Current Health News

June 8, 2016 - Issue 3581


American Obesity Rate Continues to Climb — Is Surgery the Answer?

American Obesity Rate Continues to Climb — Is Surgery the Answer?

June 8, 2016

Some describe it as a "breakthrough solution" to the growing waistline dilemma, but is it really? And are there potentially deadly side effects that aren't being widely discussed? While it's reportedly helping Europeans and Mexicans shed up to 7 percent of their body weight, there are caveats you must know for your well-being.

Sunscreens: The Ugly Truth

is sunscreen safe

June 8, 2016

Practicing good sun safety will reduce your and your family's risk for sunburn and skin cancer. However, the safety measures you take should not include lathering on toxic sunscreen.

Low Salt Is Bad for Heart Health

Consuming Salt

June 8, 2016

Eating both too much and not enough will have a negative impact on your heart and your arteries. Whether you already suffer from heart disease or high blood pressure or not, research points to the need for moderate amounts of high-quality salt.