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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

Soft Drinks May Raise Odds for Respiratory Ills: Study

Asthma, COPD more likely for those who regularly consume soda, flavored mineral water, researchers say

Everyday Foods Add Up to Major Salt Problems: CDC

Ten food types, including bread, account for higher risk of heart disease, stroke, report says

Letting Baby Eat Finger Foods May Spur Healthier Weight

Babies who are spoon-fed purees more likely to prefer sweets, become overweight, study says

Pancreas May 'Taste' Fructose, Hinting at Links to Diabetes

High-fructose corn syrup is ubiquitous in Western diet, and study suggests it could play unique role

Many U.S. Kids Still Buy Unhealthy Snacks at School

Regulation needed to reduce students' access to junk food, researchers say

Don't Fumble Your Diet on Super Bowl Sunday

Expert offers game-day defense for food-filled parties

Soy Supplements May Not Shield Against Breast Cancer

Study suggests no reduction in tumor risk, but one expert says more research may be needed

Booze and Family History of Colon Cancer a Bad Mix: Study

Red meat, smoking and skipping veggies also associated with a raised cancer risk, research finds

'People Pleasers' More Prone to Overeating: Study

They often yield to pressure to indulge more in social situations, researchers say

Fatty Diet Before Pregnancy Linked to Gestational Diabetes

This type of diabetes can raise risk of obstetric complications, researchers add

Health Tip: Healthy Fats? They Exist

Here are some common sources

Too Much Fructose Sweetener Tied to Heart Risks in Teens

Study finds high consumption associated with early signs of diabetes, other health issues

Common Gastro Disease Occurs Even With High-Fiber Diet

Eating less fiber was linked to lower diverticulosis risk in study, but no proof of cause and effect

Less Salt, More Veggies in School Lunches: USDA

New rules call for healthier foods but some say changes don't go far enough

Kids' Snacks Can Be Healthy and Inexpensive

New study at YMCAs finds food combinations that satisfy budgets, nutrition guidelines

Frying With Olive, Sunflower Oil OK for Heart, Study Finds

Type of cooking oil determines fried foods' link to heart disease, death risk

Lack of ZZZs May Fuel Appetite

Not getting enough sleep may lead to weight gain over time, researchers say

Enriched Skim Milk Good for Gout, Study Suggests

Pain, uric acid levels improved in those drinking shakes made of skim milk powders

Health Tip: Food Can Affect Sleep

What you eat and drink can keep you up or make you drowsy

Hungry Families Admit to 'Formula Stretching '

Better methods needed to identify those without enough to eat, researchers say

Health Tip: Get More Veggies Into Your Diet

Here are some ways to add them to snacks and meals

Overweight Teen Girls May Have Higher Acne Risk

However, no similar connection found for boys in Norwegian study

Your Taste for Fat May Reside in Your Genes

Individual sensitivity might influence what and how much you eat, small study suggests

Healthy Children, Safe Homes a Winning Combination

From checking for radon to selecting seafood, you can lower chemical exposure

Experts Urge Public Action to Aid Cancer Prevention

Cancer society's new guidelines for diet and exercise stress community support

Bored Workers Often Turn to Chocolate, Booze, Study Finds

These unhealthy treats are common ways of dealing with office ennui, research shows

How to Keep From Overeating When Eating Out

Try ordering a la carte and skipping foods that aren't your favorites, study says

Diet Might Have Some Effect on ADHD

Review found omega-3 fatty acids may help kids with disorder, while Western diet could hurt

Health Tip: Make Eating a Family Affair

Suggestions for healthy group meals

Chronic Heartburn a Growing Problem in U.S.

Excess weight gets biggest share of blame for increase

Celiac Disease in Women Linked to Depression Risk

But sticking to gluten-free diets helped improve their well-being in study

FDA Curbs Use of Certain Antibiotics in Livestock, Poultry

Move stems from fears of drug-resistant bacteria that could pose threat to humans

Are Global Market Forces Linked to Obesity Epidemic?

Countries with less-restrictive trade policies have more fast food, more weight gain, study finds

Health Tip: Eat Right During Pregnancy

Here are some diet essentials

Vitamins, Omega-3s May Keep Brain From Shrinking: Study

Healthy seniors with higher levels of certain nutrients did better on thinking tests, researchers say

Eating Disorders Can Last Well Beyond Teen Years

Experts are finding that adult stresses often trigger lingering problems

Some 'Gluten-Free' Beers Really Aren't: Study

Other 'low-gluten' beers contain high amounts of the celiac disease irritant

Eating Out Doesn't Have to Mean Excess Calories

Choose grilled over fried foods, and hold the cheese, mayo and creamy salad dressings