Category Archives: Health News

Health Tip: Got Power?

Keep food safe when the electricity goes out (HealthDay News) — When the power goes out, don’t forget about your refrigerator and freezer packed with food that can spoil. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these guidelines for keeping your food after you lose power: Don’t open your refrigerator and freezer doors, if possible.…

Extreme Birth Weights Tied to Autism in Swedish Study

Newborns who weigh much more or less than average may be at risk for disorder, researchers say FRIDAY, May 3 (HealthDay News) — A much larger or much smaller birth weight than average may be associated with an increased risk of autism, according to a large new study. Researchers examined data from more than 40,000…

Health Tip: Avoid Emotional Eating

Meditation and regular exercise are excellent alternatives (HealthDay News) — When feeling frazzled, many people turn to food for comfort. Stress eating, also called emotional eating, can occur because stress triggers certain food cravings. The Harvard Medical School mentions these alternatives to emotional eating: Meditate, which may help you ease stress and improve impulse control.…

Health Tip: Make Microwave Cooking Safe

Follow all instructions on food packages (HealthDay News) — Microwaving takes much of the time and effort out of cooking, but the foodsafety.gov website reminds us that we still need to heed these food-safety guidelines: Always follow the package instructions to avoid undercooking. Check to see if the food needs to be completely cooked or…

Health Tip: Popeye Wasn’t Wrong About Spinach

It offers many health benefits (HealthDay News) — Cartoon lore was correct about spinach being good for you. The green, leafy veggie is rich in essential vitamins and nutrients, and is a great source of fiber. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers this advice about buying and preparing spinach: For maximum nutrition, buy spinach…