FRIDAY, Feb. 24, 2023 (HealthDay News) — It may seem counterintuitive, but a new study review suggests that consuming too little salt could be harmful to heart failure patients. Doctors currently recommend a low-sodium diet to lower blood pressure and avoid fluid buildup and swelling, which can be common symptomsContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Feb. 21, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Parents are role models who can teach their kids about healthy food and exercise habits in childhood to help avoid future health problems. “Children who are overweight are more likely to develop diabetes, experience feelings of isolation and struggle with self-esteem,” said Dr.Continue Reading

SATURDAY, Feb. 18, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Having the information to make good food choices and being physically active can help prevent disease, including cancer. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers some tips for Americans who want to improve their nutrition. “Fruits, vegetables and whole grains provide you withContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Feb 14, 2023 (HealthDay News) — More than a decade ago, the Obama administration passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 as a way to counter the toll the obesity epidemic was taking on children’s health. The goal was to markedly improve the nutritional value of federal foodContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 8, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Parents in the United States may assume baby food is free of impurities, but a recent research review highlights the much different reality: Most foods made for babies and toddlers have some amount of toxic heavy metals. The contaminants include metals, such asContinue Reading

MONDAY, Feb. 6, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Genes may have a strong influence over whether kids develop an eating disorder marked by extremely limited food choices, a new study finds. The study focused on a condition called avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID). It’s a relatively new diagnosis that describesContinue Reading