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The President is overweight and doesn’t exercise much, like most Americans

(CNN)President Donald Trump’s doctor, Dr. Ronny Jackson, characterized the president’s health as “excellent,” but like the majority of Americans, Trump is overweight and he doesn’t get enough exercise. He is not alone. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, more than one in three adults were considered to be overweight and more than one in three were considered ...

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Ancient Bacterial DNA Could Thwart a Devastating Disease

Hepatitis B virus infects around 20,000 people per year in the United States, according to the CDC. Typically, the virus causes severe inflammation of the liver. Symptoms include fatigue, muscle aches, jaundice, abdominal pain, fever, discolored urine, weight loss, and an inability to tolerate fatty foods. Normally, the virus comes and goesbut sometimes the virus causes long-term liver damage (cirrhosis) ...

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Paying mothers can ‘incentivise breastfeeding’

Overall, 46% of all eligible mothers signed up to the scheme and more than 40% claimed at least one voucher. Fiona Sutcliffe, 29, from Sheffield, took part in the scheme with her baby girl. She had considered breastfeeding while she was pregnant but was nervous that a caesarean would make it tricky: “There were definitely times when I was thinking ...

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