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  • A new kind of cola war

    Happiness doesn't come in a red can. Obesity does. That's the tag line from a commercial that will begin airing soon in the Baltimore area, and it's a not-so-subtle attack on Coca-Cola mounted by a group of local health advocates including Howard County'...
  • 'Hands-only' makes CPR much simpler

    Q: Recently, I watched someone next to me faint. Fortunately, it was nothing more serious. But I froze. I yelled out, "Call 911!" but was afraid to do anything else. What if the next time I witness a cardiac arrest? I heard that CPR is not as...
  • Americans consume too much added sugars, study says, and it's killing us

    Americans consume too much added sugars, study says, and it's killing us
    Americans consume too much sugar, and our collective sweet tooth is killing us. So says a study published Monday by the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. It finds that 71.4% of U.S. adults get more than the recommended 10% of their daily calories from...
  • Want fruit with your burger? McDonald's expands anti-obesity push

    Want fruit with your burger? McDonald's expands anti-obesity push
    (Reuters) - Hold the fries, pass the salad. McDonald's Corp on Thursday said it would offer healthy options as part of its popular value meals, letting customers choose a side salad, fruit or vegetables instead of french fries. The announcement by the...
  • Checking blood pressure at home pays off

    By Heidi Godman, Executive Editor,Harvard Health Letter Harvard Health Blog Do-it-yourselfers, take heart. Here's something else to do at home that can have a substantial benefit on your health: measure your blood pressure. It's easy, inexpensive, and...
  • Eating nuts linked to healthier, longer life

    Harvard Health Blog Move over, apples: A handful of nuts a day keeps the doctor away--and might help you live longer, according to new results from two long-running Harvard studies. "We found that people who ate nuts every day lived longer, healthier...
  • Blood pressure targets can be eased in older patients, experts advise

    Experts are urging doctors to ease up on using medications to control blood pressure in older patients. Rather than aim for a target blood pressure of 140/90 mm Hg, the target will be relaxed slightly to 150/90 mm Hg, according to new guidelines issued...
  • Cut through the confusion about cholesterol

    Environmental Nutrition The debate continues over whether it's still necessary to restrict cholesterol-rich foods, such as eggs. EN weighs in on the current science. High blood cholesterol, particularly high low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, is...
  • Vegetarian diets may lower blood pressure

    Vegetarian diets may lower blood pressure
    People who eat a vegetarian diet tend to have lower blood pressure than non-vegetarians, according to a new review of past studies. Researchers said for some people, eating a vegetarian diet could be a good way to treat high blood pressure without...
  • Butter consumption in U.S. hits 40-year high

    Butter consumption in U.S. hits 40-year high
    It turns out America’s health fixation has been a boon for butter. Consumption of the creamy spread hit a 40-year high in the U.S. in 2012 as more Americans turned to natural foods and rejected products heavy in trans fats like margarine....
  • McDonald's offers fruits, veggies in place of value meal fries

    McDonald's offers fruits, veggies in place of value meal fries
    McDonald’s this week said it would offer value menu customers a side of salad, fruit or vegetables as an alternative to French fries in a move that some analysts attributed to an attempt to boost static sales. The arrangement will be set in motion...