’Western’ Diet Not the Way to Age Well

British study says fried foods and red meat lead to premature aging, illness WEDNESDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) — A new British study provides further evidence that eating a so-called “Western” diet may not be good for you in the long run. People who eat this kind of diet — which includes fried and sweet…

Health Tip: Packing Food for a Road Trip

Be sure to wash your hands (HealthDay News) — If you’re heading out on a road trip, it’s a good idea to bring healthy snacks. But you should take steps to make sure you and your family don’t get sick along the way. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these suggestions: Always wash your…

FDA Warns Against Sale of Sports Supplements in U.S.

Dangerous stimulant DMAA is sold under variety of ingredient names, agency says MONDAY, April 15 (HealthDay News) — Dietary supplements that contain a stimulant called dimethylamylamine (DMAA) pose numerous health risks and are no longer allowed to be sold in the United States, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned. DMAA — which is…

Laser Liposuction May Zap Fat Without Skin Sag: Study

Preliminary research suggests procedure could have advantages over traditional method of fat removal By Carina StorrsHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 15 (HealthDay News) — Laser-assisted liposuction might provide an option for people who want stubborn pockets of fat removed but fear they’ll be left with loose skin. Traditional liposuction, a fat-removing cosmetic surgery procedure, is generally…

Mental Exercise May Help Keep Seniors Sharp

Even solving puzzles might stave off decline and memory loss, study hints MONDAY, April 15 (HealthDay News) — Mental exercise can help prevent thinking and memory decline in seniors, but evidence for the benefits of supplements and exercise is weak, according to a new study. The findings were published in the CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association…