Health News

Happy Meals can Make you sad
Job loss. Death in the family. Medical condition. Doctors have known forever that these conditions often correlate to depression, but now the experts have found another link: fast food.
Measure my Waist, Please
Teens' waist measurements can tell doctors more than what size jeans they wear. Waist circumference is also a pretty helpful indicator of a teen's blood pressure and lipid levels.
Energy Density’s Link to Weight Loss
The best way to lose weight appears to continue being the old-fashioned, tried-and-true method: reducing the density of calories that you eat.
PANS: New Psychiatric Condition in Kids
In some cases, symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can occur suddenly and without explanation. There needs to be a criteria for a new form of OCD, say researchers at the National Institutes of Health.
Snacking on Raisins May Nip Hypertension
Grappling with blood pressure that is slightly elevated? Eating raisins regularly may offer a significant blood pressure benefit, says the first controlled research to study the dried grapes.
Raising Salt Awareness
At least 90 percent of Americans consume more than the daily recommended salt intake, a leading contributor to high blood pressure. Most aren't even checking the sodium content of their favorite foods.
Hike & Bike Trails Improve Neighborhood Fitness
Children from low-income households are at a higher risk for obesity, but one way communities can reduce this risk is to add high-quality trails to low-income neighborhoods.
Start Counting Calories Instead of Sheep
That midnight snack you're stealing while you're struggling to get back to sleep may satisfy late night hunger - but it may also be extra calories your body doesn't need.
Weight Loss Program Shows Promise
The obesity epidemic especially afflicts low-income people - who are also less likely to receive good health care. But at least one experimental program offers some positive results.
The Best Treatments for Anorexia
If you’ve ever suffered from an eating disorder, you know how confusing it can be to find the right treatment for you.  When there are so many treatment options to choose from, matching the right one to your needs is essential.