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Make Holiday Meals Safe for Kids With Food Allergies

Expert offers tips for changing recipes and keeping potentially harmful foods separate MONDAY, Dec. 24 (HealthDay News) — All the tasty foods available over the holidays can pose a potential risk for children with food allergies, an expert warns. “During the holidays it can be easy to be tempted by all the wonderful goodies that…

Health Tip: Don’t Eat Raw Cookie Dough

The raw eggs it contains can make you sick (HealthDay News) — Sneaking a bite of raw cookie dough poses a big risk, experts say. The raw eggs that are often used in cookie dough may contain bacteria that can make you sick. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these suggestions to make baking…

Health Tip: Avoid Beginners’ Workout Injuries

Start slow after checking with your doctor (HealthDay News) — Exercise can help you live longer and give you a better body. But you can hurt yourself if you overdo it or don’t exercise properly. The Womenshealth.gov website mentions these safe-exercise tips: Check with your doctor before you start exercising. Start out with short workout…

Many Primary-Care Doctors Want Help Treating Obesity

Physicians say more training, practice-based changes might lead to improved care for obese patients FRIDAY, Dec. 21 (HealthDay News) — Only 44 percent of primary-care doctors say they’ve helped obese patients lose weight, and many believe that nutritionists and dietitians are the most qualified care providers for these patients, researchers have found. For the new…

Mealworms: The Next High-Protein Food Source?

While beetle larvae may not seem appetizing, study finds they’re more environmentally friendly than livestock FRIDAY, Dec. 21 (HealthDay News) – They’ll never replace the traditional Christmas ham, but mealworms (beetle larvae) may someday offer an environmentally friendly alternative to meat, a new study suggests. Researchers in the Netherlands used three factors — land usage,…