While most of the fatalities NBC News analyzed were in older people, this doesn't mean that age in and of itself is a risk factor, experts say.
anahad oconnorAn 82-year-old woman with hypertension. A 39-year-old man with diabetes. A 68-year-old man with lung cancer. These are three of the more than 3,000 people around the world who have died from COVID-19. Interesting stats and graphics in this analysis.
One of the best things you can do for your health is to cut back on foods with added sugar. Our 7-Day Sugar Challenge will show you how.
anahad oconnorMany people are undermining their health by unknowingly eating a lot of sugar. Try our new 7-day Sugar Challenge, which will deliver a new strategy each day for cutting added sugar. Read the science behind it in this piece by my colleague @taraparkerpope
Using C.D.C. data, researchers found that 98 percent of toddlers and 60 percent of infants consumed added sugar in sweetened drinks, baked goods and snacks.
anahad oconnorNearly all American toddlers and about two-thirds of infants consume added sugar, despite nutritionists’ recommendations that children avoid the sweetener, according to a government study released this week.
In his new book, “The Stress Solution,” Dr. Rangan Chatterjee offers advice on countering the damaging effects of chronic stress.
anahad oconnorWe all know that chronic stress can make you sick. But @drchatterjeeuk explains the surprising science behind it and shares some great stress reduction strategies in his latest book, “The Stress Solution.” My column on it ...
The lead researcher, Bradley C. Johnston, said he was not required to report his past relationship with a powerful industry trade group.
anahad oconnorMy latest: The author of a controversial new meat study said he had no conflicts. But he led a similar study in 2016 that tried to discredit sugar guidelines, paid for by an industry group whose members included McDonalds, Coke & beef processor Cargill.
After my wife nearly died giving birth, I spent months at home caring for my family. Every dad should be empowered to do the same.
anahad oconnorGreat column by @alexisohanian that every family should read, especially dads. Glad to have found this right as I prepare to take leave to spend time with my son.
"Paternity Leave Was Crucial After the Birth of My Child, and Every Father Deserves It."
A new book argues that for many families with limited time and money, avoiding processed food is not a realistic option.
anahad oconnorThere's growing evidence illustrating the harms of a diet full of ultra processed foods. But my story today looks at research by @sarahkbowen1 and colleagues, who found that for many poor and middle class families ditching processed foods is not so easy.
People who followed a diet of ultra-processed foods ate about 500 more calories a day compared to when they ate a whole foods diet.
anahad oconnorMy latest: A study published today sheds new light on the detrimental health effects of ultra-processed foods. It's eye-opening research led by @KevinH_PhD and colleagues at the N.I.H.
Learn why some popular foods are unhealthy (and even unsafe) for babies, and get ideas for healthier alternatives.
anahad oconnorAccording to a 2008 survey of infant and toddler feeding habits, some babies are served soft drinks daily as early as 9 months of age. The same survey found that by 24 months, more than 10 percent of toddlers were drinking soda every single day.