Health News

Let Your Baby Lead the Way
Parents who opt to let their babies feed themselves with finger foods during baby-led weaning - rather than spoon-feeding them pureed food - may end up with healthier kids.
Positive Parenting Improves Child Health
One method for reducing childhood obesity among the highest risk kids may be as simple as teaching parents positive parenting techniques, such as using praise and healthy discipline.
Would You Like String Beans With That?
Whether ketchup counts as a vegetable or not, kids should be seeing healthier options in school cafeterias soon, following the first overhaul of school lunch standards in over 15 years.
Surgery Brings Blood Pressure Benefits For Obese Teens
Weight loss surgery is a last resort for morbidly obese teenagers. For those that do receive the operation, researchers are finding it is offering them benefits in addition to shedding extra pounds.
Your "Muffin Top" Produces a Bigger Baby
Are you convinced that your muffin top isn't hurting anyone, so there's no need to lose it? Think again. A new study shows that packing on extra pounds is bad for your baby - even if you're not pregnant yet.
Overweight Kids More Likely to be Hypertensive
When children are overweight their risk of high blood pressure increases to nearly three times higher than that of children of a normal weight.
Family Fitness Leads to Health
Want to learn how to bring your family closer together all while improving health? Family exercise can do just that and be fun for the entire family. 
Pregnancy Nutrition Report
Sometimes pregnant women go overboard with weight gain because they believe they're eating for two. A new study shows that the extra weight gain may have a direct impact on the baby's future health.
Mommy, Let's have Lunch!
The healthy development of your baby starts in the womb, a fact that has been reinforced by a new study, which found a new factor that contributes to a person's risk of becoming obese.
More Magic from Mother's Milk
Babies whose mothers had diabetes during pregnancy face an increased risk of childhood obesity. However, a new study shows that breastfeeding may reduce that risk of obesity.