Health News

Candy and Cookies and Chips, So What?
Parents and policymakers worried about the junk food offerings at schools may be focusing their anger in the wrong direction, according to a new study.
Praise Away Child Obesity
Baffled by how to best help your obese child? The key may be a positive treatment program filled with plenty of praise and parental involvement.
Sleep Well, Hunger Less
If you're feeling hungrier than usual, take a look at your sleeping habits - are you getting enough sleep? If not, that may be the reason for the extra appetite.
Eat Mindfully at Your Favorite Haunts
Avoiding restaurants because of your diet? A new study says you may not have to if you make smart, "mindful" choices.
Calories For Fat, Protein For Lean Mass
Eating too much - but not enough protein - might mean you'll weigh less than heavy protein eaters, but you'll likely be carrying around a higher percentage of fat.
Hold Off On That Sugar Rush
You know the feeling: it's the afternoon slump, and that soda or candy bar is just the ticket to give you that sugar rush for an extra burst of energy and alertness.
Low BMI May Contribute to Alzheimer's
Maintaining a weight that is overly thin can contribute to health problems in much the same way that being obese can. More recently a low body mass index has also been linked to early stages of Alzheimer's disease.
Sleep + Play = Healthy Kids
It's the complaint of many parents today - their kids spend far too much time in front of computer or TV screens, often far into the night which also cuts into important sleep time.
Counting Sheep at Night? Try a Mediterranean Diet
Dietitians have long promoted the health benefits of a diet rich in fish, vegetables, non-refined cereals, olive oil and even some red wine. A Mediterranean-based diet, while nutritionally healthy, may also ease problems of sleep apnea.
Better Life Style Produces Healthier Women
Moving on up in life has its benefits, including better health. Where you live can reduce the odds of a mother developing diabetes or becoming obese - both conditions that can shorten a woman’s life.