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Data Points: Overfat deemed a 'pandemic'

Data Points: Overfat deemed a 'pandemic'

Think twice before supersizing that meal. According to a new study in the Frontiers of Public Health, an estimated 70% of people in the world's 30 most-developed countries are "overfat."

Data Points: Millions at risk of developing diabetes

Data Points: Millions at risk of developing diabetes

The rate of new diabetes cases remained relatively flat from 2014 to 2015, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Still, more than 30 million people live with the disease. Millions more have prediabetes, which could turn into Type 2 if left untreated.

NQF launches opioid stewardship initiative

Looking to play a larger role the fight against opioid abuse, the National Quality Forum on Wednesday launched a new stewardship program to lower rates of overprescribing among healthcare providers and curb patient addiction risks.

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