|Mouse Study Suggests Antibiotics May Aid Salmonella's Spread in Animals
Mouse Study Suggests Antibiotics May Aid Salmonella's Spread in Animals MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Antibiotics might actually help Salmonella -- bacteria that cause food poisoning -- spread among infected animals, according to new research. Although this phenomenon isn't yet known to have occurred among people, the study's authors cautioned their findings should serve as a reminder of the potential dangers of antibiotic use. They also noted that their findings call into question the perva...
For Infertility Treatment, Should He Drink Less Coffee, More Booze?
For Infertility Treatment, Should He Drink Less Coffee, More Booze? MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A man's love of coffee could hamper the success of a couple's infertility treatment, a small new study suggests. But mild alcohol use by would-be fathers might help boost the odds of pregnancy through in vitro fertilization, the findings indicate. The Boston researchers aren't ready to encourage men enrolled in IVF to cut coffee consumption and have an extra beer with dinner. Still, these prelim...
Tall, Heavy 1-Year-Olds May Be at Risk for Obesity Later, Study Finds
Tall, Heavy 1-Year-Olds May Be at Risk for Obesity Later, Study Finds TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Infants who quickly add weight and length may be showing a genetic propensity for obesity as toddlers, a new study suggests. In adults, certain genes have been linked to increased body fat, but the same genes in infants promote proportionate gains in fat and lean muscle, the researchers said. At 1 year, kids with these genes may be heavier and taller. By ages 2 and 3, however, these genes wer...
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...
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.
Health Tip: Watch Your Family's Portion Sizes
Health Tip: Watch Your Family's Portion Sizes (HealthDay News) -- Limiting you and family members to appropriate portion sizes can help maintain healthy weights and avoid overeating. The Letsmove.gov website offers these suggestions: Use smaller bowls and plates at home. Buy snacks in smaller packages. Don't push kids to clean their plates. Instead, encourage them to stop eating when they're full. Cook in larger batches, serving appropriate portions and freezing the rest. Measure appropriate portion siz...
Dieters May Be Thwarted by Absence of Healthy Foods
Dieters May Be Thwarted by Absence of Healthy Foods SATURDAY, Oct. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Even determined dieters can fail if they don't have a good selection of healthy foods nearby, researchers say. Their new study included 240 obese people. All of the participants had metabolic syndrome (a combination of risk factors that increase the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes). And, all were told by their doctors to make lifestyle changes, including improved eating, the study authors said. The...
Health Tip: Enjoy Your Coffee, But ...
Health Tip: Enjoy Your Coffee, But ... (HealthDay News) -- Coffee contains beneficial nutrients, but fattening sweeteners can dampen these benefits. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers this advice when it comes to drinking coffee: Beware of additives or "designer" coffee drinks. Opt for a fat-free milk latte, which will limit added calories and fat. Skip the sugar. Add flavor to your coffee with cinnamon or vanilla powder. Limit yourself to no more than three 8-ounce servings of coffee per day.
Vitamin D Might Help Kids With Eczema
Vitamin D Might Help Kids With Eczema FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Daily vitamin D supplements might help children with eczema that gets worse in the winter, a new study suggests. When eczema, a chronic inflammatory skin disorder, flares up in the winter it's known as winter-related atopic dermatitis. Researchers found vitamin D significantly reduced the uncomfortable symptoms associated with this disorder. "While we don't know the exact proportion of patients with atopic dermatitis whose s...
Frequent Dining Out Might Widen Your Waistline, Study Finds
Frequent Dining Out Might Widen Your Waistline, Study Finds FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Love to dine out? You could be at higher risk for becoming overweight and having poorer cholesterol levels than people who prefer to eat at home, a new study suggests. Researchers led by Ashima Kant of Queens College, City University of New York, analyzed data from more than 8,300 American adults between 2005 and 2010. The researchers found that people who ate six or more meals a week away from home had...
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