Food, Nutrition and Diet in the News

Many Parents Use Online Ratings to Pick a Pediatrician, Study Finds

09/22/2014 - Reliability of the reviews is a concern, experts say

Diabetes Drug Metformin May Affect Thyroid in Some Patients

09/22/2014 - Medicine tied to lower thyroid-stimulating hormone levels in those with underactive thyroid

Brainwaves May Help Gauge Autism Severity: Study

09/22/2014 - Seeing how fast a child processes sounds might lead to earlier diagnosis, too, researchers say

Health Highlights: Sept. 22, 2014

09/22/2014 -

Pediatricians Urge Flu Vaccine for All Kids 6 Months and Older

09/22/2014 - Nasal spray vaccine can be considered for many kids 2 to 8, doctors say

E-Cigarettes Don't Help Cancer Patients Quit Smoking: Study

09/22/2014 - Long-term safety, effectiveness of the devices still unclear, researchers caution

Could Low Iron Intake During Pregnancy Raise Autism Risk?

09/22/2014 - Study reinforces benefits of taking supplements as recommended

Newborn ICUs With Private Family Rooms Benefit Preemies: Study

09/22/2014 - More close contact with mothers may explain greater weight gains, fewer procedures, less stress

Health Tip: Don't Fall for Food Safety Myths

09/22/2014 - Here are the facts

Health Tip: Scrub Hands Thoroughly

09/22/2014 - Use proper washing techniques to reduce risk of illness

College Women Can Use Food Strategies, Study Finds

09/21/2014 - Freshmen unsure that they'll make the right choices

Get a Flu Shot During Checkup, Doctor Says

09/21/2014 - Vaccination in October may give you the best chance of avoiding influenza this season

Cyberbullying Seems to Ramp Up in Middle School

09/20/2014 - Effective prevention strategies must not be 'one-size-fits-all,' researcher says

Avian Flu In Harbor Seals Could Infect People

09/19/2014 - Mutations to the virus might allow it to spread, researchers say.

Trulicity Approved for Type 2 Diabetes

09/19/2014 - New drug helps regulate blood sugar

Tight Blood Sugar Control Doesn't Prevent Strokes in Diabetics: Study

09/19/2014 - But keeping blood pressure in check does, researchers say

Some U.S. Troops May Face Greater Skin Cancer Risk

09/19/2014 - Soldiers might not have regular access to sunscreen, research reveals

Do Greener Neighborhoods Produce Healthier Babies?

09/19/2014 - Fewer preemies and small babies delivered when moms live near trees, grass, study says

Brain Structure Might Help Predict Risky Behavior

09/19/2014 - Study finds people with greater volume in one brain region are more likely to take risks involving money

Scientists Spot How Bacterial Pneumonia Damages the Heart

09/19/2014 - A vaccine, and the right antibiotic, may guard against a direct attack on heart cells, researchers say