In 2009, fast food restaurants agreed to include healthy foods in advertising targeted at children in order to combat the obesity epidemic in the US. Now, a new study examining children's reactions to such ads suggests the healthy message is lost in unclear depictions of the foods.
Approximately 1 in 3 children in the US may have borderline or high cholesterol, according to a new study recently presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session.The research team, led by Dr.
Researchers from Ohio State University in Columbus explore the link between allergies and stress in a new study, published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.Allergies happen when a person's immune system overreacts to a - generally harmless - foreign substance (an "allergen"), launching chemicals such as histamines that provoke allergy symptoms.
In one of the first extensive, long-term studies to look at heart disease risk factors in young adults, researchers have found that elevated heart risks are linked with lower cognitive function in mid-life.
New research published in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented at a scientific meeting shows that bariatric weight loss surgery is an effective and lasting treatment for type 2 diabetes in obese patients when compared with medical therapy.
As adolescents climb their school's social ladder, so does the risk of falling victim to bullying, with greater negative consequences, says a new study published in the American Sociological Review.
Aspirin is a medication most commonly used to treat mild to moderate pain and inflammation. But new research suggests that patients who have been diagnosed with colon cancer may have better survival by taking low doses of the drug.The research team, led by Dr. Marlies S.
Individuals who have had bladder cancer in the past are at high risk of recurrence, but researchers publishing in the journal Clinical Cancer Research say a simple DNA methylation marker test in urine can predict tumor recurrence.
The results of a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health suggest that we should be eating at least seven portions of fruit and vegetables a day.Recommendations for how many portions of fruit and vegetables people should eat varies from country to country.
The majority of patients diagnosed with advanced breast cancer feel that their health care providers include them in most treatment decisions, according to the results of a global survey reported at the 9th European Breast Cancer Conference.
As Frank Sinatra once sang, "love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage." But according to new research, so do marriage and a healthy heart.A study from the NYU Langone Medical Center in New York, NY, led by Dr. Carlos L.
Statins can not only lower cholesterol and decrease risk of heart attack and stroke, but if you are an older man, then they may also improve your sexual health, new research finds.Erectile dysfunction is often experienced by older men who have poor cardiovascular health, diabetes or metabolic syndrome.
Implemented during World War I to save energy, changing clocks for daylight saving time seems to be a blessing in the fall and an inconvenience in the spring, when we lose an hour. But researchers say their latest study suggests rolling the clocks forward may cause more than sleep disruption; it may also accelerate cardiac events in some individuals.
Women who mostly or always eat organic foods have the same overall chance of developing cancer as women who never eat it, according to a new study from the UK's University of Oxford and published in the British Journal of Cancer that followed over 600,000 middle-aged women for nearly a decade.
A new Canadian review of research on the relationship between weight and risk of premature death finds that having a body mass index in the underweight range is linked to an even higher risk of death than having a body mass index in the obese range.Led by Dr. Joel Ray, a physician-researcher at St.
It is well known that having good physical fitness lowers risks for a number of health problems. But now, the first study to make the link between strength capacity in adolescents and reduced risk for diabetes, heart disease or stroke has been published in the journal Pediatrics.
New research in the journal Nature Genetics suggests that there may be a genetic link between the way carbohydrates are digested and obesity.
Statins are commonly used to lower cholesterol, therefore helping to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. But new research finds that US and European cholesterol guidelines differ significantly when it comes to statin use recommendations, meaning many individuals may not be getting the correct treatment.This is according to a study recently published in the journal JAMA.
How is it possible to eat more cereal than you normally would, by putting less cereal in your bowl? It sounds like a riddle, but researchers at Penn State University have made this a focal point of their nutritional investigations.National dietary guidelines define recommended amounts of food in volume measures, such as cups.
New research from the University of California-San Diego School of Medicine has uncovered impaired neuronal activity in the brains of college-aged students who occasionally use stimulant drugs, such as amphetamines, cocaine and certain prescription drugs.The research team, led by Katia Harlé, PhD, recently published their findings in the Journal of Neuroscience.