have a higher risk of developing diabetes
Dr. Edith Bracho-Sanchez shares what parents should know about the new research that links a lack of sleep in children to a higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
Emergency crews try to save a worker crushed at construction site
To the index and the deadly construction accident in Austin, Texas. Emergency crews were unable to safe a worker crushed under concrete slabs weighing up to 40,000 pounds. They were being lifted by a crane when they shifted and then fell trapping the victim. The new health headline tonight about
Strokes on the decline in men but not in women, study finds
The good news is that we are seeing fewer strokes affecting the United States population in the past two decades. But a new report suggests that the stroke rate in men, not women, is declining faster. Stroke has dropped to the fifth leading cause of death among men but remains the fourth leading
TLC's 'OutDaughtered' dad reveals struggle with postpartum depression: 'I have not by any means beat it'
Adam Busby of TLC's "OutDaughtered," is sharing his struggle with postpartum depression in hopes of raising awareness for fellow fathers across America. The reality TV dad of Ava, Olivia, Hazel, Riley, Parker, all 2, and big sister Blayke, 6, opened up in a telephone interview with ABC News,
Doctors question snortable chocolate's energy boost claim
A snortable cacao-based powder whose manufacturer claims offers "euphoric energy" and "calm focus," has hit the market in the U.S., but the new supplement -- which is not regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration -- has been met with widespread skepticism from the medical community. Coco
Is your lack of sleep killing you?
Dr. Jennifer Ashton appears live on "GMA" to discuss a new study that looks at the link between sleep and heart health.
Poor sleep is linked to higher death risk in those with heart issues
Diseases of the blood vessels supplying the heart and brain tissues are leading causes of death among Americans. And while researchers have known that things like metabolic syndrome -- high blood pressure , elevated cholesterol and/or triglycerides, high body mass index and high blood sugar -- and