SUNDAY, May 28, 2023 (HealthDay News) — The last thing you want to invite to your Memorial Day cookout is foodborne illness. An expert from Virginia Tech offers some suggestions for keeping it at bay, even when cooking something you may have less experience with, such as plant-based or turkeyContinue Reading

TUESDAY, May 23, 2023 (HealthDay News) — You’ve heard of eating your spinach to stay strong, but how about loading up on your flavonols? New research suggests that plant-based foods rich in these important dietary compounds could lower your chances of developing frailty as you age. Apples and blackberries areContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, May 17, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Skip artificial sweeteners if you’re trying to lose weight, warns the World Health Organization (WHO), noting the sugar substitutes aren’t effective for shedding pounds and may also cause harm. Long-term use of sugar substitutes may cause “potential undesirable effects,” according to new WHOContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, May 17, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Vegan moms can breastfeed their children and not worry that their breast milk is missing essential nutrients, a new study finds. Researchers from Amsterdam University Medical Center in the Netherlands tested the milk of vegan mothers, finding it contains sufficient levels of vitaminContinue Reading

TUESDAY, May 9, 2023 (HealthDay News) — What puts kids at risk for pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and what could help prevent it? A review of 36 observational studies that included 6.4 million kids offers some key clues. Taking antibiotics at an early age, eating a Western diet andContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2023 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to get tougher on Salmonella bacteria found in breaded, stuffed raw chicken products, the agency announced Tuesday. About 1.35 million people are infected with Salmonella bacteria each year in the United States, according to the Centers forContinue Reading

TUESDAY, April 25, 2023 (HealthDay News) — When U.S. health officials reported a 500% spike in the number of poison center calls involving kids eating melatonin gummies last year, Harvard researchers decided to take a closer look at the sleep supplements and discovered a disturbing fact: They contained up toContinue Reading

MONDAY, April 24, 2023 (HealthDay News) — People are often reminded that they are their own unique person — and a new study says that’s particularly true of the digestive tract. Dissections of a few dozen deceased individuals revealed striking differences in gastrointestinal anatomy, even among a small group ofContinue Reading