The Guardian – Heavily processed food like ready meals and ice-cream linked to early death

People who eat large amounts of heavily processed foods, from breakfast cereals and ready meals to muffins and ice-cream, have a greater risk of heart attack, stroke and early death, according to two major studies.

NBC News – Health paradox: New US diabetes cases fall as obesity rises

The number of new diabetes cases among U.S. adults keeps falling, even as obesity rates climb, and health officials aren’t sure why.

NPR – 10,000 steps a day? How many you really need to boost longevity

Women who took 4,400 steps per day, on average, were about 40 percent less likely to die during the follow-up period of about four years compared with women who took 2,700 steps.

CNN – The Pakistan city where almost 700 people have been infected with HIV

On Sunday, Pakistan authorities announced that over the past two months, 681 people — including 537 children between 2 and 12 years old — have tested positive for HIV in Ratodero.

Associated Press – Tracking microbes people carry may predict future health

We share our bodies with trillions of microbes that are critical to staying healthy, but now scientists are getting a much-needed close look at how those bugs can get out of whack and spur disease.