Not So Sweet: New Sugar Limits for Kids Announced – Live Science

Kids in the United States are sweet on sugar, but a major health organization is issuing new guidelines to curb children’s consumption of sugary foods and beverages. In the first of three new recommendations from the American Heart Association (AHA), a panel of health and nutrition experts suggested that children ages 2 […]

Women with dense breasts may need annual mammograms – Fox News

While most older women might not need breast cancer screening with mammography more often than every three years, some women with dense breasts may need mammograms every year, U.S. research suggests. Among women aged 50 to 74, those without a high risk for breast cancer or dense breast tissue didn’t have an increase in […]

Seychelles: Health Authorities Carry Out Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign –

By Patsy Athanase and Betymie Bonnelame Victoria, Seychelles — The Seychelles’ Ministry of Health on Friday began a vaccination campaign against yellow fever, a response to an epidemic in mainland Africa, says a top official. The campaign will last for three months. An estimated 55,000 Seychellois — a little over half of the Seychelles’ population […]

Virginia health officials warn of hepatitis A in strawberry smoothies from Tropical Smoothie Cafe – Roanoke Times

Posted: Saturday, August 20, 2016 9:22 pm Virginia health officials warn of hepatitis A in strawberry smoothies from Tropical Smoothie Cafe By Ali Rockett Richmond Times-Dispatch Virginia Department of Health offices say a cluster of hepatitis A cases may be associated with smoothies from Tropical Smoothie Cafe locations in Virginia. Testing linked the illnesses […]

Why we scoff when McDonald’s hands out fitness trackers – Washington Post

McDonald’s briefly offered Step-it Activity Bands in Happy Meals. They were discontinued after reports that they irritated children’s skin. (Ian Hardy/ McDonald’s plan to get children active by providing them with fitness trackers ended almost as quickly as it started. The fast-food company replaced the toys in its Happy Meals with pedometers, but soon scrapped the devices after “limited” reports surfaced […]

Good match not always needed for living donor kidney transplant – Fox News

Transplanting a mismatched kidney from a living donor may lower the risk of death more than not doing a transplant at all, according to a new study that could open the door to more operations. A long-term study found that transplant recipients whose immune systems were technically incompatible to the donated kidney – because […]

More Than Half of What Americans Eat Is ‘Ultra-Processed’ – The Atlantic

More Than Half of What Americans Eat Is ‘Ultra-Processed’ – The Atlantic

These “formulations” include (among so many other things) breakfast cereals, instant soup, soft drinks, and frozen meals. Using data from more than 9,000 people who participated in a nationally representative survey, the researchers found that 57.9 percent of people’s calorie intake, on average, came from ultra-processed foods. Minimally processed or unprocessed foods—meat, plants, eggs, pasta, […]