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.

For Pastors, It's Easy to Pack on the Pounds

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Stress, long hours and low pay are among the reasons why more than one-third of clergy in the United States are obese, according to a new study that also identified a number of ways that pastors can reduce their risk of obesity.

Health Tip: Trimming Calories From Your Dinner Plate

(HealthDay News) -- If you want a simple way to cut down on calories, start with some easy substitutions on your dinner plate.

Vitamin D May Boost Colon Cancer Survival, Study Finds

MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Higher vitamin D levels in patients with advanced colon cancer appear to improve response to chemotherapy and targeted anti-cancer drugs, researchers say.

Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Risk of Preterm Birth in Study

THURSDAY, Jan. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have low blood levels of vitamin D during pregnancy are more likely to give birth prematurely, a new study suggests.

Cooler Temps May Boost Calorie-Burning 'Brown Fat,' Mouse Study Suggests

THURSDAY, Jan. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cold temperatures may raise levels of calorie-burning "brown fat" in your body, a new study conducted with mice suggests.

Despite Resolutions, Food Bills Go UpAfter New Year's

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- So New Year's Day has come and gone, leaving millions with resolutions to finally shed some pounds.

Overweight Teens Who Lose Weight for Health More Likely to Succeed: Study

MONDAY, Jan. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight teens trying to lose weight for their own well-being are more likely to succeed than those who do it to impress or please others, according to a new study.