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Health Tip: Opt for Heart-Healthy Holiday Foods

Choose items rich in antioxidants

Eating More Nuts During Pregnancy Might Help Prevent Allergies in Kids: Study

Experts say mothers who consume more nuts won't raise -- and might reduce -- risk in children

Health Tip: Eat Smart

Don't overdo it at a restaurant

Fiber-Rich Foods May Cut Your Risk of Heart Disease

International study looked at fiber from wide range of sources

Study Finds Widespread Contamination in Chicken

Potentially harmful bacteria and antibiotic resistance common in 316 raw poultry samples tested

Diabetes Drug Metformin Tied to Slight Weight Loss in Obese Kids

But, experts say drug isn't meant for that use, while diet and exercise have proven effective

Doctors Warn Against Raw Milk for Kids, Pregnant Women

Policy statement from pediatricians' group bolstered by Minnesota study on foodborne illness

Working Out May Help Counteract Holiday Eating

Men who overstuffed but exercised showed less harm to their health in study

Low Vitamin B-12 Levels Tied to Bone Fractures in Older Men

Study followed Swedish seniors for six years

Health Tip: Get Enough Calcium

Green, leafy vegetables are great sources

Gut Bacteria Shift Quickly After Changes in Diet, Study Shows

Number and type of gut microbes shifted within a day of eating plant- or animal-based foods exclusively

Probiotics Don't Prevent Childhood Asthma, Study Finds

But they may have other benefits, including prevention of eczema

Health Tip: Go Easy on the Gravy

And lighten the fat content

Potentially Helpful Omega-3 Fatty Acids Can Cross to Brain: Study

Finding might have implications for Alzheimer's treatment, although more work must be done

Switching to Healthier Eating May Cost You More

Following a healthy diet runs about $1.50 more a day than junk food, study finds

Health Tip: Reading Food Labels

Note serving sizes and percentage daily values

Could Good Manners Help Spur Holiday Weight Gain?

People may choose less healthy foods to avoid offending someone heavier, study finds

Energy Drinks Affect Heart, MRI Scans Show

Small, early study found contraction rate sped up after people downed beverage

Health Tip: Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Regular exercise is a key preventative

Health Tip: Keep Diabetes in Check

Suggestions for holiday eating

Exercise May Not Stave Off Holiday Weight Gain

Study suggests nothing can replace moderation in the face of high-calorie food and drinks

Expert Serves Up Turkey Tips for a Healthy Holiday

Take steps to prevent foodborne illness before, during and after preparing the meal

Smaller Bowls May Keep Kids From Overeating

Researchers say tactic could help curb childhood obesity

Sodas, Other Sweet Drinks Tied to Higher Risk for Endometrial Cancer

Study of 23,000 older women saw odds for a tumor rise as daily intake went up

Cash Incentives Spur Poor To Buy Healthier Foods

San Diego-area participants got matching funds to purchase specific products from farmers' markets

Healthy Lifestyle May Mean Healthy Pregnancy

Study pinpointed good and bad habits that could affect risk of complications

Start at the Healthier End of the Buffet

First three food items seen will comprise 66 percent of your total plate, researcher says

Mercury Levels Dropping in Younger U.S. Women: Report

EPA findings suggest those of childbearing age are making safer choices with fish, shellfish

Eat Nuts, Live Longer?

Study linked a daily handful of any nut to 20 percent reduction in death risk over 30 years

Vitamin D Deficiency Might Be Overdiagnosed in Blacks, Study Suggests

When looking at blood levels in a different way, researchers found they may be adequate after all

Drinking Milk as Teens Might Not Protect Men's Bones, Study Suggests

Instead, research found boys who consumed more milk had higher risk of hip fractures as adults

Weight Loss Can Combat Irregular Heart Beat, Study Says

Atrial fibrillation is a potentially fatal condition affecting more and more people

Your Afternoon Coffee Might Trigger a Bad Night's Sleep

Research suggests that drinking the brew even six hours prior to bedtime upsets slumber

Acrylamide: An Unwelcome Part of Your Diet

FDA offers tips on how to avoid too much exposure to the chemical

Many People Ignore, Miss Calorie Counts on Fast-Food Menus: Survey

Of 2,000 customers, 40 percent noticed the information and 10 percent used it

Health Tip: Cutting Down on Fat

Be sure to read food labels

Schools Can Set Tone for Healthy Eating

Encouraging students to try nutritious foods worked, study found

Health Tip: Cooking With Beans

Soak them to reduce preparation time

New Guidelines May Widen Use of Statins

Recommendations focus on patient risk factors rather than cholesterol numbers, experts say

Meat Products Could Raise Diabetes Risk: Study

But more research is needed to confirm the findings

No Good Data For or Against Taking Vitamins, Experts Say

But half of U.S. adults take at least one supplement, government task force notes

Sugary Soda Habit May Harm Kidneys, Study Suggests

People who drank 2 or more a day were more likely to have protein in their urine, a sign of trouble

Steaming Broccoli Preserves Potential Power to Fight Cancer: Study

Researchers found that boiling, microwaving destroyed enzyme needed to release key compound

What Happens When a Child With Autism Refuses Most Foods?

Case report suggests vitamin deficiencies, serious health problems can follow

Poor Diet May Spur Inflammation-Related Health Problems

Eating too much sugar and unhealthy fats linked to cancer and early death in study

Nutritionists: FDA Trans Fat Ban Good for America's Heart Health

They urge greater use of healthier oils, like canola oil or other vegetable oils, in food-making process

Upping Vegetable Protein Intake May Help People With Kidney Disease

More study needed, but initial findings suggest a benefit, experts say

FDA to Ban Trans Fats in Foods

The artificial additives are linked to heart trouble, doctors say

Health Tip: Enjoy a Healthy Pumpkin Treat

Add it to your favorite foods

Family Meals May Keep Kids, Parents at Healthy Weight

Study found it's best to eat dinner in kitchen or dining room