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A national study comparing ambulance response times for cardiac arrest calls found that patients who live in low-income areas tend to wait almost four minutes longer for an ambulance to arrive compared to persons living in higher-income ZIP codes.

Childhood Asthma and Obesity

In a new study, researchers report that roughly one-quarter of new asthma cases in children with obesity are tied to obesity, and that 10 percent of all cases would be precluded if the children were not overweight or obese.

Experts already say obesity leads to 250,000 new cases of adult asthma each year.

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The body's bone marrow produces 3 million blood cells every second -- while destroying the same amount.

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Get Me That, Stat!

Praise the lard: A 2011 Northwestern University found that young adults who frequently attended religious activities were significantly more likely to become obese than those who didn't.

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219: Number of malaria cases worldwide, in millions, in 2017

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