- January 13th, 2012New Research Finds Walnuts Rank Highest in Antioxidant Content Among Nuts
During this time of year when diet and exercise are a top priority, more and more people are grabbing a handful of walnuts. According to new research published in Food and Function, researchers from The University of Scranton in Scranton, Pa., compared the amount of powerful antioxidants called polyphenols in nine types of roasted and raw nuts and two types of peanut butter, in an attempt
More Than $187,000 in Grants Awarded to Schools and Community Groups to Help Fight Childhood ObesityJanuary 13th, 2012
Obesity is a critical problem among America’s children. According to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in three children is obese or overweight, putting them on the road to lifelong chronic conditions like diabetes and heart disease.
- January 13th, 2012
If you or someone you care about is among the one in six Americans the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says is at risk for heart disease because of high blood cholesterol, you may be relieved to learn there are ways to reduce that risk.
- January 13th, 2012Grand Prize Winner Earns Trip To Luxury Spa Plus $5,000 School Donation
Soy milk has long been gaining ground as an alternative to dairy milk.
Corresponding with soy milk’s rising popularity, 8th Continent Soymilk has teamed up with TV Guide Network and its new series "Hollywood Girls Night" to launch a sweepstakes called "Lookin' Good, Feelin' Good."
Despite Increased Focus on Healthy Eating, More Than Half of American Households Eat Fast Food Two or More Times a MonthJanuary 12th, 201270 Percent Report Feeling Guilty and Bad When They Do
HealthyWomen, the nation's leading nonprofit health information source for women, and Allrecipes joined forces to survey home cooks about their healthy eating habits and, in particular, fast food consumption. Findings from the 1,563 persons polled, who were largely female, showed more than 56 percent ate at fast food restaurants at least several times a month.
- January 12th, 2012Psychologists warn of a rising public health dilemma, especially for high-risk groups
The American Psychological Association's (APA) newly released report, Stress in America: Our Health at Risk, paints a troubling picture of the impact stress has on the health of the country, especially caregivers and people living with a chronic illness such as obesity or depression.
- January 12th, 2012Survey finds just four percent of men wear sunscreen in the winter
While many Canadian men are layering up in flannel shirts and long johns this winter, results from a recent survey commissioned by the Melanoma Network of Canada show they are forgetting one important layer of protection: sunscreen. Just four per cent of men wear sunscreen in the winter, putting them at risk of developing skin cancer from winter sun exposure.
- January 12th, 2012General Mills Makes It Easier to Follow Dietary Guidelines
General Mills today announced it has reached a multi-year reformulation milestone across its portfolio of Big G cereals, more than 50 cereals with the white check.
- January 11th, 2012New flavor brings warm, fragrant sweetness to popular cereal, providing a delicious way to start the day
Kashi, the premier natural food and lifestyle company, today announced the addition of Kashi GOLEAN Crisp! Cinnamon Crumble cereal to its GOLEAN family of foods. The tasty cereal combines deliciously light and crispy whole grain clusters with natural cinnamon and then toasts them to perfection—making this breakfast a nutritious and satisfying way to begin each day.
- January 11th, 2012What the FDA and American Academy of Pediatrics Know About Children's OTC Cough and Cold Medications But You May Not
With cold and flu season officially upon us, now is the perfect time to review how to safely treat a child's cough and cold symptoms. You'd think it would be as easy as giving your child an over-the-counter pediatric cough or cold medicine but it's not, and the potential dangers to your child are nothing to sneeze at.