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It’s time to rethink kids getting their tonsils out

New research on the long-term effects of removing tonsils and adenoids in childhood finds that the operations are associated with increased respiratory, …

This diet may boost heart health, even with red meat

Adopting a Mediterranean-style eating pattern improves heart health, with or without reducing red meat intake, as long as the meat is lean and unprocessed, …

High-tech wound therapy doesn’t beat old-school option

Compared to standard dressings, high-tech negative pressure wound therapy devices don’t improve patient recovery from open leg fractures, new research shows. …

6 questions about the big risks of softball pitching

Although fast-pitch softball may be less risky than youth baseball, the potential for injury still exists. Youth baseball leagues often have fairly strict …

13 signs your teen may have an eating disorder

About 20 million women and 10 million men in the United States suffer from eating disorders, which range from the more commonly known anorexia nervosa and …

Can graphic warnings steer us away from junk food?

Graphic and negative messages on food packages could be a way to keep us from grabbing an unhealthy snack, a new study shows. Junk food has little to recommend …

Tips to eat healthy on a budget

Processed foods are cheaper and may be your solace when you are operating on a tight on a tight budget but they are unhealthy because they contain a lot of …

We neglect this factor when choosing healthy food

The perceived healthiness of a food tends to influence people more than a food’s portion size, research finds. Encouraging people to compare different …

Magnifying glasses and protecting your eyesight

Magnifying glasses have been around for quite a while and they were the base on which most of the modern optical instruments were designed. They are …

Early obesity may lead to school-age cognitive trouble

Children on the threshold of obesity or overweight in the first two years of life had lower perceptual reasoning and working memory scores than lean children …