Health News

Change Up the Family Routine for Health
There is more to combating obesity than ensuring that children eat healthy food. There are other factors that can increase children's risk of obesity — and they can be addressed within a family.
Too Many Sugary Drinks for Kids
Most kids love sugary beverages, but parents should be mindful of how much of these beverages their kids are drinking.
Obesity Linked to Higher BPA Levels
More and more attention has been focused on the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in recent years. BPA is found in many products, but it's not clear how it might affect the human body.
One Soda, Two Sodas, Three — Watch Out!
The link between soft drinks and obesity is generally well known. But there may be other issues that result when kids drink sodas.
Giving Kids the 411 on Nutrition
While kids may not be big fans of vegetables, there may be a way to get them to eat their veggies anyway.
Back to School! Are You Ready?
The time for school halls to be teeming with chattering students is approaching. While shopping for school supplies, families shouldn't neglect to check on kids' health too.
What Might Breastfeeding Now Mean Later?
Most mothers have the option of feeding their child formula or breastfeeding, or a mixture of both. Choosing breastfeeding might have benefits for children's weight down the line.
A Boy, a Girl and a Scale
Ask 20 people why children are more overweight these days, and you're likely to get 20 answers. And it's possible all of them — or none of them — are correct.
At Last, Obesity Drops in Preschoolers
Tired of hearing all the news about how overweight US children are? Then here's some good news to perk you up — it's getting better.
Even for Tots, Sugary Drinks Mean More Pounds
A tall cup of "bug juice" may call to mind memories of lazy summers during your childhood. But children today have many more options for sugary drinks — and it's making a difference to their waistlines.