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Preventing Type 2 Diabetes Saves Money: Study

Preventive drug therapy saved money too, but wasn't as effective as lifestyle changes

Low-Income Families Often Miss Out on Proper Nutrition

Regular mealtimes, particularly breakfast, help promote healthier diets, researchers say

Vitamin D, Calcium Combo May Halve Melanoma Risk in Some Women

Supplements only benefited those who had had another form of skin cancer, study found

Doctors Urge Ban on Junk Food Ads During Kids' Shows

American Academy of Pediatrics statement aims to slow childhood obesity rates

Health Tip: Avoid Unnecessary Eating

Don't use food as a 'pick-me-up'

Calories, Not Protein or Carbs, Are Key to Weight Loss: Study

Diabetics gained similar benefits from low-fat diet emphasizing either proteins or carbohydrates

Lifestyle Changes Might Alter Breast Cancer Rates

Study authors recommend drinking less, exercising more and losing weight

Snacking Totals a Quarter of Daily Calories for Many

Study found beverages account for half of those calories

Poor 'Fat-Tasters' May Tend to Be Heavier

They seem to be more likely to eat more rich foods, researchers report

Ways to Curb Childhood Obesity Outlined in U.S. Report

Identify overweight kids, encourage more activity, promote good sleep habits, experts say

Chips, Fries, Soda Most to Blame for Long-Term Weight Gain

Study finds more exercise, less fast food could help curb obesity epidemic

FDA to Step Up Inspections of Imported Products

Agency cites big increase in drugs, foods produced abroad

One in 12 U.S. Children May Have Food Allergies: Report

Peanuts, milk and shellfish most common allergens, study found

Dads Can Light Their Grills Without Fear

Experts say small changes in barbecue habits can counter cancer risk

Truth About Ice Cream, Snow Cones May Be Hard to Swallow

Nutritionally, these summer staples come up empty, expert says

High School Kids Get Too Many Sugary Drinks, Too Little Exercise: CDC

Only one in 10 kids meets federal goals for fitness, study reveals

Fast-Food Outlets Near Schools May Not Be Making Teens Fat

The real issue, experts say, is making kids more knowledgeable about healthy choices

More Olive Oil in Diet Could Cut Stroke Risk: Study

Seniors who preferred the oil had 41% drop in the attacks vs. those who rarely ate it

Sleep-Deprived Teens May Crave Carbohydrates

Depressed kids also have a yen for carbs, study finds

Health Tip: What to Eat When Going Gluten-Free?

Suggestions for avoiding the protein

Could a Diet Help Prevent Alzheimer's?

Low-fat, low-glycemic eating plan improved 'biomarkers' of the disease, researchers say

Sleep-Deprived People May Crave High-Calorie Foods

Findings add to evidence linking fatigue, weight gain, researchers say

Health Tip: Prevent Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Start now to protect baby's teeth

Study May Dispel Worries About High Levels of Folic Acid

Even if vitamin B12 levels are low, expert says, folate won't exacerbate problems

Health Tip: Buy Healthy Foods on a Budget

Try these practical shopping tips

Apples Help Keep Muscles Strong, Mouse Study Finds

Discovery may lead to new treatments to prevent wasting due to aging, illness, researchers say

Health Tip: Teach Your Child Healthy Eating Habits

And avoid issues with their weight

Dieters More Likely to Trust Food Packaging

Study found they believed labels suggesting product was 'healthy,' even if it was not

Arsenic-Containing Poultry Drug Suspended From Market

3-Nitro fed to chickens contains arsenic that can be transformed into a carcinogen: FDA

New Guidelines Put Focus on Vitamin D Deficiency

Endocrine Society recommends routine screening for people considered at high risk

Heart-Healthy DASH Diet May Help Teen Girls Stay Slim

Study found those who most closely followed eating plan showed least gains in body mass index

Officials: U.S. Not Affected by European E. Coli Outbreak

All tomatoes, cucumbers and lettuce imported from Germany and Spain being tested

U.S. Serves Up New Nutrition Guidelines on 'MyPlate'

The logo, which replaces the Food Pyramid, is designed to encourage healthful eating

Male Heart Disease May Be Linked to Mom's Lifetime Nutrition

Risk associated, in part, with mother's body size, placenta size and shape at birth, researchers say

Help Your Children Eat Well During Summer Vacation

Involve your kids in the shopping and cooking for family meals, experts suggest

Pediatricians Group Raps Energy and Sports Drinks for Kids

American Academy of Pediatrics says sports drinks mostly unnecessary; energy drinks dangerous for minors

Don't Let Food Poisoning Spoil Your Picnic

Experts share simple tips on grilling safety

Have a Safe Barbeque This Memorial Day

Expert tips for safe picnics

More Sleep May Cut Kids' Risk of Obesity

Lack of adequate slumber negatively affects young children's weight, body fat, study finds

Caffeine May Interfere With Fertility in Women

Coffee, colas may prevent eggs from reaching the womb, study finds

Cooked Right, Fish Can Help a Woman's Heart

Study found eating it broiled or baked reduced risk of heart failure by 30%

Simply Eating Less Fat May Cut Diabetes Risk

Study identifies dietary change, not weight loss, as the key factor

CDC Warns Against Exposure to 'Mad Cow'-Like Brain Diseases

Travel to certain countries, hunting, eating wild deer meat raises risks, experts say

Could Coffee Lower Men's Risk for Prostate Cancer?

In study, drinking 6 or more cups per day was linked to reduced odds for aggressive disease, but more research needed

Selenium Supplements Might Give Modest Benefit Against Cholesterol

But researchers still don't recommend taking the mineral

Eat Less, Live Longer?

People who significantly reduce their caloric intake may prolong their lives, study finds

Teaching Kids to Make Healthier Choices May Pay Off

After 4-year program in Michigan middle school, health measures improved, study reports

U.S. Pushes School Cafeterias Toward Healthier Offerings

New federal rules call for less starch and fat, more grains and fresh fruit

School Systems Struggle With Lunchroom Costs

Providing healthier foods, and teaching kids about them, may pose funding challenge