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For the first time, more than 4 in 10 US women are obese

Obesity rates for men and women in the U.S. had been roughly the same for about a decade. But in recent years, women have surged ahead and now just over 40 percent of women are obese, compared to 35 percent of men.

In this Friday, May 27, 2016 photo, Dr. Ronald C. Chen consults with colleague Misty Lehman-Davis on a cancer patient's scans at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center in Chapel Hill, N.C.  (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)

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When to give up: Treatment or comfort for late-stage cancer?

When to stop aggressive treatment is one of the most wrenching decisions in cancer care. Medical guidelines say dying cancer patients shouldn’t get harsh and painful treatment, but new research suggests it happens almost all of the time.

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Heroin, painkiller overdose antidote getting easier to buy

Naloxone, which is known by the brand-name Narcan, can quickly revive someone who has stopped breathing after overdosing on so-called opioids, highly addictive drugs that include prescription painkillers like Vicodin as well as illegal narcotics like heroin.

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How much sodium is in your favorite foods?

The Food and Drug Administration proposed new sodium guidelines Wednesday that encourage food companies and restaurants to lower the amount of sodium in the foods they sell.

Dr. Wendell Wheeler gives vaccinations to Ny-riel Wilson, as her mother Briana Steele, holds her on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 in South Holland, Ill.  Ny-riel Wilson was not vaccinated for measles during this visit because she is too young for that vaccination.  Public health officials say they are investigating a cluster of measles cases in a suburban Chicago school. The Illinois and Cook County public health departments said Thursday morning that the cluster includes five children under age 1. Lab test confirm measles in two of the children. Test results are pending for the other three children but they have been diagnosed based on clinical and epidemiological criteria.(AP Photo/Chicago Tribune, Terrence Antonio James)

Measles case found in Fort Wayne

Patrons and employees of the Maysville Road Kohl’s and Walmart who were present at those stores on May 18 from 1-5 p.m. should monitor themselves.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Thomas Frieden speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, Thursday, May 26, 2016, on the latest research and forecasts on the Zika virus. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

CDC urges speed on Zika as House moves to negotiate funding

The U.S. must act more quickly to protect pregnant women from birth defect-causing Zika, a top health official said Thursday even as the House left town for its Memorial Day recess with no visible progress on emergency funding.

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2014 file photo, the nutrition facts label on the side of a cereal box is photographed in Washington. Nutrition facts labels on food packages are getting a long-awaited makeover, with calories listed in bigger, bolder type and a new line for added sugars. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

Makeover coming for food nutrition labels

Nutrition facts labels on food packages are getting a long-awaited makeover, with calories listed in bigger, bolder type and a new line for added sugars.