| Feb 13, 2013
| 1:41 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The amount of vitamin D in some supplements may be either much lower or much higher than what's written on the label, according to a new analysis.
Researchers found that off-the-shelf pills from 12 different manufacturers...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 11:58 AM
As people look to live more healthful lifestyles, many are contemplating meat-free diets. But becoming vegan or vegetarian can seem daunting as people try to figure out what to eat to get all the proper nutrients. Ingrid Beardsley, registered dietitian at...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 9:10 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Two cups of cow's milk per day may be enough for most kids to have the recommended amount of vitamin D in their blood while maintaining a healthy iron level, suggests a new study.
"One of the common questions I get from...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 12:25 PM
Dear Pharmacist: My brother suddenly developed seizures, at age 28, with no history. I'd like to learn why he suddenly got this, since he was so healthy until then. Today, he's on six medications! — J.P., Sacramento
Dear J.P.: I haven't covered...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 8:38 PM
(Reuters) - Vitamin D and calcium supplements taken together in low doses offered no protection against dementia in a large U.S. study of older women, but scientists are still holding out hope for vitamin D alone.
Past research has suggested that vitamin...
| Nov 26, 2012
Khalil Beckwith has never been formally diagnosed with lactose intolerance. He just knows that drinking milk makes him feel lousy.
"When I drink milk with nothing else ... finishing the carton can be a nauseating endeavor," said Beckwith, a senior at...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 2:26 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Regularly eating cereal for breakfast is tied to healthy weight for kids, according to a new study that endorses making breakfast cereal accessible to low-income kids to help fight childhood obesity.
One in every four American...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 2:14 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who did a high-intensity aquatic workout for six months increased their strength and suffered fewer falls, in a new study that suggests bone- and muscle-building resistance can be achieved with the right kinds of water...
| Mar 10, 2012
As co-host of "The Chew"(a food and talk show on ABC), Daphne Oz gets to sample items like the Big Mike Burger (two patties, three buns and cheese), chicken and dumplings à la Gwyneth Paltrow and pizza by fellow host Mario Batali.
But the daughter of TV...
| Feb 23, 2011
Confronted with a long-running food fight over whether to serve children flavored milk — chocolate, strawberry, banana, vanilla — in homes and in schools, parents may instinctively want to duck the issue.
But, in the end, they're going to...
| Aug 24, 2011
NOTE: This story ran in the Aug. 24, 2011, edition of the Chicago Tribune.
Tanning was as much a part of Lindsay Walsh's teenage social life as talking on the phone.
Two or three times a week — more for special occasions — she and her...