Health News

Clues to Weight in Certain Plastics
Plastics have made life easier for millions of people across the world. Yet some plastics may contain compounds, like BPA, that are linked to health issues.
What Difference Does School Lunch Make?
More and more research is pointing to children's access to food as a major influence on their nutrition and risk for obesity. School lunches are a big part of that access.
Playing Video Games to Get Healthier
Much attention has focused on the violence in video games and whether they can be a problem for kids' development. But the video games also may be used for good.
Pediatricians Warn of Pesticide Exposure
Residues from pesticides are all around us: in the air, in our food, in dust, in soil. Whether used in farming or in homes, these chemicals can affect children exposed to them.
What's In That Food?
America's got the Nutrition Facts panel on every packaged food. Other countries have other systems, so what kind of label works best?
Boob Tube Linked to Kids' Poor Eating
The electronic babysitter may do more than keep your child occupied. Too much TV watching may also be contributing to your child's unhealthy eating habits. A recent study found a link between the amount of TV a child watches and a higher likelihood of having poor eating habits, like skipping breakfast, eating sweets or fast foods, or drinking more sweetened drinks. Give your child healthy options for TV snacking. Leah Lipsky , PhD, and Ronald Iannotti , PhD, of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Bethesda, Md . studied patterns ...
Banned Antibiotics in Chicken Feathers
Do you know what's in the chicken on your plate? You may be ingesting tiny amounts of arsenic and antibiotics that are illegal to feed chickens according to two recent studies.
Pat Yourselves on the Back, America
Overall, Americans appear to be doing all right when it comes to nutrient levels. U.S. diets aren't necessarily top-notch in terms of healthiness, but malnutrition isn't high either.
Dietitians Practice What They Preach
They say if you want the best plate in the house, you should order what the chef eats. The same might be said for following the eating and health habits of registered dietitians.
If You Give a Kid a Chickpea Cookie
If the proof is in the pudding, parents best fess up: admit to your vegetable-rejecting little one that the goodness of peas and carrots await them… in their favorite spice cake.