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Few Americans engage in health behaviors that prevent chronic disease
New research from the CDC reveals that only 6 in 100 Americans adhere to five health behaviors known to lower the risk of chronic disease. (Medical News Today)

Why malnutrition is an immune disorder
Malnourished children are most likely to die from common infections, not starvation alone, and immune disorder may be part of the cause, according to a review led by Queen Mary University of London. (Medical News Today)

Prenatal fruit consumption boosts babies' cognitive development
Study discovers previously unknown benefits of fruit consumption in expectant mothers.Most people have heard the old adage "an apple a day keeps the doctor away. (Medical News Today)

Following tricky triclosan
Antibacterial product flows through streams, crops.Most U.S. homes are full of familiar household products with an ingredient that fights bacteria: triclosan. Triclosan seems to be everywhere. (Medical News Today)

Urine tests not reliable for dehydration in older adults
Urine tests should not be used to measure dehydration among the elderly - according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA). (Medical News Today)

Babies fed directly from breast may be at less risk for ear infections
Breast milk may also thwart diarrhea in first 12 months of life.Feeding at the breast may be healthier than feeding pumped milk from a bottle for reducing the risk of ear infection, and feeding... (Medical News Today)

Clinical trial demonstrates success of low FODMAP diet
A change in diet can improve the lives of those diagnosed with a common, but hard-to-treat gut disorder. (Medical News Today)

Sugar substitutes may cut calories, but don't offer health benefits for individuals with obesity: Study
Artificial sweeteners help individuals with obesity to cut calories and lose weight but may have negative health effects, according to researchers at York University's Faculty of Health. (Medical News Today)

Antihypertensive effect of fermented milk products under the microscope
Potential health benefits of functional foods based on new lactic acid bacteria offer opportunities for food developers, report investigators in the Journal of Dairy Science. (Medical News Today)

Higher salt intake may increase risk of CVD among patients with chronic kidney disease
In a study appearing in the May 24/31 issue of JAMA, Jiang He, M.D., Ph.D., of the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, and colleagues evaluated more than... (Medical News Today)

Middle school intervention program leads to long-term BMI reduction for obese students
A five-week obesity prevention program for seventh grade students in Southern California helped obese students lose weight over a long-term period, according to a new study from the RAND... (Medical News Today)

Home Remedies for the Stomach Flu
Learn all about five home remedies for stomach flu that can be used to relieve some of the symptoms of this illness, such as dehydration and diarrhea. (Medical News Today)

FDA modernizes Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods
Refreshed design and relevant information will help consumers make healthy food choices.The U.S. (Medical News Today)

Low salt intake may raise risk of heart attack, stroke, and death
Consuming less than 3,000 milligrams of salt daily - more than the current recommendation - increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, and death. (Medical News Today)

Diet Tips for Osteoarthritis Knee Pain
Find out about a number of diet tips to help reduce pain in people with osteoarthritis of the knee. This article looks at foods to eat and foods to avoid. (Medical News Today)

Adolescent diet may impact later-life breast density, breast cancer risk
Breast density is a known risk factor for breast cancer. New research shows that adolescent diet may influence whether breasts become dense in later life. (Medical News Today)

Intake of dietary fat in adolescence associated with breast density
Consuming high amounts of saturated fat or low amounts of mono- and polyunsaturated fats as an adolescent was associated with higher breast density in young adulthood. (Medical News Today)

New study evaluates nicotine's relationship to body weight and food intake
A study published in Nicotine & Tobacco Research demonstrates in a carefully controlled series of studies that the self-administration of nicotine by rats suppresses body weight gain independent of... (Medical News Today)

Study finds BBP can increase fat stores in body before we're born
Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP), a chemical commonly used in the food manufacturing process, can increase fat stores in the body even before we're born, according to a new study published in the... (Medical News Today)

Can sesame-based ingredients reduce oxidative stress?
The antioxidant boosting properties of sesame, and especially sesame oil, can have a significant effect on oxidative stress, improving human health, according to a systematic review published in... (Medical News Today)

High potato intake linked to high blood pressure
New research links regular potato intake to hypertension. If the results are confirmed, should potatoes remain part of U.S. government healthy meals programs? (Medical News Today)

Holidays in the sun hold key to boosting vitamin D, study finds
Holidays abroad may hold the key to tackling Scotland's vitamin D deficiency, research suggests. (Medical News Today)

Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency: What You Need To Know
Learn about the symptoms and treatment of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, a condition where the pancreas does not make enough enzymes to digest food properly. (Medical News Today)

Nudging health in food pantries
Grocery stores and cafeterias successfully nudge selection of target foods, but can this same strategy be used to encourage food pantry clients to select target healthful foods? (Medical News Today)

Omega-3 lowers childhood aggression in short term, Penn research shows
Incorporating omega-3, vitamins and mineral supplements into the diets of children with extreme aggression can reduce this problem behavior in the short term, especially its more impulsive, emotional... (Medical News Today)

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