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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Variety's Power of Women

    Variety's fifth annual Power of Women kudos celebrate five femmes who use their clout to raise money and awareness for worthy causes and charities: Nicole Kidman, Amy Pascal, Amy Poehler, Charlize Theron and Kerry Washington. With violence against...
  • Some health screenings may do more harm than good

    Certain health screenings, such as colonoscopies and cholesterol checks, are wise preventive measures, but other common tests may be unnecessary. "I think we're doing too much over-screening," says geriatrician Dr. Suzanne Salamon, an instructor at...
  • 10 myths about heart disease

    Over the past decade, we've learned a great deal about what causes heart attacks and how to prevent them. But unless you follow medical news closely, there's a chance you might have misconceptions about the risk factors for heart disease, or heart disease...
  • Diet, exercise key for improving heart health

    Diet, exercise key for improving heart health
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The American Heart Association wants to improve the heart health of all Americans by 20 percent by 2020. To meet that goal, treating unhealthy habits will be just as important as treating high blood pressure and cholesterol,...
  • 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'...
  • Shorter waits for angioplasty do not lower death rates, study says

    Shorter waits for angioplasty do not lower death rates, study says
    An intense nationwide push to speed hospital treatment for heart attack patients has been a success, cutting by 20% the average time people waited before getting their clogged arteries opened between 2005 and 2009. But in a twist cardiologists called...
  • EatingWell: What are good fats and bad fats?

    Long gone are the days when all fats were "bad." Now we know that what's important are the types of fat we eat, and how much. For instance, oils--full of unsaturated fatty acids--generally fall into the "healthy" camp. When you choose oil over a solid...