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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:00:00 -0400A new study finds that preschool-age children who didn't have a set sleep routine were more likely to be overweight by the time they hit the preteen years.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 08:00:00 -0400The foods we choose to put on our plates — or toss away – could have more of an ecological impact than many of us realize.
Sat, 08 Apr 2017 07:00:00 -0400About 30 percent of Americans are predisposed to celiac disease, but only 1 percent get the disease. A new study finds that a common virus may play a role in determining who gets the disease.
Wed, 05 Apr 2017 06:00:00 -0400An appeals court hears arguments Wednesday on the future of Philly's landmark tax on sweetened drinks. The money is funding preschool for low-income kids, but the soda industry says it's losing jobs.
Tue, 04 Apr 2017 16:47:00 -0400The American Beverage Association and local businesses are suing to to abolish the Philadelphia soda tax. Oral arguments are scheduled for April 5. The case could end up in the state's Supreme Court.
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.