The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released three new guidance documents that aim to reduce antibiotics in animal feed through voluntary industry limits, giving drug companies three years to phase out the use of antibiotics as growth promoters in food-producing animals.
Although it's perhaps a no-brainer that walking is good for you, the American Heart Association has made it official by proclaiming today to be National Walking Day, And it's a good reminder for all of us to grab our walking shoes and go for a stroll.
Even as the rates of some cancers are falling, the Mayo Clinic is seeing a dramatic rise in skin cancer among people under age 40.
Death rates from all cancers combined decreased from 1999 to 2008 among men and women in most racial and ethnic groups, according to the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, from the nation's leading cancer organizations.
I have tried consigning chocolate to my list of forbidden foods in various efforts to shed pounds, like before my wedding gown fitting, or after babies. But I couldn't give it up for long - life without chocolate just seemed half-lived.
Two more online marketers will settle with the Federal Trade Commission and halt the deceptive use of fake news websites to promote açai berry supplements and "colon cleansers" as good for weight loss.
For people with borderline or high blood pressure, home testing with a blood-pressure monitor can be more accurate than testing in a doctor's office. And more home blood-pressure monitors are becoming compatible with your cell phone and various other electronic devices so that you can keep track of your readings--just download the necessary app and you're good to go.
If your daily routine is an extra large soda and a bacon cheeseburger for lunch, and pushing the remote control is your most strenuous activity, then I’d like to be named as your life insurance beneficiary. This from reading three new health studies that show that the things many of us enjoy most in life are apt to shorten your life. But the happy subtext from all these studies is that just improving your habits by a little bit, can have a big payoff in life expectancy.
Some statistics show that 80 percent of women are wearing the wrong bra size, and when Consumer Reports ShopSmart magazine invited staffers to a professional bra fitting, every one of the 45 volunteers was wearing the wrong size bra.
A new study has found potentially harmful chemicals, such as asthma-related compounds and endocrine disruptors, in common consumer products including cosmetics, household cleaners, and personal care products, and many of the detected chemicals are not listed on product labels.
Today marks Barbie’s 53rd birthday. While women all across the country would like to think that we’ve evolved from the standards of the 1950s, in many ways we’re still striving to achieve the unrealistic hourglass proportions symbolized by this tiny iconic figure.
A diet lacking in an omega-3 fatty acid, predominantly found in fish, may cause the brain to age faster and lose some of its memory and thinking abilities, according to the results of a study released today by the journal Neurology.
Arsenic has been found in some foods that use organic brown rice syrup as a sweetener, including infant formula and cereal bars, according to a new study by researchers at Dartmouth College. The majority of the detected arsenic, a contaminant often found in rice, was the type that is known to be a human carcinogen.
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