Posted 7:00 AM 12/25/2012 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, Dec. 25 (HealthDay News) -- It's all too easy to overindulge in food and drink at holiday parties, but there are things you can do to make sure you don't stray too far off the path of good health, an expert says.
"In a party atmosphere, we often throw the rule book out the window (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 12/24/2012 by By Amy Norton
MONDAY, Dec. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Many children with food allergies may be bullied at school -- sometimes with potentially dangerous threats to their physical health, a new study suggests.
The study, of 251 families at a New York City allergy clinic, found that (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 12/21/2012 by By Lisa Esposito
FRIDAY, Dec. 21 (HealthDay News) -- A new review of studies finds that supplementing infant formula with omega-3 fatty acids in an effort to strengthen babies' eyesight does appear to benefit early vision development.
However, experts note that breast-fed babies (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 12/20/2012 by By Carina Storrs
THURSDAY, Dec. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Women who are overweight or obese should gain less weight during pregnancy than moms-to-be of normal weight, according to new recommendations by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
The guidelines, which are based on a woman's (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 12/19/2012 by By Randy Dotinga
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Residents of several Southern states are among the most likely to have poor heart health in the United States, a new study finds.
But the country as a whole is having trouble. Only about 3 percent of U.S. adults surveyed who don't have heart problems (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 12/18/2012 by By Serena Gordon
TUESDAY, Dec. 18 (HealthDay News) -- An intensive lifestyle intervention program that includes weight loss and increased exercise can bring about a remission of type 2 diabetes in people who have had the disease for several years. The catch? Less than 2 percent of the people who tried it were (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 12/17/2012 by By Alan Mozes
MONDAY, Dec. 17 (HealthDay News) -- For black women, a desire to protect expensive and often fragile hairstyles can be a barrier to exercise, new research suggests.
The finding is gleaned from responses to a small poll conducted among roughly 100 U.S. black women. The upshot: At one time (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 12/15/2012 by By Kathleen Doheny
SATURDAY, Dec. 15 (HealthDay News) -- If you want to burn fat and lose weight, aerobic exercise beats resistance training, a new study says.
"We not trying to discourage people from resistance training," said study author Leslie Willis, clinical research coordinator at Duke University (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 12/14/2012 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, Dec. 14 (HealthDay News) -- A strong but complicated association exists between vitamin D levels and daytime sleepiness, and race is a major factor, according to a small new study.
The study included 81 sleep clinic patients who were eventually diagnosed with a sleep disorder. Most (More)