U.S. Kids Getting Fewer Daily Calories From Fast Food

MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- American children are getting fewer calories a day from fast food restaurants, but one-third still eat ready-to-go pizza, chicken and burgers on a daily basis, a new study finds.

Processed Foods the Biggest Chunk of Calories in U.S. Groceries: Study

SUNDAY, March 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Highly processed foods account for more than 60 percent of the calories in products Americans routinely buy in grocery stores, a new study finds.

Weight-Loss Surgery Might Reduce Serious Asthma Flare-Ups

FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In obese people with asthma, weight-loss surgery has been linked to a significant reduction in serious asthma flare-ups, new research suggests.

Health Tip: Monitoring Your Weight

(HealthDay News) -- Even if you've successfully lost weight, a few slip-ups here and there may put you on a road back to weight gain.

Midlife Fitness May Be a Real Cancer Fighter for Men

THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fit middle-aged men appear less likely to develop lung and colon cancer in later life than their out-of-shape peers. And if they do develop cancer, they are more likely to beat it, a new study suggests.

3 Drinks Per Day May Raise Liver Cancer Risk, But Coffee Lowers It

THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who have three or more alcoholic drinks per day could be raising their odds for liver cancer, according to a report from a panel of experts.

Obesity, Smoking, Drinking, Depression: All Linked to Low Back Pain

WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People suffering from lower back pain who smoke, drink, are depressed or are obese may be able to ease their agony by making some lifestyle changes, a new study suggests.

Athletes Need to Guard Against Skin Woes

TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sprains and fractures aren't the only hazards athletes face. Certain skin problems are also common among sports enthusiasts.

Second 'Tommy John' Surgery Is No Win for Pitchers

TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having a second elbow ligament reconstruction surgery appears to lower professional baseball pitchers' performance and shorten their careers, a new study finds.

Young Pitchers Often Pressured to Play Despite Pain, Study Says

TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young baseball players feel pressure from parents or coaches to continue playing despite arm pain, and many parents are unaware of guidelines to reduce injury risk, a pair of recent studies found.