Category Archives: Diet and Nutrition

Health Tip: What’s a Heart-Healthy Diet?

Foods to include, and those to avoid (HealthDay News) — A heart-healthy diet focuses on plenty of healthy, high-fiber foods while avoiding foods that are high in fat, salt, sugar and cholesterol. The womenshealth.gov website offers these specifics: Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole-grain foods. Eat fat-free or low-fat cheese, milk and yogurt. Choose…

Younger Kids Likelier to Gain Weight After Tonsillectomy

Those under 6 years often gain 2 to 5 pounds, study finds WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12 (HealthDay News) — Weight gain following a tonsillectomy is linked to children’s age, not the underlying diagnosis, according to a new study. Researchers from Johns Hopkins found that weight gain following tonsillectomy occurs most often in children 6 years old…

NYC ‘Soda Ban’ Decision Expected Thursday

Mayor’s attempt to combat obesity comes up against industry, individual rights, opponents say By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12 (HealthDay News) — New York City’s controversial proposal to regulate restaurant sales of large sugary drinks is coming to a head, with the city’s Board of Health scheduled to decide the measure’s fate on Thursday.…

Younger Kids Likelier to Gain Weight After Tonsillectomy

Those under 6 years often gain 2 to 5 pounds, study finds WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12 (HealthDay News) — Weight gain following a tonsillectomy is linked to children’s age, not the underlying diagnosis, according to a new study. Researchers from Johns Hopkins found that weight gain following tonsillectomy occurs most often in children 6 years old…

NYC ‘Soda Ban’ Decision Expected Thursday

Mayor’s attempt to combat obesity comes up against industry, individual rights, opponents say By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12 (HealthDay News) — New York City’s controversial proposal to regulate restaurant sales of large sugary drinks is coming to a head, with the city’s Board of Health scheduled to decide the measure’s fate on Thursday.…