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.

Could a Low-Salt Diet Hurt Your Health?

FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A controversial new study contends that a low-salt diet could be dangerous for your heart health.

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.

Folic Acid for Moms-to-Be Not as Effective as Thought?

FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Fortifying cereals, grains and flour with folic acid has not protected against the risk of certain birth defects as much as experts thought it would, a large, new study suggests.

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.

Too Much Folic Acid in Pregnancy Tied to Raised Autism Risk in Study

WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women are encouraged to get plenty of folic acid in their diet or through vitamin supplements, to protect their babies against birth defects of the brain and spinal cord.

Restrictive Diets May Cause Thyroid Troubles in Young Kids

TUESDAY, May 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Two cases of children who developed iodine deficiency highlight the risks of putting too many restrictions on young kids' diets, researchers say.

Health Tip: Trim Daily Calories

(HealthDay News) -- Experts say to lose a pound a week, you'll need to cut 3,500 calories during that span. But how can you do so without feeling hungry?

Fatty Foods, Drowsy Days

TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Men who eat a lot of fatty foods may find themselves needing an afternoon nap, a new study suggests.

Even Non-Obese Report Better Mood, Sex Drive After Dieting

MONDAY, May 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Dieting might help improve your health, mood, sex drive and stress levels even if you're not obese, a new clinical trial reports.