April 05, 2011
Health Tip: Cut Down on Sodium
Most people get much more sodium (salt) in
their diet than their body needs. This causes the body to retain
water, increasing the risk of high blood pressure and other
As CT Scans of Kids Soar, Experts Urge
The substantial increase in
computed tomography (CT) examinations of children in U.S. hospital
emergency departments between 1995 and 2008 highlights the need for
appropriate use and interpretation of these exams, say
Soy Foods OK After Breast Cancer: Study
Some breast cancer
survivors fear that eating foods containing soy will increase the
risk of a cancer recurrence, but new research suggests that those
worries appear to be unfounded.
Can the Dukan Diet Do It?
No doubt timed to coincide
with the collective angst about the upcoming swimsuit season, a
best-selling book detailing a trendy new diet made famous by the
French is due out in the United States later this month.
U.S. Teen Birth Rate Hits Record Low
Over the last two decades
teen births have dropped 37 percent in the United States and are
now at a record low, government health officials report.