|Steer Clear of Dietary Supplements for Concussions: FDA
Steer Clear of Dietary Supplements for Concussions: FDA TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As the fall sports season starts and young players face the risk of concussions, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that dietary supplements that claim to prevent, treat or cure concussions are untested, unproven and possibly dangerous. These products are being sold on the Internet and in stores by companies attempting to exploit parents' increasing concerns about concussions, the agency said in a...
Diet, Exercise Counseling Urged for Overweight Americans With Heart Risks
Diet, Exercise Counseling Urged for Overweight Americans With Heart Risks TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight Americans with risk factors for heart disease should be offered "intensive" counseling on diet and exercise, according to new guidelines released this week. The recommendations come from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent panel that reviews medical research and makes recommendations on preventive care. The group's latest guidelines are aimed at a large swat...
Health Tip: Help Prevent Foodborne Illness
Health Tip: Help Prevent Foodborne Illness (HealthDay News) -- Keeping your hands, utensils, food and work station clean are among the best ways to prevent foodborne illness. The U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service offers this advice: Always keep hands clean, washing frequently and thoroughly. Wear clean disposable gloves if you have any type of hand wound. Wash cutting board before and after using, and sanitize when necessary. Don't re-use unwashed utensils or dishes that have touched raw meat. Tho...
'Half a Glass' Rule May Curb Overdrinking
'Half a Glass' Rule May Curb Overdrinking WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pouring half a glass of wine at a time may keep you from drinking too much, according to a new study. Researchers asked 74 college students and staff to pour red and white wines in different settings and from bottles that had varying amounts of wine in them. The participants were told to pour an amount they considered normal. Those who had a "rule of thumb" about how much to pour -- such as limiting it to half a glass...
Health Tip: Eating When You're Not Hungry
Health Tip: Eating When You're Not Hungry (HealthDay News) -- Eating when you're not hungry can pack on unnecessary pounds and calories. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says common triggers for eating when not hungry include: Seeing your favorite snacks when you enter the pantry. Watching TV. Passing by the vending machines at work. Dealing with a stressful situation. Being bored.
Health Tip: Healthy Grilling Options
Health Tip: Healthy Grilling Options (HealthDay News) -- The grill is a great way to cook healthy foods without heating up the kitchen. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these BBQ suggestions: Choose lean meats, such as skinless chicken, 96 percent lean ground beef, pork tenderloin, bison, sirloin or flank steak or fish. Vegetarian options may include tofu or black bean burgers. Skip oils and marinades in favor of a flavorful dry or low-sodium seasoning rubbed into meat. Grill veggies, such ...
Counseling Does Little to Deter Youth Drinking, Review Finds
Counseling Does Little to Deter Youth Drinking, Review Finds FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Counseling may do little to help young people with drinking problems, a large-scale review finds. Researchers analyzed 66 studies that included nearly 18,000 people 25 and younger, many of whom were at high risk for drinking problems. Participants in 49 studies attended a single one-on-one counseling session, while participants in the rest of the studies attended group sessions or a mix of group and in...
Read Food Labels to Combat Childhood Obesity
Read Food Labels to Combat Childhood Obesity FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One way to fight childhood obesity is to pay close attention to food labels when you go to the grocery store, a nutrition expert says. The Nutrition Facts label reveals the number of calories and percentage of a day's worth of nutrients in one serving of a food product. When reading this label, be sure to check the serving size, which may be different from the amount your child actually eats, said Shirley Blakely, a r...
Consumer Reports Advises Pregnant Women to Avoid Tuna
Consumer Reports Advises Pregnant Women to Avoid Tuna THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a new review of seafood safety, Consumer Reports is advising that pregnant women avoid eating tuna due to concerns about mercury exposure. "We're particularly concerned about canned tuna, which is second only to shrimp as the most commonly eaten seafood in the United States. We encourage pregnant women to avoid all tuna," Jean Halloran, director of food policy initiatives for Consumers Union, the advocac...
Want to Stay Slim? Leave the Car at Home
Want to Stay Slim? Leave the Car at Home WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Leaving the car at home and getting to work by walking, cycling or public transit is good for your health, a new study indicates. Researchers looked at thousands of people in the United Kingdom and found that 76 percent of men and 72 percent of women drove to work, 10 percent of men and 11 percent of women used public transit, and 14 percent of men and 17 percent of women cycled or walked. Those who drove to work weigh...
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