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Could Omega-3 Fatty Acids Fight Acne?

As many as 50 million Americans deal with acne. The blemishes can be painful and, for some, embarrassing.

Now, researchers may have found a new weapon to fight acne — one without harsh side effects.

A study in Germany has pinpointed omega-3 fatty acids — found in fish oil, wild salmon, nuts and seeds — as a nutrient helpful for reducing acne.

Among 100 participants with...

ER Docs to Parents: Please Don't Dilute Infant Formula

As the United States faces critical shortages of baby formula, parents are being cautioned against watering down formula in an effort to stretch out what they have.

"Adding extra water to baby formula to try and make it last longer can put a child at risk of a seizure or another medical emergency," said Dr. Gillian Schmitz, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)....

Folks Choose Healthier Foods When Around 'Outsiders'

Will it be a cheeseburger or a salad? What will they think of me?

A new study finds you're more likely to choose to eat healthy if you're with an "outsider" because you don't want them to have a poor opinion of you.

The study consisted of a series of experiments with several hundred adults in a large...

FDA Expands Baby Formula Market to Foreign Suppliers, Moves to Reopen Abbot Plant

Dealing with a crippling shortage of infant formula that has many U.S. parents desperate, the Food and Drug Administration on Monday announced "increased flexibilities" in allowing foreign manufacturers to help boost American supply of the vital product.

Also on Monday, the FDA announced that an Abbott Nutrition baby formula manufacturing facility in Michigan that has been closed since F...

As Baby Formula Shortage Continues, Experts Offer Guidance to Frantic Parents

A nationwide baby formula shortage continues across the United States, with desperate parents scouring shelves to find nutrition for their infants.

Millions of babies rely on formula -- the only source of nutrition recommended for infants who aren’t exclusively breastfed.

Two prominent pediatricians have advice for parents who are scrambling to find formula, offering a list of do...

Are 'Climate-Friendly' Options on Restaurant Menus Coming Soon?

Is there a way to make eating out more environmentally friendly? A team of German researchers thinks the answer is a bright green yes.

They'd like restaurants to offer menus that clearly label the environmental impact -- or "

How Empty Cupboards Can Raise Diabetes Risk

Young adults who struggle to afford food face an increased risk of diabetes later in life, possibly due to the long-term effects of eating cheaper, less nutritious food.

That's the conclusion of researchers who analyz...

FDA Moves to Ease Nationwide Shortage of Baby Formula

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it is continuing its efforts to boost the country's supply of infant formula.

Amid shortages due to high demand amid recall and supply issues, stores have limited the number of products consumers can purchase. Mothers across the United States...

Texting Your Way to Better Health After Heart Attack

"Fill your plate up with colorful fruits and veggies for heart health."

Such customized reminder texts may help folks who have had one heart attack avoid a second one, according to a new study out of Australia.

"Texts provi...

Misinformation on Cancer Nutrition Abounds on Pinterest: Study

About one-third of cancer nutrition information on the social media site Pinterest is misleading and posted by businesses trying to sell products, according to a new study.

"Our results revealed a significant amount of misinformation about cancer and nutrition," said study co-author Tracy Crane, an assoc...

Better School Lunches Blunt U.S. Kids' Weight Gain

America's kids have a weight problem, but regulations that boosted the nutritional standards for school meals may have helped slowed down weight gain among low-income students, a new study finds.

For decades, the National School Lunch Program has provided free or low-cost meals to U.S. schoolchildren. As of 2016, more than 30 mil...

There's a Secret to Getting Kids to Eat Vegetables

Do you have a child who refuses to eat anything green? Rewarding them for trying new vegetables may make them more willing to eat them, a new study claims.

"It's important to start eating vegetables from a young age," said lead rese...

U.S. Baby Formula Shortage Worsens

Supply chain issues around the world are fueling a shortage of baby formula -- and the problem is only getting worse.

About 40% of the top-selling baby formula products were out of stock during the week ending April 24 in the United States, CBS News reported. That’s an increase from just 11% in November and still a large bump from

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  • Adding These Foods to Your Diet Could Keep Dementia Away

    A diet rich in the antioxidants that leafy, green vegetables and colorful fruit deliver is good for your body, and now new research shows it also protects your brain.

    In the study, people whose blood contained the highest amounts of three key antioxidants were less likely to develop all-cause dementia than those whose...

    Are Vegetarian Diets Healthy for Growing Kids?

    Vegetarian diets are a healthy choice for growing kids -- though they may slightly raise the odds of youngsters being underweight, a new study suggests.

    The study, of nearly 9,000 young children, found that those on vegetarian diets were, on average, of similar weight and height as their peers who ate meat. They were also on par when it came to blood levels of iron and vitamin D -- which ...

    Emotional Eating in Kids: How Much of It Is Mom's Fault?

    If a mother reaches for cakes, chocolates or other snacks when she's feeling down, her children could become emotional eaters as well.

    Kids' chances of becoming emotional eaters are shaped by both their natural eating tendencies and their parent's influence, according to a new British study.

    Emot...

    Do Dentures Take a Toll on Good Nutrition?

    Dentures may take a bite out of your nutrition, a new study warns.

    "They do not provide the same chewing efficiency, which may alter eating habits," said senior author Dr. Thankam Thyvalikakath, director of the Regenstrief Institute and the School of Dentistry Dental Informatics program at Indiana University in Indianapolis. "Dentists need to be aware of this and provide advice or a refer...

    Over Half of American Parents Give Their Picky Eaters Supplements

    If your child is a picky eater and you feel you need to give them dietary supplements, you're not alone.

    In a new poll of more than 1,200 U.S. parents with at least one child aged 1 to 10, more than half said they struggle to get their child to eat a well-balanced diet and half said they regularly give their child dietary supplements.

    About one-third of parents said their child is a...

    Avoiding Diabetes May Include Avoiding Meat

    Eating a healthy plant-based diet may help you head off type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.

    Healthy plant-based foods include fruits, vegetables, nuts, coffee/tea, vegetable oils and legumes. Unhealthy plant-based foods include refined grains, fruit juice...

    'Good' Cholesterol in Brain May Help Keep Alzheimer's at Bay

    Higher levels of "good" cholesterol in the fluid surrounding your brain and spinal cord may help protect you from Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.

    "This study represents the first time that small HDL particles in the brain have been counted," said study co-author Dr. Hussein Yassine. He is an associate professor of medicine and neurology at the University of Southern California'...

    Live Healthy, Live Longer Without Dementia

    Staving off Alzheimer's disease might just take a healthy diet, exercise and an active mind, a new study suggests.

    Women and men who follow a healthy lifestyle live longer — and longer without Alzheimer's or other dementias, researchers say.

    "Eating a

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  • April 14, 2022
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  • Significant Shortages of Baby Formula Seen in U.S.

    Supply chain problems are causing significant shortages of baby formula in the United States, and some retailers are now limiting how much people can buy at one time.

    About three-quarters of U.S. babies receive formula within their first six month...

    Avocados Do a Heart Good, Study Finds

    Avocado toast has become the favored breakfast of the healthy and fit, and now new research suggests their choice may protect their hearts.

    People who ate half an avocado twice a week had a 16% lower risk of cardiovascular disease and a 21% lower risk of heart disease, compared with people w...

    Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Higher Cancer Risk

    "Sugar-free" might sound healthy, but a new study hints that people who consume a lot of artificial sweeteners may face a slightly higher cancer risk.

    Experts stressed that the findings do not prove sugar substitutes are th...

    Study Finds No Heart Benefit From Veggies. Nutritionists Disagree.

    Eating vegetables may not help protect you against heart disease, according to a new study that's triggered strong reactions from critics.

    The analysis of the diets of nearly 400,000 British adults found that raw vegetables could benefit the heart, but not cooked vegetables. However, the resea...

    Valentine's Chocolates May Do Your Heart Good — Really

    Giving dark chocolate to your sweetheart on Valentine's Day may be a win-win emotionally and physically, an expert suggests.

    But it's important to keep any potential health benefits in perspective, noted Lizzy Davis, an assistant professor of nutrition sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

    "What is healthy for one person may not be healthy for another," she said in a ...

    How Calling a Food 'Light' in Calories Can Backfire

    If the label says your food is "light," will you eat more to fill up?

    Quite possibly, a new study suggests.

    Researchers invited 37 men and women to a simple lunch of penne pasta, snack tomatoes, pesto, oregano and basil.

    One time, the meal was described as "light" and not designed...

    Piling on Excess Weight Might Harm Your Thinking Skills: Study

    Being overweight or obese has long been linked to poor heart health, but could it also impair your thinking?

    New research out of Canada suggests it very well might.

    Working with thousands of young, middle-aged and older adults, the new study highlights what appears to be fat's dir...

    Meat-Heavy Diets Might Have Link to MS

    If you eat a lot of meat, you may be at increased risk for multiple sclerosis (MS), a new study suggests.

    MS is an autoimmune disease in which the body attacks the insulation around nerves. It's not clear what triggers the attack, but mounting evidence suggests bact...

    Could Everyday Plastics Help Make You Fat?

    Is your plastic water bottle widening your waistline?

    Could be.

    In a new study, Norwegian researchers said that chemicals in common plastic products like water bottles or food packaging may put you at risk of piling on the pounds.

    "Our experiments show that ordinary plastic products contain a mix of substances that can be a relevant and underestimated factor behind overweight...

    More Berries, Red Wine in Diet Might Slow Parkinson's

    Red wine may be a guilty pleasure, but new research shows it might also be a powerful weapon against the ravages of Parkinson's disease.

    Why? The antioxidants in red wine, and fruit such as berries for that matter, might slow progression of the movement disorder, a new study suggests.

    According to researchers, people with Parkinson's who eat three or more servings per week of f...

    Ordering Groceries Online? Good Luck Finding Nutrition Info

    Online grocery shopping has skyrocketed during the pandemic, but many websites are making it hard to find nutrition information on products, a new study shows.

    In the United States, packaged foods are required to have a nutrition facts label, ingredients list and w...

    Polluted Air Keeps Butterflies, Bees From Pollinating: Study

    As air pollution worsens, fruits, flowers and the creatures that pollinate them could pay a price.

    That's the takeaway from British researchers who used special equipment to control levels of two common pollutants -- diesel exhaust and ozone -- in a field of black mustard plants, and then monitored pollinating insects over two summers.

    "We knew from our previous lab studies that di...

    Baby's Feeding Troubles Tied to Later Developmental Delays

    Parents struggling with infant feeding issues may have another reason to persevere: New research ties feeding problems with an increased risk of developmental delays.

    For the study, the mothers of nearly 3,600 children were surveyed about feeding problems at 18, 24 and 30 months of age, such as gagging, crying during meals or pushing food away. The children were also screened for developm...

    Celebrities' Social Media Promotes Junk Food, Often for Free

    Images of people eating and drinking are a staple of social media, but new research finds such posts from celebrities often puts the spotlight squarely on junk food.

    Profit isn't always the reason why, investigators found: Celebrities often highlight unhealthy food favorites without getting paid for it.

    "Ninety-five percent of photos that contain foods and beverages on celebrities' ...

    More Olive Oil May Bring Longer Life: Study

    Swapping out the butter or other artery-clogging fats in your diet for heart-healthy olive oil may add years to your life, researchers say.

    Folks who consume more than 1/2 a tablespoon of olive oil a day are less likely to die from heart disease, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's or lung disease when compared to people who consume less of this

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  • January 11, 2022
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  • Want to Avoid Glaucoma? Look at What You Eat

    Eat right to protect your sight.

    That's the advice of the Glaucoma Research Foundation, which offers its recipe for healthier eyes.

    Glaucoma is group of eye diseases that cause progressive vision loss through damage to the optic nerve. It is the second-leading cause o...

    Beyond Chicken? KFC to Serve Up Plant-Based Meals

    First, there was Beyond Meat. Next up? Beyond Fried Chicken.

    KFC announced Wednesday that it will begin offering a plant-based chicken in some of its meals on Jan. 10, from the same company known for its meat-free burgers, Beyond Meat.

    Beyond Fried Chicken was developed by Beyond Meat exclusively for KFC, according to a

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  • January 6, 2022
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  • 'Few-Foods' Diet Could Be Recipe for Easing ADHD Symptoms

    Can eating a highly restrictive “few-foods diet” ease the classic symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in kids?

    New research suggests that short-term nutritional intervention, which tests whether certain foods are a trigger for ADHD symptoms through the process of elimination, might make a ...

    Did Adding Calorie Counts to Restaurant Menus Make Meals Healthier?

    Was your New Year's resolution to eat healthier? Try ordering a recently added menu item at your favorite chain restaurant, instead of a long-time favorite.

    That's because newer dishes served by large restaurant chains tend to contain fewer calories now that menus must list the calorie content of all items.

    New research finds that menu items introduced after calorie labeling went in...

    Packaged Salads Tied to E. Coli Outbreak in 6 States

    Check your packaged salad greens: More than a dozen people have been infected by a strain of E. coli in six U.S. states, health officials report.

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a food safety alert linking the outbreak to Simple Truth Organic Power Greens and Nature's Basket Organic Power Greens. The greens may be contaminated with E. coli and may be making peop...

    Science Reveals How Red Meat Harms the Heart

    Red-meat lovers may raise their risk of heart disease through a chain of events that plays out in the gut, a new study suggests.

    Many studies over the years have tied diets heavy in red and processed meats to a heightened risk of heart disease and stroke. That type of evidence does not, however, prove red meat is the problem -- or, if it is, why.

    The new findings offer more clues ab...

    Most of Restaurant Menu Must Be Vegetarian Before Meat Eaters Make the Switch

    Meat eaters are far more apt to choose plant-based foods at restaurants if menus are at least 75% vegetarian, according to a new study.

    Along with the health benefits, British researchers said getting more people to eat plant-based foods could help fight climate change.

    "Th...

    Fresh Direct Salad Mixes Tied to Multi-State Listeria Outbreak

    Fresh Express packaged salads have been linked to a listeria infection outbreak in eight U.S. states, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

    The outbreak has caused 10 illnesses, one hospitalization and one death. It is under investigation by the FDA, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health agencies.

    The illnesses started on dates ranging from July ...

    Big Review Confirms Power of Fasting Diets for Weight Loss

    Intermittent fasting is all the rage due to its potential health benefits, and now a new review shows this style of eating really does produce weight loss and may even improve certain markers of heart health.

    Intermittent fasting is an umbrella ...

    Americans Turning to Trendy Diets to Shed Pandemic Pounds

    Americans in the prime of their lives are worried about the pounds they packed on during the pandemic and plan to do something about it in the new year, a new Harris Poll/HealthDay survey finds.

    Nearly 2 of every 3 U.S. adults (63%) plan to change up their diet in 2022, either by eating less or cutting back on specific foods, poll results reveal.

    Adults between the ages of ...

    Don't Let Heartburn Ruin Your Holiday Feast

    Like Mr. Grinch, heartburn can crush your holiday, but there are easy ways to prevent it.

    "Heartburn is caused by acidic stomach content moving into the esophagus, or gullet, which is much less resistant to acid," said Dr. James East, a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic Healthcare in London. "This results in irritation and damage to the lining of the esophagus, literally a burn, that caus...

    Junk Food Ads Reaching Kids Through Livestream Gaming Platforms

    Children and teens who use livestreaming gaming platforms may be bombarded with influencer-endorsed ads for energy drinks, junk food and alcohol, new research shows.

    "This type of marketing can normalize high-fat, high-sugar and high-sodium foods at a time in young viewers' live...

    With Certain Oils Gone, Margarine May Now Be Healthier Than Butter

    Margarine has gotten a bad rap for years, but a U.S. ban on partially hydrogenated oils may have made it a healthier choice than butter, a new study suggests.

    Before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration banned such oils in 2018, margarine...

    Holidays Are Peak Time for Heart Attack: Protect Yourself

    This time of year can be hard on the heart.

    The United States has more heart attack deaths between Christmas and New Year's Day than at any other time of year, so the American Heart Association (AHA) offers some holiday health tips.

    "The holidays are a busy, often stressful, time for most of us," said Dr. Donald Lloyd-Jones, volunteer president of the

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