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November 29, 2015

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November 29, 2015

Helping Mothers to Help Preemies

Nov. 6, 2015 — A new article provides advice from physicians for women planning a pregnancy and takes a look at premature ... read more

Nov. 3, 2015 — People who live alone are more likely to have unhealthy diets lacking key foods, research has found. The study reported inadequate cooking skills, no partner to go shopping with, the increasing cost ... read more

Obese People Need More Vitamin E, but Actually Get Less

Nov. 2, 2015 — Obese people with metabolic syndrome face an unexpected quandary when it comes to vitamin E -- they need more than normal levels of the vitamin because their weight and other problems are causing ... read more

Does Healthier Food Help Low-Income People Control Their Diabetes?

Nov. 2, 2015 — To determine whether healthy food could help low-income people better control their diabetes, a pilot study tracked nearly 700 people at food banks in California, Texas and Ohio over two ... read more

Improvements in US Diet Lower Premature Deaths

Nov. 2, 2015 — Two new studies shed light on critical dietary issues facing Americans. One study showed that while recent improvements in the US diet have helped reduce disease and premature death, the overall ... read more

Nov. 2, 2015 — We hate to ruin Thanksgiving, but a new report suggests that for some people, overindulgence at the dinner table or at snack time is enough to trigger signs of metabolic ... read more

Anti-Smoking Messages Can Backfire, Research Suggests

Nov. 2, 2015 — Public health policies targeted at smokers may actually have the opposite effect for some people trying to quit, according to new evidence that indicates that stigmatizing smoking can, in some cases, ... read more

'Everything in Moderation' Diet Advice May Lead to Poor Metabolic Health in US Adults

Oct. 30, 2015 — Diet diversity, as defined by less similarity among the foods people eat, may be linked to lower diet quality and worse metabolic health, according to ... read more

Reptile Pets: Food Insects Shuttle Allergens Into Homes

Oct. 30, 2015 — Reptiles are becoming increasingly popular as pets. The number of reptile pets, such as lizards, turtles and snakes, has doubled in the past ten years. Researchers recently showed that grasshoppers ... read more

Oct. 29, 2015 — The effectiveness of low-fat diet on weight-loss has been debated for decades, and hundreds of randomized clinical trials aimed at evaluating this issue have been conducted with mixed results. New ... read more

New Finding Helps Explain Why Many Alcohol Drinkers Also Are Smokers

Oct. 27, 2015 — Alcohol and nicotine use have long been known to go hand in hand. Previous research shows that more than 85 percent of US adults who are alcohol-dependent also are nicotine-dependent. Now, ... read more

Exposure to Secondhand Smoke Linked to Increased Risk of Tooth Decay in Young Children

Oct. 21, 2015 — Exposure to secondhand smoke at four months of age is associated with an increased risk of tooth decay at age 3 years, concludes a study from ... read more

Family Risk of Breast Cancer Does Not Affect Psychosocial Adjustment Among Pre-Teen Girls

Oct. 20, 2015 — Girls from families with a history of breast cancer, or genetic mutations that increase the risk of a breast cancer diagnosis, seem to adjust just as well as other girls when it comes to general ... read more

What to Do to Prevent Food Allergies in Infants

Oct. 19, 2015 — With food allergies in children on the rise, parents often ask the question, How do I prevent food allergies in my baby? A new review, based on the latest evidence, interprets new evidence to guide ... read more

Heavy TV Watching Leads to Unhealthy Perceptions of Fast Food Health Risks

Oct. 19, 2015 — The amount of TV adolescents watch is likely to bias their views about the consequences of eating fast food, suggests new research. Investigators surveyed over 1,000 teenagers who reported hours of ... read more

Tualang Honey Supplements Found to Reduce Harmful Side Effects of Smoking

Oct. 19, 2015 — Smoking is a known factor in many serious health issues: stroke, myocardial infarction, cardiovascular disease, coronary artery disease, to name but a few. In their recent research, investigators ... read more

Greater Neighborhood Access to Fast-Food Outlets Linked to Lower Bone Mass in Infants

Oct. 13, 2015 — Neighborhood exposure to fast-food outlets is potentially linked to poorer bone development in early childhood, a new report suggests. Investigators looked at the effects of neighborhood food ... read more

Cancer Survivors Often Have Poor Diets, Which Can Affect Their Long-Term Health

Oct. 13, 2015 — While most cancer survivors in the United States are motivated to seek information about food choices and dietary changes to improve their health, a new study comparing their dietary patterns to ... read more

Pumpkin Foods May Not Live Up to Healthy Reputation

Oct. 12, 2015 — Pumpkin products proliferate this time of year -- and not just for traditional pies and breads, but for whimsical goodies that may not live up to the pumpkin's healthy reputation. But one expert ... read more

Metabolic Syndrome Leads One in Three Americans to Need More Vitamin E

Oct. 7, 2015 — New research shows that the estimated one-third of Americans who have a cluster of health problems that add up to metabolic syndrome don't absorb dietary vitamin E as effectively as healthy ... read more

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