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'Red Tide' Likely in New England This Season, Experts Warn

Severe bloom would close shellfish beds

Here Are Fruits, Veggies That Offer Best Bang for Your Buck

Strawberries, pineapple, spinach, broccoli and mustard greens are in season and good for you, experts say

Health Tip: Consider These Diabetes 'Superfoods'

Offerings that should meld well with a diabetic's meal plan

Health Tip: Keep the Weight Off

Avoid sauces, gravies and fattening dressings

FDA Seeks to Limit Antibiotics in Animal Feed

Practice blamed by some for increase in drug-resistant germs in people

Dieters Share Success Strategies

Eating less fat, exercising more, using prescription meds help most, survey finds

Health Tip: Buy Lean Meat

Here's what to look for on the label

Health Tip: Control Portion Sizes at Home

Here's how to avoid overloading your plate

U.S. Poultry Still Fed Banned Antibiotics: Report

Fluoroquinolones found in 8 of 12 byproduct samples tested, researchers say

Berries, Tea May Cut Men's Odds for Parkinson's: Study

These and other foods contain 'neuroprotective' agents called flavonoids, researchers say

Veggies Like Broccoli, Cabbage May Help Fight Breast Cancer: Study

High intake of cruciferous vegetables associated with lower death rate, researchers say

Health Tip: Healthy Eating While Vacationing

Cut down on rich, high-calorie dishes, for starters

Most People Can't Tell a Tree Nut From a Peanut

Knowing which nuts to avoid can be a matter of life-or-death for those with nut allergies, study says

Study Weighs In on Diets for Kids

Meal plan with very low carbs was tough for children to follow, researchers say

Chocolate a Sweet Remedy for Many Ills?

Preliminary research suggests cocoa might fight heart disease, cancer and even obesity

Obesity Rates Rise Among Mexican-Americans: Report

25-year survey results shed light on nutrition and health changes

Does Chocolate Help You Stay Slim?

Study links regular consumption with slightly leaner size, but more research needed

Health Tip: Watch for Choking Hazards

Don't offer these foods to your baby or toddler

Don't Forget to Eat Your Fruits, Veggies ... and Popcorn?

The whole-grain treat a good choice for guilt-free snacking, researchers say

Could Soy Help Lower Your Blood Pressure?

Antioxidants in tofu, other foods might have beneficial effect, study suggests

Could Two Words Help You Resist Temptation?

Refusing food by saying 'I don't' can increase feelings of control, study suggests

Foods' Aromas Might Help You Lose Weight

Stronger smells led to smaller bites, research found

Corner Stores Stock Healthier Foods After Aid Program Changes

Government food-aid program now offers vouchers for fruits and vegetables

Following Heart-Healthy Behaviors May Lengthen Your Life

Study found those who stuck by all seven guidelines lived longer than those who didn't

Genes May Hold the Key to Aging Skin

DNA-based insights might lead to better skin care products, experts say

As White Rice Intake Rises, So May Your Risk for Diabetes

Study suggests a link, and healthier whole grain alternatives are out there, experts say

Cadmium in Diet May Increase Breast Cancer Risk

Study found women who consumed the most were 21% more likely to develop disease

Could Trans Fats Make You Cranky?

The more of the unhealthy dietary fat people ate, the greater their irritability, aggression, study shows

Doctors Likely to Preach What They Practice

Those with healthy behaviors more inclined to recommend patients make lifestyle changes: study

Lack of Sleep May Give You the Munchies

Sleep-deprived people eat more than 500 extra calories daily, study finds

Recent Rise Seen in Foodborne Diseases From Imports: CDC

Fish, peppers caused 22 of 39 imported food-linked outbreaks between 2005-2010, review shows

Your Neighborhood Can Affect Your Heart Health

People living near parks and trails, with access to fresh food, had healthier hearts

Fatty Foods Might Harm Men's Sperm, Research Suggests

Small study finds lower sperm counts, concentrations for males on high-fat diets

Low-Carb, Low-Fat Diets May Each Help the Heart

Loss of belly fat through either method benefits arteries, study says

Health Tip: Pack a Healthy, Easy Lunch

Here are some suggestions

Race, Location Big Factors in American Diets

Study finds 5 major patterns of food consumption based on environment, background

Sugary Drinks Can Be Hard on Heart: Study

Men who drank one sweet beverage daily had higher risk of heart disease

Red Meat Can Be Unhealthy, Study Suggests

Researchers contend diets laden with steaks, burgers boost death rates; beef industry disputes claim

Survey Shows People Have Little Time for Healthy Habits

Heart association finds Americans struggle to eat right, exercise and brush their teeth regularly

Cured Meat Products Linked to Lung Disease Flare-Ups

Nitrates in bacon, sausage, lunch meats might worsen airway disease symptoms, researchers say

Fruits, Veggies Can Be Beauty Tools, Study Says

Skin color improves as consumption increases, researchers say

Lack of Vitamin D May Harm Older Women's Health

Better prevention, treatment of deficiency needed for nursing home patients, researchers say

Vitamin D May Cut Stress Fracture Risk in Girls

Yet consuming lots of dairy or calcium wasn't associated with risk reduction, study says

Wanted: Female Nurses for Large, Ongoing Study

Nurses' Health Study has provided decades of data on women's health

Toxins Afloat in Shark Fin Soup?

Neurotoxins linked to brain diseases identified in fin samples, study says

Trans Fats May Raise Stroke Risk in Older Women

Study found those who ate the most had 39% greater chance of trouble, though aspirin use helped

U.S. Kids Still Eat Too Much Added Sugar: CDC

Though consumption has fallen, it's far above recommended levels

Selenium Supplements May Help -- or Harm

Too much or too little of the mineral can hurt your health, evidence review finds

Many Gaps in Fast-Food Nutrition Information

Calories can be hard to figure when menu items are meant to serve more than one, researchers say