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Health News Updates, Health on the Hill

Weekly Health News Updates

  • The generation defined by its obsession with technology is physically suffering – above the waistline – from technological advances. “Text Neck” affects users of smartphones, tablets and computers when they lean toward the screens, creating poor posture and applying stress to the spine.
  • Removing soda – arguably the leading cause of obesity – from a diet results in the fastest weight loss of all changes in food or beverage consumption, according to three studies published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine.
  • Blood tests may be the future for prescribing antidepressants more accurately at the start of treatment to avoid the trial-and-error process, according to a study published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology last week.
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