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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

Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Protect the Aging Brain

Those who consumed the most did better on tests of mental functioning, study says

Health Tip: Fruit Juices and Kids

Some consumption guidelines to help parents

Dieting Can Prove Dangerous for Kidney Disease Patients

Certain weight-loss methods can lead to organ damage, study says

Kids From Poorer Families Drink Too Much Juice: Poll

Sugary beverages can cause obesity, tooth decay, experts say

Citrus Fruits May Lower Women's Stroke Risk

Compound found in oranges, grapefruits seems to have protective benefits, study finds

Raw Milk Causes Most Illness From Dairy Products: CDC

Twice as many outbreaks occur in states where unpasteurized milk is legal

Pig-to-Human 'Superbug' May Be Due to Animal Antibiotics

Livestock-associated staph infection underscores potential health problem, researchers say

Is Avoiding Gluten in Foods Always Necessary?

Many who shun the component of wheat, barley and rye may not need to do so, experts say

Fructose No Worse Than Other Sugars for Weight Gain: Study

Research suggests it's total daily caloric intake that matters, not the source

Mexican-Americans' Diets Suffer as They Abandon Traditional Foods: Study

Second- and third-generation immigrant teens eat fewer grains, beans, fruits and vegetables than teens born in Mexico

Gene Might Boost Risk for Obesity

Studies in mice and humans suggest mutation may make it easier to gain pounds on high-fat diets

Eating Fish May Help Ward Off Colon Polyps in Women

At least three servings a week seems to make a difference, study suggests

Specific Dietary Goals May Help Diabetics Eat Better

Given target of eating 8 servings of fruits, nuts and other low glycemic index foods daily, most achieved it

Arsenic Might Be Found in Some Organic Foods: Study

Problem may stem from rice-based sweetener in many of these products, researchers suggest

Dietary Help Can Boost Cancer Patients' Nutrition, But Not Survival

Study found that while some aspects of quality of life improved, death rates didn't budge

E. Coli in Chicken Linked to Urinary Tract Infections

Study found genetic fingerprints of poultry bacteria matched those found in patients

Health Tip: Add Some Panache to Packed Lunches

And encourage kids to eat healthy food

Switching to Water, Diet Drinks Linked to Modest Weight Loss

People who substituted for high-calorie beverages lost about 5 pounds in study

Mediterranean Diet Might Be Healthier for Brain

Study found less damage to small blood vessels in people who ate certain foods

Health Tip: Healthier Ways to Prepare Potatoes

Enjoy the nutrients without adding too many calories

When Prodded, Restaurant Diners Often Opt for Smaller Portions

Study found power of suggestion worked, even when smaller meal was not discounted

Fasting Plus Chemo May Help in Cancer Fight: Study

This study was in mice, but researchers are starting to test the strategy in human cancer patients

Female Soccer Players May Face Health Problems: Study

Intense training, poor nutrition might lead to menstrual abnormalities, stress fractures in young players

Big Drop in Americans' Blood Levels of Trans Fats, CDC Says

New findings focus on whites but studies on other groups underway