Health officials are reporting that more hospitals are encouraging new mothers to breastfeed their babies. Hospital practices that promote breastfeeding make the difference in whether and how long babies are breastfed
A new study says that taking in supplements and drinking milk might not actually promote stronger bones. In fact, risk for fractures and brittle bones do not improve even when they take calcium supplements in seniors.
Breast-feeding is the best way to feed a baby. But it does not appear to make your child smarter. A study conducted in Britain suggests that it has no effect on a child’s IQ from up through adolescence.
Replacing saturated fats in your diet with unsaturated fats and high-quality carbohydrates has a positive impact on your health. However, replacing saturated fats with processed foods, white bread, and potatoes is not healthier.
A study has confirmed that people who are inactive for hours each day have an increased risk of diabetes and heart disease even if they get regular exercise.
The association between being inactive and risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease was s…
Are you pinning your hopes for stronger bones on calcium supplements? Then here’s some bad news for you: these supplements may not have any significant benefit to the bones. Worse, they may increase your risk of kidney problems and heart disease.
A new study has found that drinking coffee apparently does not raise the risk of atrial fibrillation, which is one form of an irregular heartbeat. However, this finding is tentative and does not mean drinking coffee is not associated with other types of irregu…
Despite eating a very fatty diet, the Inuit people do not suffer many heart attacks which was credited to the high amount of omega-3 fatty acids in the fish they age. Now a study says that it isn't the omega-3s, it is their genes.