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Vitamin D disappoints in trial for infant diarrhea

Heavy supplementation of vitamin D did not reduce diarrheal illnesses among children aged three and younger in a large trial...

Paying doctors for better care improves quality: studies

Paying doctors in small practices bonuses for the quality of care they provide leads to a modest increase in the number of...

Can a combination pill help heart patients?

Combining aspirin with cholesterol and blood pressure drugs in a single pill may encourage people to take their medication...

Doctors worry as heart drug research loses steam

The hunt for new heart drugs is losing momentum as resources are switched to other areas, notably cancer research, where...

Omega-3s tied to lower risk of rheumatoid arthritis

Women who have diets high in omega-3 fatty acids derived from fish are less likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis than those...

Extra vitamin D doesn't cut high blood pressure - study

In older people with low vitamin D levels and a common type of high blood pressure, vitamin D supplements do not appear to...

Breastfeeding tied to kids' intelligence

Children who were breastfed for more of their infancy scored higher on language and intelligence tests at three and seven...

Fatty acids in formula linked to quick-thinking kids

In a study of six-year-olds, researchers found no IQ differences between kids who were fed formula supplemented with long-chain...

Older working women may be healthier as a result

Postmenopausal women who work tend be in better health than their unemployed counterparts, according to a new study from...

What's the 'Worst Restaurant Meal in America'?

Calories: 1,320. Trans fats: 33 grams. Sodium: 3,700 milligrams. All that pushed Long John Silver's "Big Catch" fish platter...

Unnecessary repeat cholesterol tests common: study

One-third of people with heart disease have their cholesterol levels checked more often than guidelines recommend, a new...

Eating more red meat tied to higher diabetes risk

Increasing the number of hamburgers and other red meat people eat on a daily basis is linked to a higher risk of developing...

Vegetable fats tied to less prostate cancer spread

After being diagnosed with prostate cancer, men who eat a diet high in vegetable fats, such as those in nuts and olive oil,...

Statins linked to muscle pain, sprains

Cholesterol-lowering drugs could be tied to more muscle problems than researchers previously believed, a new study hints....

Flaxseed no help for kids with high cholesterol

Despite some evidence it might be beneficial for adults, eating flaxseed every day didn't help children with high cholesterol...

No science behind blood-type diets

They are a fad that refuses to fade, but no solid evidence exists to show whether or not eating plans tailored to ABO blood...

Study links eggs to diabetes, but not heart disease

In a large new review of existing research, eating an egg a day or even more appeared to have no impact on a person's risk...

Combined supplements no better for cholesterol

Adding a plant-derived compound called a sterol to the cholesterol-lowering agent red yeast rice doesn't make it work any...

US spending on medicines fell for first time in 2012

Patent expirations on big-name drugs such as Lipitor and Plavix has resulted in modestly less spending on medicines in the...

Study questions fish oil benefit before heart attack

Fish oil supplements did not prevent heart problems in people who hadn't had a heart attack yet, in a large long-term study...

Packaged diet foods may spur more weight loss

In a head-to-head comparison with a traditional diet, people who stuck to a diet of portion-controlled packaged foods lost...

FDA approves Merck combination cholesterol lowering pill

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a Merck & Co cholesterol lowering pill that combines a generic version of...

More evidence adding nuts is a healthy choice

People can safely add a few nuts to their diet - or replace other foods with the high-unsaturated fat, high-fiber snacks...

Gut bugs are implicated in heart attacks and stroke

Thousands of heart attack victims every year have none of the notorious risk factors before their crisis - not high cholesterol,...

Celebrity chef recipes may be bad for your health

The dabs of butter and splashes of cream in recipes of celebrity chefs may be impressive on the plate, but not necessarily...

Pool exercise may build strength, reduce falls

Women who did a high-intensity aquatic workout for six months increased their strength and suffered fewer falls, in a new...

People eat more unhealthy foods on days they drink

Americans tend to eat more calories and fat on the days they also have alcoholic drinks, a new study suggests. "Food choices...

Omega-3 fatty acids tied to longer life: study

Supporting recommendations that people eat a couple of servings of fish per week, a new study suggests adults with the highest...

Stain side effects can often be overcome: study

Most people who stop taking cholesterol-lowering statins - because of side effects or for another reason - are able to restart...

Chain kid meals fail nutrition test: consumer group

The menus offered to children by most U.S. restaurant chains have too many calories, too much salt or fat, and often not...

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