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A Quarter Of Health Care Spending Is A Waste

Reports published by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services revealed that U.S. health care spending hit $3.5 trillion in 2017.

Reports published by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services revealed that U.S. health care spending hit $3.5 trillion in 2017.

How To Stay In Shape When You’re Busy

It's no secret that exercising, sleeping, and healthy eating can help you be more positive, energetic, productive and creative.

It's no secret that exercising, sleeping, and healthy eating can help you be more positive, energetic, productive and creative.

Paternal Drinking Habits Affect Newborns

New research has found that paternal drinking habits also impact the wellbeing of babies.

New research has found that paternal drinking habits also impact the wellbeing of babies.

The 2-Ingredient Breakfasts Doctors Eat Everyday

There are thousands of breakfast options, many of them are healthy, but some doctors suggest a few key 2-ingredients that are easy and nutritional.

There are thousands of breakfast options, many of them are healthy, but some doctors suggest a few key 2-ingredients that are easy and nutritional.

Fast Food May Cause Depression

A new study found fast food may contribute to depression among teenagers.

A new study found fast food may contribute to depression among teenagers.

7 Stats You May Not Have Known About Men's Health

Here are seven health statistics about men that you may not have known.

Here are seven health statistics about men that you may not have known.

Surgery for Blocked Arteries Is Often Unnecessary, Says Study

Doctors say the study "certainly will challenge our clinical thinking" surgery for blocked arteries Is often unnecessary, says study.

Doctors say the study "certainly will challenge our clinical thinking" surgery for blocked arteries Is often unnecessary, says study.

Top tips for a good night's sleep

Take a look at these top tips for a good night's sleep, including regular exercise, a restful sleeping environment, the right mattress and cutting down on caffeine and alcohol intake.

Take a look at these top tips for a good night's sleep, including regular exercise, a restful sleeping environment, the right mattress and cutting down on caffeine and alcohol intake.

Dental phobia - The expert's view

In Good Shape talks to dentist Stephan Ziegler about oral hygiene, the causes of dental phobia and how it can be managed.

In Good Shape talks to dentist Stephan Ziegler about oral hygiene, the causes of dental phobia and how it can be managed.

Google’s Fitbit Acquisition And Privacy Concern

Google’s announcement that it would acquire Fitbit for $2.1 billion has raised the public's privacy concern.

Google’s announcement that it would acquire Fitbit for $2.1 billion has raised the public's privacy concern.

What's the difference between a cold and the flu?

As the weather begins to turn colder, take a look at the difference between cold and flu symptoms and how to spot them both.

As the weather begins to turn colder, take a look at the difference between cold and flu symptoms and how to spot them both.

Vaping Illness Cases Rise To 2,172

U.S. health officials recently reported 2,172 confirmed cases and three more deaths from a respiratory illness linked to vaping.

U.S. health officials recently reported 2,172 confirmed cases and three more deaths from a respiratory illness linked to vaping.

Study reveals burden on aged care facilities

A new study has revealed the burden aged care facilities deal with when caring for patients discharged from hospitals and hospices to die.

A new study has revealed the burden aged care facilities deal with when caring for patients discharged from hospitals and hospices to die.

Does Heading A Soccer Ball Cause CTE?

Soccer, one of the world's most popular sports with over 200 million players, has been linked to chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

Soccer, one of the world's most popular sports with over 200 million players, has been linked to chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

How To Waste Less Produce

There are several steps one can take to extend the life of their groceries and it starts at the store.

There are several steps one can take to extend the life of their groceries and it starts at the store.

Long-Term Immune System Effects Of Measles

Research has found that having the measles can have long-term effects on a persons immune system, putting them more at risk after they recover.

Research has found that having the measles can have long-term effects on a persons immune system, putting them more at risk after they recover.

Running Can Reduce Your Risk of Early Death, Study Says

A new study published in the 'British Journal of Sports Medicine' has found a link between running and living a longer life.

A new study published in the 'British Journal of Sports Medicine' has found a link between running and living a longer life.

10 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes

10 ways to reduce your Rrsk of diabetes according to the World Health Organization.

10 ways to reduce your Rrsk of diabetes according to the World Health Organization.

How important are the bacteria in our bodies?

This week's viewer question comes from Osman Maiga in Uganda.

This week's viewer question comes from Osman Maiga in Uganda.

CDC Urges Flu Vaccine

While the current flu season appears to be mild, the CDC is still urging people to get their flu vaccination.

While the current flu season appears to be mild, the CDC is still urging people to get their flu vaccination.

How To Shed Belly Weight Fast

The proven best ways to shed belly fat is a calorie deficit and healthy eating.

The proven best ways to shed belly fat is a calorie deficit and healthy eating.

5 Sleep Safety Tips For Your Baby

A new government study found that many U.S. parents do not know how to put their babies to sleep safely.

A new government study found that many U.S. parents do not know how to put their babies to sleep safely.

Looking On The Bright Side Helps You Live Longer

The saying, "Choose to be optimistic, it feels better," has been backed up by science.

The saying, "Choose to be optimistic, it feels better," has been backed up by science.

Anxiety: 5 Qualities To Look For In A Partner

Being with a partner who is understanding and has certain qualities can help you with anxiety.

Being with a partner who is understanding and has certain qualities can help you with anxiety.

Can vegetarians save the planet?

Many consider vegetarians the new superheroes. They eat no meat and so have a reduced carbon footprint. But is that really true? An avocado can actually do more damage to the environment than a steak. Environmental vegetarianism - fact or fiction?

Many consider vegetarians the new superheroes. They eat no meat and so have a reduced carbon footprint. But is that really true? An avocado can actually do more damage to the environment than a steak. Environmental vegetarianism - fact or fiction?

'Junk Food' costs UK teenager his vision

The patient, who is 17 years old, had been experiencing health issues for a few years.

The patient, who is 17 years old, had been experiencing health issues for a few years.

Study Says Hiccups Are Vital for Infants and Their Breathing

An analysis at University College London says hiccuping activates brain waves in babies that helps regulate breathing.

An analysis at University College London says hiccuping activates brain waves in babies that helps regulate breathing.

Cholesterol And Heart Attacks On The Decline

Cholesterol and heart attacks across the country are both down since 2013 due to improved medical advice.

Cholesterol and heart attacks across the country are both down since 2013 due to improved medical advice.

How Asthma Can Turn Deadly

Asthma impacts millions of people in the U.S. but it can be deadly in some cases.

Asthma impacts millions of people in the U.S. but it can be deadly in some cases.

Would a 'sugar tax' really reduce obesity?

A recent study found that a 20% tax increase on sweet snacks could lead to a 2% decrease in obesity in the U.K.

A recent study found that a 20% tax increase on sweet snacks could lead to a 2% decrease in obesity in the U.K.

When is the right time to take your vitamins?

Did you know that your body will absorb vitamins differently depending on what time you take them?

Did you know that your body will absorb vitamins differently depending on what time you take them?

4 beverages that hydrate you more than water

It's hard to believe that anything can hydrate you more than water but these drinks get the job done.

It's hard to believe that anything can hydrate you more than water but these drinks get the job done.

5 tips for properly handling raw chicken

Improper handling of raw chicken can lead to food poisoning or even death.

Improper handling of raw chicken can lead to food poisoning or even death.

Too much sleep could be bad for you

The world's largest sleep study said that sleeping too much could be harmful for cognitive function.

The world's largest sleep study said that sleeping too much could be harmful for cognitive function.

6 tips to help you quit sugar

The average person takes in more than three times the daily amount of sugar suggested by the American Heart Association.

The average person takes in more than three times the daily amount of sugar suggested by the American Heart Association.

Here's why breakfast is the most important meal of the day

Breakfast is important because we’re supposed to eat it to break our overnight fast.

Breakfast is important because we’re supposed to eat it to break our overnight fast.

4 reasons why soda is bad for you

4 ways soda is bad for you.

4 ways soda is bad for you.

Can tiny doses of magic mushrooms improve creativity?

A new study suggests that 'microdoses' of psychedelics can induce a state of unconstrained thought without the "bad trips" that come with high doses.

A new study suggests that 'microdoses' of psychedelics can induce a state of unconstrained thought without the "bad trips" that come with high doses.

7 Self-Care Tips You Should Try

It's never too late to start practicing self-care. Try these 7 tips!

It's never too late to start practicing self-care. Try these 7 tips!

How does quitting Facebook affect your brain?

The effects of social media on mental health have puzzled researchers for years.

The effects of social media on mental health have puzzled researchers for years.

6 foods that will boost your mental health

Research shows that diet and mental health are linked.

Research shows that diet and mental health are linked.

6 Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Diabetics

Try these 6 breakfast ideas to keep your blood glucose steady and get the best start to the day.

Try these 6 breakfast ideas to keep your blood glucose steady and get the best start to the day.

Wildfire Health Risks

As California wildfires have become more common and deadly, scientists warn the public about airborne health risks. Clip1-Stringr Clip2-Stringr Clip3-Stringr Clip4-Stringr Clip5-Shutterstock Clip6-Shutterstock Clip7-Shutterstock Clip8-Stringr

As California wildfires have become more common and deadly, scientists warn the public about airborne health risks. Clip1-Stringr Clip2-Stringr Clip3-Stringr Clip4-Stringr Clip5-Shutterstock Clip6-Shutterstock Clip7-Shutterstock Clip8-Stringr

Home Cooked Meals Have Fewer Harmful Chemicals

Home-cooked meals have always been seen better for your health and your wallet, but new studies back this up with evidence.

Home-cooked meals have always been seen better for your health and your wallet, but new studies back this up with evidence.

Why Extra Virgin Olive Oil Is the Healthiest Fat

There are numerous types of fats and some are even healthy, but experts believe extra virgin olive oil is the healthiest form of fat.

There are numerous types of fats and some are even healthy, but experts believe extra virgin olive oil is the healthiest form of fat.

Burger King to Release 3 Additional Meatless Burgers

Following the successful launch of their Impossible Whopper earlier this year, Burger King has decided to expand their meatless options.

Following the successful launch of their Impossible Whopper earlier this year, Burger King has decided to expand their meatless options.

Yelling At Your Dog Can Have Long-Term Negative Effects, Study Shows

An analysis says using negative commands can result in long-term stress for your pooch.

An analysis says using negative commands can result in long-term stress for your pooch.

Marijuana Use Rising in Young Adults, Study Shows

The findings are based on the results of the 2002-2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.

The findings are based on the results of the 2002-2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.

E-Cigarettes May be More Harmful to Your Hearth Than Regular Cigarettes

According to recent studies, blood flow and cholesterol could be impacted more from the devices.

According to recent studies, blood flow and cholesterol could be impacted more from the devices.

Having a Poor Relationship With Family Could Make You Sick, Says Study

Conducted by researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center, the study was published in the 'Journal of Family Psychology'.

Conducted by researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center, the study was published in the 'Journal of Family Psychology'.

5 Tips to Help You Get to Sleep Faster

It is important to get at least seven to nine hours of sleep per day For some people, that is easier said than done.

It is important to get at least seven to nine hours of sleep per day For some people, that is easier said than done.

The Real Reason Why We Self-Sabotage

Self-sabotage like procrastination, drugs and alcohol often get in the way of success, yet many continue with their ways.

Self-sabotage like procrastination, drugs and alcohol often get in the way of success, yet many continue with their ways.

Long-Haul Flight Hacks

Traveling to see the world or going on vacation is what almost everyone looks forward to, but getting there is often the hardest part.

Traveling to see the world or going on vacation is what almost everyone looks forward to, but getting there is often the hardest part.

Lack Of Sunlight Impacts Your Brain

When the clocks go backward and the days get shorter, many suffer from seasonal depression due to the lack of sunlight their brains get.

When the clocks go backward and the days get shorter, many suffer from seasonal depression due to the lack of sunlight their brains get.

Omega-3 Doesn't Improve Mental Health

It was previously thought that consuming Omega-3 fats would help relieve anxiety and other mental illnesses, but researchers have found no serious connection.

It was previously thought that consuming Omega-3 fats would help relieve anxiety and other mental illnesses, but researchers have found no serious connection.

Top 5 fun health tips

In the age of super busy lifestyle, make sure to follow our super easy health tips

In the age of super busy lifestyle, make sure to follow our super easy health tips

Did You Know Eating A Burger Could Be Healthier Than An Acai Bowl?

According to nutritionists, loads of the food we think is healthy actually has more calories than your regular hamburger! Watch to find out which of your favourite 'healthy' snacks makes the list.

According to nutritionists, loads of the food we think is healthy actually has more calories than your regular hamburger! Watch to find out which of your favourite 'healthy' snacks makes the list.

How To Throw Away Old Prescription Drugs

Every year, cities across the country hold events to help people discard of unused and old prescription drugs so they don't end up in the garbage or on the street.

Every year, cities across the country hold events to help people discard of unused and old prescription drugs so they don't end up in the garbage or on the street.

How Young Can Kids Safely Be Left On Their Own?

Giving children the independence to be home on their own can be scary, but it can also teach them responsibility and establishes trust.

Giving children the independence to be home on their own can be scary, but it can also teach them responsibility and establishes trust.

Sweeteners You Need To Know About

Children are among those who consume the most sweeteners. There are at least five nonnutritive sweeteners The American Academy of Pediatrics wants parents to know.

Children are among those who consume the most sweeteners. There are at least five nonnutritive sweeteners The American Academy of Pediatrics wants parents to know.

Calorie Counts Cause Fast-Food Orders To Drop

A new study revealed that after calories were posted on fast-food menus, people cut back on ordering fast-food items, but not for long.

A new study revealed that after calories were posted on fast-food menus, people cut back on ordering fast-food items, but not for long.

10 Foods That Can Help You Battle the Flu

When you have the flu, it is important to drink lots of fluids.

When you have the flu, it is important to drink lots of fluids.

The Truth About Food Addiction

Why is it so hard to put down that bag of chips or have just one piece of chocolate?

Why is it so hard to put down that bag of chips or have just one piece of chocolate?

Scientists Announce Discovery of New HIV Strain

A recently-published study in the 'Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes' has reported the discovery of a new strain of HIV.

A recently-published study in the 'Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes' has reported the discovery of a new strain of HIV.

5 Ways To Beat The Monday Blues

On Sunday night, you may start to feel overwhelmed with anxiety, sadness, and stress because you're dreading the next day, Monday.

On Sunday night, you may start to feel overwhelmed with anxiety, sadness, and stress because you're dreading the next day, Monday.

Smoking May Double Risk Of Schizophrenia

Smoking reduces the chemical releases of serotonin and dopamine, increasing people's risk for schizophrenia.

Smoking reduces the chemical releases of serotonin and dopamine, increasing people's risk for schizophrenia.

5 Lifestyle Changes To Help Alzheimers Patients

Learning and keeping the mind active have been found to be the most important factor when it comes to keeping the mind sharp and helping patients with Alzheimers.

Learning and keeping the mind active have been found to be the most important factor when it comes to keeping the mind sharp and helping patients with Alzheimers.

Why Perfectionism Can Cause Depression

Newer generations have been found to be the worst type of perfectionist because of social media standards.

Newer generations have been found to be the worst type of perfectionist because of social media standards.

Resthome residents reminisce over past pets

Darran Rowe visits Te Ata Rest Home once a month with his dog Ginger to the delight of the residents.

Darran Rowe visits Te Ata Rest Home once a month with his dog Ginger to the delight of the residents.

Keto diet relieves epilepsy seizures for boy

Ailbe Dyer, 9, has medication-resistant epilepsy. His mum Meredith Dyer was referred by Ailbe's neurologist to a dietitian so he could be put on a ketogenic diet.

Ailbe Dyer, 9, has medication-resistant epilepsy. His mum Meredith Dyer was referred by Ailbe's neurologist to a dietitian so he could be put on a ketogenic diet.

Using Your Smartphone Too Much Can Make You Blind

Recent studies show that looking at your smartphone screen for extended periods can cause temporary blindness.

Recent studies show that looking at your smartphone screen for extended periods can cause temporary blindness.

More Than An Hour of Daily 'Screen Time' Can Be Harmful to Children

A new study says brain development can be affected in kids 3 to 5 years old.

A new study says brain development can be affected in kids 3 to 5 years old.

4 Reasons Why You're Struggling to Lose Weight

Weight loss can feel like an uphill climb.

Weight loss can feel like an uphill climb.

Foods To Fuel Your Brain

The brain uses 20% of the human body's energy, which is why keeping it fueled properly will help throughout the day.

The brain uses 20% of the human body's energy, which is why keeping it fueled properly will help throughout the day.

Are Hard Seltzers A Healthier Choice?

White Claw and other hard seltzer drinks fit in with diet trends, especially among young consumers, and social media lovers but how unhealthy are they?

White Claw and other hard seltzer drinks fit in with diet trends, especially among young consumers, and social media lovers but how unhealthy are they?

Marijuana Legalization Can Help End Vaping Deaths

Over the past few months, the media has been flooded with reports of people being critically ill and dying from vaping.

Over the past few months, the media has been flooded with reports of people being critically ill and dying from vaping.

Here's How to Handle the Heat and Enjoy Spicy Foods

Want to expand your palate and painlessly enjoy spicy food?

Want to expand your palate and painlessly enjoy spicy food?

What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Spicy Food?

For people with a low tolerance for spice, eating these foods can actually be pretty painful.

For people with a low tolerance for spice, eating these foods can actually be pretty painful.

Working in Hamilton's sexual health clinic

Waikato DHB sexual health doctor Jane Morgan talks about working in Hamilton's sexual health clinic.

Waikato DHB sexual health doctor Jane Morgan talks about working in Hamilton's sexual health clinic.

5 Nutrient-Dense Foods That Fit Your Budget

The American Heart Association recently found that about 95% of grocery shoppers wanted to seek out healthy options.

The American Heart Association recently found that about 95% of grocery shoppers wanted to seek out healthy options.

Google Health Is Finally Talking About Their Plan

Doctor and CEO David Feinberg, who is leading the newly created Google Health division, is beginning to open up about his plans.

Doctor and CEO David Feinberg, who is leading the newly created Google Health division, is beginning to open up about his plans.

What’s The Difference Between Low Carb And Keto?

Keto and low-carb diets are often confused as the same thing. However, while the differences aren't many, they are significant.

Keto and low-carb diets are often confused as the same thing. However, while the differences aren't many, they are significant.

5 Science-Backed Hangover Cures

Hair of the dog or a big, greasy breakfast? Here are 5 scientific cures for hangovers.

Hair of the dog or a big, greasy breakfast? Here are 5 scientific cures for hangovers.

Why fat is essential to your diet

Health organizations have spread confusing messages about fat over the years.

Health organizations have spread confusing messages about fat over the years.

Young people prioritize their mental health in the workplace, study finds

A study published in the Harvard Business Review recently took a look at the role of mental health in the workplace.

A study published in the Harvard Business Review recently took a look at the role of mental health in the workplace.

Common joint pain therapy could be harmful, says study

Doctors recommend noninvasive treatments such as exercise, weight loss and physical therapy before trying injections.

Doctors recommend noninvasive treatments such as exercise, weight loss and physical therapy before trying injections.

Daniel Bowyer is among the estimated 1600 patients who get radiation therapy at Waikato Hospital each year

Daniel Bowyer is among the estimated 1600 patients who get radiation therapy at Waikato Hospital each year, and has built up a relationship with their therapists during treatments which can last for several weeks.

Daniel Bowyer is among the estimated 1600 patients who get radiation therapy at Waikato Hospital each year, and has built up a relationship with their therapists during treatments which can last for several weeks.

Are you doing facial yoga?

It's the inexpensive and non-invasive way to reduce wrinkles and firm up your skin.

It's the inexpensive and non-invasive way to reduce wrinkles and firm up your skin.

How To Help A Child With Anxiety

Spotting anxiety in young children is often difficult, but it is extremely important to keep an eye out for any symptoms.

Spotting anxiety in young children is often difficult, but it is extremely important to keep an eye out for any symptoms.

5 Ways To Increase Your Productivity

There are plenty of ways to increase productivity from day to day, here are the top 5.

There are plenty of ways to increase productivity from day to day, here are the top 5.

New TB Vaccine Could Save Millions

With TB as the leading infectious cause of death around the world, researchers have found a new vaccine that could save millions.

With TB as the leading infectious cause of death around the world, researchers have found a new vaccine that could save millions.

Foods To Make Your Skin Glow

Many people use a swath of skincare products daily to maintain a healthy exterior, but what you eat is even more important for your skin.

Many people use a swath of skincare products daily to maintain a healthy exterior, but what you eat is even more important for your skin.

Sleep medicine - we speak to an expert

Sleeping badly over a long period of time can make you sick. What can we do if we have difficulties getting to sleep or staying asleep? We put that question to psychotherapist and sleep specialist Dr. Samia Little Elk.

Sleeping badly over a long period of time can make you sick. What can we do if we have difficulties getting to sleep or staying asleep? We put that question to psychotherapist and sleep specialist Dr. Samia Little Elk.

What Makes Soda So Addictive?

The combination of sugar and caffeine make soda devilishly delicious, but terrible for our health.

The combination of sugar and caffeine make soda devilishly delicious, but terrible for our health.

A Period Of Inactivity Can Damage Your Health

Research shows that as a society, we are not getting as much physical activity as we should.

Research shows that as a society, we are not getting as much physical activity as we should.

5 Health Benefits Of Grapes

Humans have been growing grapes as early as 6500 BC, and today they are enjoyed around the world in a variety of ways.

Humans have been growing grapes as early as 6500 BC, and today they are enjoyed around the world in a variety of ways.

Living with Bipolar Disorder: Maarten Opens Up

The blues, listlessness, suicidal thoughts and the black dog, then suddenly, limitless energy, drive and bursts of creativity. Maarten Hemmen has bipolar disorder and is determined to change the stigma of this mental illness.

The blues, listlessness, suicidal thoughts and the black dog, then suddenly, limitless energy, drive and bursts of creativity. Maarten Hemmen has bipolar disorder and is determined to change the stigma of this mental illness.

The Scary New Wave Of Heart Attacks Under 40

While Americans are suffering fewer heart attacks altogether, the rate of heart attacks for people under 40 is rising.

While Americans are suffering fewer heart attacks altogether, the rate of heart attacks for people under 40 is rising.

Can Cinnamon Help You Lose Weight?

A new study, published in the journal Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental, revealed that the aromatic spice, cinnamon, can aid weight loss.

A new study, published in the journal Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental, revealed that the aromatic spice, cinnamon, can aid weight loss.

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