Health News

Yes, But is it Because the Food Isn't That Good?
A new study finds more than one in three hospitals in Australia house malnourished patients, and as many as 70 percent of patients in nursing homes are malnourished.
The Good Kind of Fat
Recent research from Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health indicates polyunsaturated fats may help protect gums from disease.
Trade in the Blue for the Black
While blueberries and blackberries offer myriad health benefits, including high levels of antioxidants, prices can be prohibitively expensive. Black rice may offer a more affordable, comparatively healthful alternative.
The Universe is Expanding
Obesity rates have almost doubled in the past 30 years, according to a new study that looks at heart-disease risk factors and how those factors have changed during that time.
Bigger Babies, Bigger Lungs
The health of premature babies' lungs may get better with improved nutrition and weight gain, according to a study by University of Michigan researchers.
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.
Belt with a Death-Grip
A new study finds that residents of the nation's so-called stroke belt (southeastern states) also have higher-than-average deaths from heart failure.
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.
Vegans Vexed?
Vegans -- individuals who don't eat animal products, including dairy -- may be prone to atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries, according to a new study.
Replenish Deliciously
New research from the American College of Sports Medicine indicates the best post-workout beverage for your muscles could be sitting around your refrigerator.