A new government report is the first evidence of a national decline in childhood obesity, health officials said Tuesday. In 18 states, there were at least slight declines in obesity for low-income preschoolers. Read more here.

Women and children who eat fish caught in California's lakes and reservoirs should choose rainbow trout and small brown trout over bass, carp and large brown trout to avoid high mercury levels, the state Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday.

Food safety advocates say they are alarmed by a lack of information being disseminated about the spread of a nasty intestinal illness that has sickened nearly 400 people nationwide, including cases in two states that have been linked to prepackaged salad. Read more here.

As the last customers trickled out of Costco on a recent Saturday evening, a young couple steered their ...

Mothers who feel depressed are more likely to have 5-year-olds who are overweight, are less likely to eat breakfast, and they sleep and play outdoors less, a study says, posing the possibility that depression leads to parenting practices with less active engagement.

Scientists looked at 401 low-income mothers in New York City and their 5-year-old children; nearly a quarter of the mothers had depression symptoms.

The vegetables thought to be the source of the foodborne illness that has sickened more than 130 Nebraskans and Iowans likely have moved through the food supply system, public health officials said Tuesday.

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Water is essential. Water helps with regulating temperature and lubricating and cushioning joints. Water protects the spinal cord and helps the body get rid of wastes. How do you know if you are drinking enough water?

Public health officials suspect fresh vegetables, not fruit, are the source of the outbreak of a parasitic infection that so far has sickened at least 80 people in Nebraska and Iowa.

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Diet soda, it turns out, may not be the panacea for weight loss that we all thought — and many hoped — it was.

In fact, a Purdue University study has found that diet sodas may be linked to a number of health problems from obesity to diabetes to heart disease, just like their more sugary counterparts.

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As people age, loss of bone health can greatly decrease the quality of life. Because bones are constantly breaking down and rebuilding themselves, the body needs a continuous supply of all the nutrients required for bone regeneration.


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