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Nearly 10 percent of health spending for obesity

(AP) -- Obesity's not just dangerous, it's expensive. New research shows medical spending averages $1,400 more a year for an obese person than for someone who's normal weight. Overall obesity-related health spending reaches ...

dateJul 27, 2009 in Health
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Embarrassing illnesses no bar to information sharing

People with potentially 'stigmatizing' medical conditions are just as likely as those with less stigmatizing illnesses to allow their personal information to be used for health research. A new study, published in the open ...

dateJul 24, 2009 in Health
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