High-Salt Diets May Raise Heart Risks for Kidney Patients

TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with chronic kidney disease face higher odds of heart attack or stroke if they have high-salt diets, a new study suggests.

Living Near Fast-Food Places Hurts Less-Educated Most

MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Living in a neighborhood full of fast-food outlets is especially unhealthy for people who are poorly educated, a new British study suggests.

FDA Unveils Makeover of Nutrition Facts Label

FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The Nutrition Facts panel on packaged foods in the United States is about to get a long-awaited facelift, with a redesign emphasizing realistic portion sizes and added sugars.

Fatty Foods During Teen Years May Influence Later Breast Cancer Risk

THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who eat high amounts of saturated fats or low amounts of healthier mono- and polyunsaturated fats tend to have denser breasts 15 years later, new research suggests.

FDA Approves New Drug to Treat Bladder Cancer

THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug to treat bladder cancer was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday.

Health Tip: Going Low-Calorie?

(HealthDay News) -- Calorie restriction sounds like the right idea when you want to lose weight. But cutting too many calories isn't helpful and could backfire.

Could Spuds Be Bad for Blood Pressure?

TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Potatoes are a popular staple of the American diet, but eating too many -- whether boiled, baked, mashed or fried -- may raise the risk for high blood pressure, a new study suggests.

Why Pleasant Mealtimes Could Be Key to Alzheimer's Care

TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Making meals more enjoyable for people with dementia might reduce their risk of malnutrition and dehydration, researchers report.

Genetically Modified Crops Are Safe: Review

TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Genetically modified crops pose no apparent risk to human health, an extensive study released Tuesday by a U.S. science advisory board has concluded.

Joe Montana Scoring Points Against Heart Disease

TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- After retiring from a long and illustrious pro football career that included four Super Bowl championships, quarterback Joe Montana abandoned his decades-long habit of daily exercise.