Health News

This Is an Intervention
As America becomes increasingly aware of its childhood obesity problem, various actors are getting involved to thwart the growth of this epidemic.
Strawberries Get Sweeter
A naturally occurring compound found in strawberries and other produce has been shown to slow motor problems and death associated with three models of Huntington's disease.
Ancient Fruit, Future Superfood?
Mangos pack more than delicious flavor, it turns out. The fruit indigenous to the Indian subcontinent has been shown to prevent and halt development of certain colon and breast cancer cells.
Gastric Band Does Not Have Same Effect on Men, Women
Obesity is a condition that causes many health issues including high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes.
When it Comes to Tea, Go "Green"
Digested green tea is more potent than its fresh-brewed undigested form and may be useful in preventing Alzheimer's disease and even cancer.
If Not for Your Health, How About Mother Earth?
Costly organic fruits and vegetables are all the rage among health-conscious consumers, but does the hype live up to the facts? That may depend on which study you read.
The Cold War
Many Americans are not adequately protecting themselves against colds and flu this season. Are you? If not, find out how.
Sweet Sixteen Gone Sour
A study finds that by the age of 16, bad habits and lifestyles are at the "point of no return," especially among women.