Health

A pantry makeover for a healthier diet

(HealthDay)—You know about buying no- and low-fat dairy and lean cuts of meat. But your pantry might also need a makeover to help you get the most nutrients from your foods and stick with a healthy diet plan.

Health

Children's books may boost appetite for unhealthy food

Reading picture books aloud remains a cherished ritual of childhood – one enjoyed by adults and children alike, whether at bedtime, in pre-school, or during story hour at the public library.

Medications

FDA approves new artificial sweetener

(HealthDay)—A new sugar substitute called advantame was approved on Monday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Medical research

Sugar is toxic to mice in 'safe' doses, study says

When mice ate a diet of 25 percent extra sugar – the mouse equivalent of a healthy human diet plus three cans of soda daily – females died at twice the normal rate and males were a quarter less likely to hold territory ...

Health

The link between fast food and depression confirmed

According to a recent study headed by scientists from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the University of Granada, eating commercial baked goods (fairy cakes, croissants, doughnuts, etc.) and fast food (hamburgers, ...

Health

Poland pulls food suspected of having road salt

(AP) -- Polish health authorities have ordered the withdrawal from the market of more than 230,000 kilograms (500,000 pounds) of pickles, bread and other food suspected of containing industrial salt, the latest development ...

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