Health

How to eat less salt

Chances are you consume too much sodium, which can cause high blood pressure. Putting away the saltshaker is never a bad idea, but the vast majority of the sodium we consume comes from packaged foods and restaurant meals. ...

Cardiology

Sodium in unexpected places

A patient with diabetes and heart disease told me he hardly uses salt. "I do buy more convenience foods since my wife died, though," he continued. That's an issue, according to new guidance to food manufacturers from the ...

Health

Here's how to improve packaged foods nutrition

Researchers from Illinois State University, North Carolina State University, University of South Carolina, and University of Maryland published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing that examines the impact of moving nutrition ...

Health

FDA bans products that help kids hide vape use from parents

On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it was sending warning letters to 10 manufacturers to stop making products designed to allow youth to vape without getting caught by parents or teachers.

Health

How to read the new nutrition facts label

The Food and Drug Administration has updated the Nutrition Facts label on packaged foods and beverages to reflect new scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases. Manufacturers with $10 million ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Food poisoning cases linked to hard-boiled eggs sold in bulk

Pregnant women, people over the age of 65 and people with weakened immune systems should throw away store-bought hard-boiled eggs because of a food poisoning outbreak linked to a Georgia company, health officials said Thursday.

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