Another Study Says Mediterranean Diet Good for the Heart

It beat a low-fat eating plan in helping high-risk people avoid cardiovascular problems By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 25 (HealthDay News) — Score another heart-health win for the Mediterranean diet. Eating a diet rich in olive oil, nuts, fresh fruits and vegetables, along with red wine, helped those at high risk for cardiovascular problems…

Experts Dispute Value of Checking Kids’ Blood Pressure

Task force finds insufficient data to support testing, but others say it’s essential By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 25 (HealthDay News) — Despite a worrisome increase in obese and hypertensive children and teens, not enough evidence exists to justify routinely screening young people for high blood pressure, a new report says. The U.S. Preventive…

Food Allergies Tied to Impaired Growth in Kids

Early study suggests that avoiding allergy triggers might be a factor SUNDAY, Feb. 24 (HealthDay News) — Food allergies appear to affect children’s growth, a new study suggests. This could be due to the fact that the treatment for food allergies is strict avoidance of foods that trigger a reaction, the researchers said. The study…

Childhood Allergies May Be Affected by Race, Genetics

Early study found black toddlers more sensitive than whites to food allergens in particular SATURDAY, Feb. 23 (HealthDay News) — Race and possibly genetics play a role in childhood allergies, according to a new study. Researchers at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit skin-tested more than 500 children, all of whom were 2 years old,…

Exercise Safety Tips for People With Heart Disease

Start by talking to your doctor, experts advise SATURDAY, Feb. 23 (HealthDay News) — People with heart disease who want to exercise should first get the OK from their doctor and then follow certain health and safety measures, according to the American Council on Exercise. Every exercise session should include at least a five-minute warm-up…