Health News

Food on the Brain
In a recent brain imaging study, researchers at the Brookhaven National Laboratory found that binge eaters (those who compulsively overeat) react to their favorite foods differently than ordinary obese individuals.
Pumping Iron and Zinc
Many infants from poor families lack certain nutrients. Giving these infants iron and zinc supplements to prevent nutritional deficiencies does not appear to have long-term benefits for their mental skills.
Sick and Abused
According to a study by Swedish researchers, children who are chronically ill are much more likely than healthy children to be victims of physical abuse.
Getting Started on Delaying Dementia
As life spans continue to increase, so the will risk of dementia in individuals, but new research from Sweden indicates people can minimize this risk.
Trim Belly Fat to Remember More?
Older people with metabolic syndrome may be higher risk of memory loss, according to a new study from the French National Institute of Health Research.
Community Ties
Although past research has shown that children who grow up poor have an increased risk of developing health problems as adults, a new study has found that there is a good way to counter this.
Feeling Sad? Switch to Olive Oil
Researchers from the universities of Navarra and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria suggest trans-fats and saturated fats, commonly found in processed foods, may contribute to depression risk.
Kids Need Z's
Insufficient and disorganized sleep puts kids at higher risk of developing obesity and other health conditions, which may be able to be mitigated by "catch up" sleep on weekends and holidays.
Don't Drink, Drink, Drink!
A recent editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal  states that binge drinking is an excessively common practice in the United States.
Sweet Sixteen Gone Sour
A study finds that by the age of 16, bad habits and lifestyles are at the "point of no return," especially among women.