Healthy Lifestyle Before Pregnancy May Cut Gestational Diabetes Risk

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy lifestyle habits could prevent about half of all diabetes cases that develop during pregnancy, a new study finds.

Health Tip: Plan Ahead for Healthy Dinners

(HealthDay News) -- It can be difficult to find the time, energy and motivation to put together a healthy family dinner every night of the week.

Medical Implant Devices Skate Through Review Process, Studies Claim

MONDAY, Sept. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Every day, people receive medical implants -- artificial valves, hip replacements, surgical mesh and the like -- that may not have been rigorously tested before or after their approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, two new studies contend.

Health Tip: Keep Your Child's Weight Down

(HealthDay News) -- Children between ages 8 and 15 who are in the upper half of their normal weight range are more likely than their leaner peers to become obese or overweight as young adults, research shows.

Junk Food Cravings Linked to Brain Lapse

THURSDAY, Sept. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Can't resist that fat-filled goodie? You can blame it on a brain lapse.

Study: Family-Based Therapy Can Aid Those With Anorexia

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Family-based therapies can benefit teens with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa, a new study suggests.

Soda Giants Pledge to Make Calorie Cuts in Their Drinks

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The top U.S. soda makers have agreed to help reduce Americans' consumption of calories from sugary beverages by one-fifth during the next decade -- by shrinking drink sizes and marketing healthier options.

FDA Warns Doctors of Danger From Fake Drugs

TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of 'rogue' wholesale distributors selling fake or unapproved prescription drugs is growing, so doctors need to be vigilant when purchasing medicines, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Tuesday.

Blood Test for Yeast Infections Approved

TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The first blood test to detect five strains of yeast that cause rare blood infections in people with weakened immune systems has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Health Woes to Worsen Due to Climate Change, Study Warns

MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Coupled with worldwide marches demanding action on climate change, a new study warns that rising temperatures and altered weather patterns in the United States may soon exacerbate many existing health risks.