Health News

An Apple a Day Doesn't Keep Just the Doctor Away
An antioxidant in apples appears to extend the lives of test animals by some 10 percent, according to a new study.
Double Up on Vitamin D
Adults need around 4,000 to 8,000 IU daily of vitamin D to maintain levels of healthful vitamin D metabolites in the range needed to reduce the risk of several diseases by about half.
The First Step is Your Doctor Admitting That You Have a Problem
Doctors who tell their patients that they are obese have a significant impact on the patients’ ability to first, realize that they are overweight, and second, to take action and lose weight.
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.
More Magic from Mother's Milk
Babies whose mothers had diabetes during pregnancy face an increased risk of childhood obesity. However, a new study shows that breastfeeding may reduce that risk of obesity.
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.
Sugar Mamas
The amount of fructose that a mother ingests during pregnancy affects female and male fetuses in different ways, according to a new study.
Fast-Food Nation
Fast food -- which is tremendously high in fat and salt content -- remains a favorite food for a number of patients who have had a heart attack.
Teen Moms: Start Your Day Off Right
Breakfast is an important and oft neglected meal for everyone. A new study reinforces the importance of this morning meal by showing that teen mothers who eat breakfast have healthier weights and snacking habits.
Don't Count Out Carbs Entirely
Carbohydrates may get a bad rap, especially in relation to weight gain, but truth is they offer some vital health benefits.