FDA Warns of Joint Pain Tied to Common Type 2 Diabetes Drugs

FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Use of a class of widely prescribed medications for type 2 diabetes is tied to severe joint pain in some patients, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned on Friday.

FDA Approves Repatha for High Cholesterol

FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Repatha (evolocumab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the second non-statin drug in its class approved to treat high cholesterol.

FDA Approves Second Drug in New Class of Cholesterol-Lowering Medications

THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved a second drug that's part of a potent new class of medications that sharply cut levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol.

Healthier School Meals Offered Across U.S., Feds Finds

THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most U.S. schools are offering healthier meals that feature more fruits and vegetables, more whole grains and less salt, a new government study reports.

Health Tip: If Allergic to Eggs

(HealthDay News) -- People who are allergic to eggs don't have to miss out on the tasty versatility that eggs offer.

Medical Groups Endorse Early Exposure to Peanut Products for High-Risk Infants

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Infants at high risk for peanut allergies should be given foods containing peanuts before they reach the age of 1 year, a new consensus statement from 10 medical groups states.

Many Kids Tossing Fruits, Veggies in Trash Since New U.S. School Lunch Rules

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More fruits and vegetables ended up in the garbage after the U.S. government introduced a rule requiring fruits and vegetables to be included with school lunches, a new study finds.

Health Tip: Coping With a Bump on the Back of the Heel

(HealthDay News) -- Haglund's deformity is characterized by a benign bump that forms at the back of the heel. It's common among women who wear high heels, having earned the nickname "pump bump."

Many Parents Put 'Food Pressure' on Their Kids, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research finds that parents of overweight kids are more likely to restrict their children's food intake -- a potentially bad idea -- if they themselves are carrying extra pounds.

Healthy Breakfast Is Essential for Kids

FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who skip breakfast will be nutritionally short-changed all day, an expert says.