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  • Menus will sport new calorie labels for alcohol

    Menus will sport new calorie labels for alcohol

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    Don't want to be confronted with the number of calories in that margarita or craft beer? Then avoid the menu and order at the bar.New menu labeling rules from the Food and Drug Administration will require chain restaurants with 20 or more outlets to…

  • Cases of most common STD fell for first time in 30 years

    Cases of most common STD fell for first time in 30 years

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    For the first time in three decades, the nation's most common sexually transmitted disease is a little less common.Health officials on Tuesday said the rate and number of chlamydia (kluh-MID'-ee-uh) cases fell last year, by 1.5 percent. But there were still 1.4 million new…

  • 10 sleep compatibility problems, solved

    10 sleep compatibility problems, solved

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    A good night's rest can be hard enough to get on your own. Add in the challenge of sleeping with a partner who snores, hogs the covers, or can only nod off to the sound of the nightly news—or has issues with your sleep patterns…

  • Decisions, delays keep patients from timely stroke treatment

    Decisions, delays keep patients from timely stroke treatment

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    Time is critical when someone has a stroke, but care can be delayed when victims, bystanders or even health workers don’t recognize the emergency, a new study in the UK finds.Better public awareness of the signs of stroke and the importance of seeking immediate…

  • Congress relaxes whole grain standards for schools

    Congress relaxes whole grain standards for schools

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    Congress is taking some whole grains off the school lunch line.A massive year-end spending bill released Tuesday doesn't allow schools to opt out of healthier school meal standards championed by first lady Michelle Obama, as House Republicans had sought. But it would ease standards…

  • Sleep problems may increase risk of dementia

    Sleep problems may increase risk of dementia

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    People who have been diagnosed with sleep apnea or have trouble sleeping deeply may be at more risk of developing dementia, a new study suggests. The study, published Wednesday in the journal of American Academy of Neurology, found people who don’t have reduced oxygen in…

  • After colon cancer, activity is linked to better survival

    After colon cancer, activity is linked to better survival

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    More leisure activity - like tennis or jogging – and less TV-time after a colon cancer diagnosis was linked with better survival in a new study.It was an observational study and can’t prove cause and effect, but cancer survivors who watched more than five…

  • Risk study on mining town finds even small amount of asbestos exposure can lead to lung problems

    Risk study on mining town finds even small amount of asbestos exposure can lead to lung problems

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    A long-delayed risk study for a Montana mining town where hundreds have died from asbestos exposure concludes that even a minuscule amount of the substance can lead to lung problems.The 328-page document released Monday will determine when work can end on the cleanup of…

  • Older women who exercise outdoors more likely to stick with it

    Older women who exercise outdoors more likely to stick with it

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    Outdoor workouts left women in a better mood and kept them exercising longer than counterparts who exercised indoors, according to a small study from Canada.Results of the three-month trial involving women in their 50s and 60s suggest that outdoor exercise programs should be promoted…

  • Mediterranean diet linked to slower aging

    Mediterranean diet linked to slower aging

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    Women who eat a Mediterranean-style diet may live longer than those who don't, according to new study that looked at one marker of aging.Women in the study who ate more Mediterranean foods— such as vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes, unrefined grains, fish and olive oil—…

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