Low Vitamin D Levels in Stroke Survivors a Bad Sign, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Low vitamin D levels are linked to an increased risk of suffering a severe stroke and poor health in stroke survivors, new research finds.

Proposed Dietary Guidelines Not a Green Light to Eat What You Want

THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who follow a heart-healthy diet won't see much change in their eating habits if, as reported, this year's U.S. Dietary Guidelines report rescinds previous warnings against eating certain cholesterol-rich foods, dietitians say.

Low Vitamin D Levels in Childhood May Raise Heart Risks: Study

TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who had low vitamin D levels as children and teens may be more likely to have hardening of the arteries, a new study suggests.

Residential Treatment Program Helps Obese Kids Lose Weight, Study Finds

MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Extremely obese kids in an intensive 10-month residential treatment program lost more weight than their counterparts, and appeared to reverse artery damage that could lead to clogged arteries and heart disease, according to a new study from Belgium.

Health Tip: Handling Your Child's Fears About Weight

(HealthDay News) -- What does a parent do if you hear your child lament, "I'm fat?"

Weight Gain or Loss Linked to Fracture Risk in Older Women

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of broken bones increases with both weight gain and loss in older women, according to a new study.

Soda Habit May Prompt Early Puberty in Girls, Study Suggests

TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Girls who consume a lot of sugary drinks may enter puberty earlier than girls who don't, Harvard researchers report.

A Bit More Salt Each Day May Not Harm Older Adults

MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Consuming a "modest" amount of salt might not harm older adults, but any more than that can damage health, a new study finds.

Pizza Takes a Slice Out of Kids' Health, Study Finds

MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- On the days your kids eat pizza, they likely take in more calories, fat and sodium than on other days, a new study found.

Neural Tube Defects, Such as Spina Bifida, on the Decline: CDC

THURSDAY, Jan. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Serious birth defects of the brain and spine called neural tube defects have fallen 35 percent in the United States since mandatory folic acid fortification of enriched grain products was introduced in 1998, federal officials reported Thursday.