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Pumping Iron and Zinc
Many infants from poor families lack certain nutrients. Giving these infants iron and zinc supplements to prevent nutritional deficiencies does not appear to have long-term benefits for their mental skills.
Proactive Against Ulcers with Probiotics
Spanish researchers have identified a strain of probiotic bacteria that may be helpful in treating ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori).
Oral Food Challenge: It's Not a New Reality Series
Many children are avoiding potentially nutritious food unnecessarily based on incomplete information about possible food allergies, according to a new study from National Jewish Health.
Sugar Mamas
The amount of fructose that a mother ingests during pregnancy affects female and male fetuses in different ways, according to a new study.
Fast-Food Nation
Fast food -- which is tremendously high in fat and salt content -- remains a favorite food for a number of patients who have had a heart attack.
Teen Moms: Start Your Day Off Right
Breakfast is an important and oft neglected meal for everyone. A new study reinforces the importance of this morning meal by showing that teen mothers who eat breakfast have healthier weights and snacking habits.
Don't Count Out Carbs Entirely
Carbohydrates may get a bad rap, especially in relation to weight gain, but truth is they offer some vital health benefits.
Different Poor-Health Choices, Similar Outcomes
While low socioeconomic status is often linked to unhealthy behaviors, these unhealthy behaviors range from country to country, according to a new study.
This Bread Rises to the Occasion
Most Americans do not get sufficient amounts of vitamin D, putting them at risk for a number of conditions. New research shows bread made with high vitamin-D yeast could help solve this problem.
Sick and Abused
According to a study by Swedish researchers, children who are chronically ill are much more likely than healthy children to be victims of physical abuse.