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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 05:06:00 -0400Prior research points to an association between breast-feeding and higher intelligence, but a new study finds no causal link. The study does find that breast-fed kids are less hyperactive at age 3.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:11:00 -0400All the Nordic countries are in the top tier. Some developing countries are making gains. Meanwhile, what about the U.S.?
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:24:00 -0400Over three years, a campaign urged Howard County, Md., residents to pare back on sugary drinks — through ads, social media, health counseling and changes to what vending machines sold. And it worked.
Sat, 11 Mar 2017 07:00:00 -0500Too much bacon, or too few nuts, can influence the risk of death from heart disease and Type 2 diabetes, a study finds. Nearly half of U.S. deaths from these causes were linked to diet.
Wed, 08 Mar 2017 04:38:00 -0500Some health experts worry about what this trend means for chronic diseases linked to obesity. Others see an upside: Diets often fail, but a healthy body image can lead to healthy outcomes.
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 13:50:00 -0500New research finds eating soy milk, edamame and tofu does not have harmful effects for women with breast cancer, as some have worried. In fact, for some women, soy consumption was tied to longer life.
Mon, 06 Mar 2017 16:32:32 -0500A new study shows many breast cancer survivors benefit from a diet that includes soy, such as soy milk and tofu. The study comes as alternative plant-based proteins boom.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 04:59:00 -0500Naltrexone was approved to treat alcohol disorders more than 20 years ago. But many doctors still don't know that when combined with counseling it can help people resist the urge to drink too much.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 04:31:00 -0500An analysis finds that if you're deficient in vitamin D, taking a supplement might cut your risk of respiratory infections. But there's disagreement on what's considered deficient.
Sat, 11 Feb 2017 06:21:00 -0500Pat Brown was a renowned biomedical researcher. But he left that to tackle what he saw as the biggest problem facing Earth: animal agriculture. His solution: a veggie burger so beef-like it bleeds.
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 16:59:00 -0500From pledges to hire refugees to fundraisers for the ACLU, food businesses large and small are getting vocal about their support for immigrants in the wake of President Trump's new policies.
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 04:58:00 -0500Drugs that have been on the market for decades are being investigated for new uses. One is a medication used around the world to treat pinworm infections.
Sat, 07 Jan 2017 08:08:00 -0500About 90 percent of the fish Americans eat is imported, yet fish caught off our shores is often exported. New efforts are promoting locally caught fish, especially ones we've never appreciated before.
Thu, 05 Jan 2017 16:27:00 -0500New guidelines recommend introducing babies to peanut containing foods in the first year of their lives. The recommendations are based on studies that show early introduction of peanuts to infants reduces their risk of developing a peanut allergy later in life.
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 16:32:00 -0500U.S.News & World Report's annual rankings are out, and while reviewers have a few beefs with the regular Atkins diet, the vegan version scores well. So do other plant-based diets.