Calcium Supplements Might Raise Older Women's Dementia Risk

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking calcium supplements with the hope of keeping osteoporosis at bay may raise an older woman's risk of dementia, a new study suggests.

U.S. Kids Don't Make the Grade on Heart Health

THURSDAY, Aug. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Most American children fall short of ideal heart health, a new American Heart Association scientific statement says.

Even Poorer Nations Not Immune to High Blood Pressure

MONDAY, Aug. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For the first time ever, high blood pressure rates are higher in low- and middle-income countries than in high-income countries, researchers say.

Vitamin D Levels May Fall When Women Stop Taking Birth Control

THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D levels may drop after women stop using birth control pills or other contraceptives with estrogen, researchers report.

Health Tip: Opt for Healthier Beverages

(HealthDay News) -- Some drinks can be a significant source of unnecessary calories and sugar. But there are healthier ways to quench your thirst.

Lots of Red Meat, an Earlier Grave?

MONDAY, Aug. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you turn to red meat as your main source of protein, you could be shortening your life, a new study suggests.

FDA Renews Call to Reduce Salt in Processed Foods

FRIDAY, July 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans eat way too much salt, and one reason why is that processed and prepared foods have a lot of hidden salt, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

Healthy Fats Can Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes: Study

TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Eating more healthy fats, like nuts, seeds and vegetable oils, while limiting animal fats and refined carbohydrates, can help prevent or control type 2 diabetes, new research suggests.

Cutting Down on Sweets Can Help Kids' Hearts

TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cutting sugar -- not calories -- is the key to reducing the risk of heart disease among obese children, a new study suggests.

Health Tip: Go Easy on the Condiments

(HealthDay News) -- Condiments can quickly add fat, calories, sugar and salt to your diet without providing much nutritional value.