One Type of Diet Can Add Years to Your Life

Obese people who follow a low-fat weight-loss plan could tack extra years onto their life, a new review of medical evidence suggests. Such diets appear to help decrease overall risk of early death by 18 percent in people with obesity, amounting Read more

Health Tip: If There's a Wildfire Nearby

Smoke from a nearby wildfire threatens anyone, but poses even more of a threat to people with asthma, COPD, heart disease or diabetes, the American Lung Association says. The group suggests what to do if a wildfire burns near you: Stay Read more

Face It: Drinking, Smoking Takes Toll on Looks

Don't want to look old before your time? A new study suggests that heavy drinking and smoking -- besides posing serious health risks -- make people look older than they actually are. The research tracked more than 11,500 Danish adults, aged Read more

FDA Seeks to Speed Development of 'Regenerated' Organs for Medical Use

Using stem cells to grow new heart tissue, and even whole organs, used to be the stuff of science fiction. But the field of "regenerative medicine" is a reality now -- and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has its eye Read more


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Nutrition and Exercise During Pregnancy

Healthy eating is vitally important during pregnancy to provide your baby with what it needs to grow and be healthy. Pregnant women need 300 extra calories per day..

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