Health

Make those school lunches more nutritious

(HealthDay)—Brown-bag lunches give you control over what you eat and what your children eat, but studies show that these to-go meals need to be healthier. This is especially important for kids because their eating habits ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Will the arrival of El Niño mean fewer mosquitoes this summer?

Once the warm weather arrives, you know mosquitoes won't be far behind. Spring heatwaves associated with the impending arrival of El Niño to the east coast of Australia may mean we'll get an early taste of summer, but what ...

Health

Sweet drink labels leave a sour taste

"Health halos" are making it harder for consumers to know which drinks are good for them according to a new study published today in the internationally peer-reviewed journal Public Health Nutrition.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Salmonella outbreak linked to hy-vee spring pasta salad

(HealthDay)—A Salmonella outbreak that's sickened 21 people in five states has been linked to Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad. Five people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Beat back mosquitos after hurricane Irma

(HealthDay)—As if those who weathered Hurricanes Irma and Harvey don't have enough to worry about, one bug expert warns that the standing water left behind is the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes.

Genetics

Heart disease, leukemia linked to dysfunction in nucleus

We put things into a container to keep them organized and safe. In cells, the nucleus has a similar role: keeping DNA protected and intact within an enveloping membrane. But a new study by Salk Institute scientists, detailed ...

Health

EU food watchdog to reassess bisphenol A

The EU food safety watchdog said Tuesday it will revisit research on bisphenol A, a year after the bloc said the chemical, mostly used to coat metal packaging, poses no health risk to consumers.

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