|Gestational Diabetes May Influence Daughter's Weight Later
Gestational Diabetes May Influence Daughter's Weight Later THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Daughters of women who developed gestational diabetes while pregnant may be at increased risk for being obese later in childhood, a new study suggests. The research included more than 400 girls in California who were followed from 2005 to 2011, with annual visits to check their height, weight, body fat and abdominal obesity. The girls were between 6 and 8 years old at the start of the study. The resear...
Researchers Say Antibiotics in Fish a Health Concern
Researchers Say Antibiotics in Fish a Health Concern FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who discovered antibiotics in farmed and wild fish say their findings are cause for concern. The use of antibiotics in animals, including fish, that are raised for human consumption contribute to the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that threaten people's health, according to background information from the study. Each year in the United States, antibiotic-resistant germs sicken about 2...
Childhood Peanut Allergy May Be Linked to Skin Gene Mutation
Childhood Peanut Allergy May Be Linked to Skin Gene Mutation FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Infants with a specific skin gene mutation who are exposed to peanut protein in household dust may be more likely to develop a peanut allergy, according to a new study. Peanut allergy and other food allergies have been linked to severe eczema, a skin disorder, in early infancy, the U.K. researchers said. In conducting the study, researchers at King's College London and colleagues examined the amount of...
Teens Who Dine With Their Families May Be Slimmer Adults
Teens Who Dine With Their Families May Be Slimmer Adults FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For those teens who try to avoid spending time with their parents and siblings, new research suggests that sitting down for family meals might help them stay slim as adults. Despite everyone's busy schedules, researchers found that just one or two gatherings around the kitchen table each week were well worth the effort. "There are numerous distractions that could keep families from having family meals. How...
Health Tip: When Your Child Needs to Lose Weight
Health Tip: When Your Child Needs to Lose Weight (HealthDay News) -- If your child is overweight, be sure to teach him or her about the importance of a nutritious diet and regular exercise. You also should offer plenty of support and avoid pressuring your youngster. The Weight-loss Information Network offers these additional suggestions: Put your child on a weight-loss plan only after getting your doctor's approval. Don't severely restrict what your growing child eats. Give your child's self-esteem a li...
Tips for Safe Trick-or-Treating
Tips for Safe Trick-or-Treating SATURDAY, Oct. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Arriving home safe and sound is one of the best Halloween treats of all. To that end, be sure that costumes and goody bags have reflective strips that improve visibility to drivers, said Dr. Sampson Davis, an emergency medicine doctor at Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center in Secaucus, N.J. Trick-or-treaters should also carry a flashlight, and costumes should be flame-resistant, Davis said. He offers these others tips: If you pl...
Recalled Supplements Linger on U.S. Store Shelves, Study Finds
Recalled Supplements Linger on U.S. Store Shelves, Study Finds WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two-thirds of dietary supplements recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) because they contained banned ingredients remained on store shelves at least six months after they were recalled, a new study finds. For example, in July 2013, researchers were able to purchase EverSlim -- a weight-loss supplement that had been recalled in February 2012 by the FDA. The product was recalled fo...
Health Tip: Snacking After School
Health Tip: Snacking After School (HealthDay News) -- Snacking may be the first thing on a child's mind after school. But young ones should also take steps to prevent getting sick. The Foodsafety.gov website offers these tips: Make sure children immediately refrigerate all lunch bags and leftovers. Teach children to wash hands before preparing or eating a snack. Make sure they use clean utensils. Have children wash all vegetables and fruit, even if these foods will be peeled.
Study Finds U.S. Diets Still Contain Too Many Bad Fats
Study Finds U.S. Diets Still Contain Too Many Bad Fats WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Over the last three decades, Americans have cut their intake of artery-clogging saturated and trans fats -- but not enough, new research shows. Meanwhile, consumption of healthy omega-3 fatty acids known as DHA and EPA -- plentiful in fatty fish like salmon -- has remained steady, though very low, the experts found. "These trends are encouraging, but we still have room for improvement in our diet," said M...
Health Tip: Dish Up Healthier Halloween Goodies
Health Tip: Dish Up Healthier Halloween Goodies (HealthDay News) -- Young trick-or-treaters typically are overloaded with candy, but you don't have to jump on the candy bandwagon. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests these healthier Halloween options: Vitamin C-packed, 100 percent-fruit fruit chews. Trans fat-free animal crackers or some sugar-free gum. Small juice boxes with 100 percent fruit juice. Small cups of low-fat pudding. Halloween stickers, temporary tattoos, pencils or other non-fo...
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