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According to a new report from the CDC, almost half of American adults have been on a diet in the past year.

Half of American adults went on diet in past year

According to a new report from the CDC, almost half of American adults have been on a diet in the past year.

July 23, 2018, 6:05am Health

Dieting has become the new normal in the U.S. Read story

A screenshot of a GoFundMe page for Alexi Ryann Stafford.

Teen dies of peanut allergy; packaging cited

A screenshot of a GoFundMe page for Alexi Ryann Stafford.

July 20, 2018, 3:09pm Health

The mother of a Weston teenager who died after taking a bite from a Chips Ahoy cookie containing peanut butter is reaching out to fellow parents on Facebook to spread awareness about the brands’ packaging for cookies with allergens. Read story

Study finds diet soda linked to lower risk of colon cancer recurrence

July 20, 2018, 10:52am Health

A new study by Yale University researchers found people who drank diet soda after beating colon cancer were less likely to see a recurrence and less likely to die than those who didn’t drink diet soda. Read story

A shopper looks over the milk aisle at the Hunger Mountain Co-op in Montpelier, Vt.

Soy “milk” makers may need to find alternative description

A shopper looks over the milk aisle at the Hunger Mountain Co-op in Montpelier, Vt.

July 18, 2018, 8:43am Health

Soy and almond drinks that bill themselves as “milk” may need to consider alternative language after a top regulator suggested the agency may start cracking down on use of the term. Read story

Mom blames teen’s death on packaging for peanut cookies

July 17, 2018, 9:37am Health

A Florida mother blames the death of her 15-year-old daughter on what she calls confusing packaging for Reese's Chips Ahoy cookies. Read story

Eating nuts as part of a regular diet significantly improves the quality and function of human sperm.

Nutrition in nuts may help boost sperm count

Eating nuts as part of a regular diet significantly improves the quality and function of human sperm.

July 16, 2018, 6:05am Health

Eating nuts as part of a regular diet significantly improves the quality and function of human sperm, researchers in Spain found. Read story

In this Monday, July 9, 2018 photo a “USDA Organic” label is printed on a milk carton in Walpole, Mass. The USDA Organic label generally signifies a product is made without synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, and that animals are raised according to certain standards. But disputes over the rules and reports of fraud may have some questioning whether the seal is worth the price.

Is ‘organic’ seal worth it amid standards disputes?

In this Monday, July 9, 2018 photo a “USDA Organic” label is printed on a milk carton in Walpole, Mass. The USDA Organic label generally signifies a product is made without synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, and that animals are raised according to certain standards. But disputes over the rules and reports of fraud may have some questioning whether the seal is worth the price.

July 15, 2018, 6:02am Business

Is paying more for organic milk, meat or a can of beans worth it? Read story

Using straws when drinking beverages has been thought to increase sugar or alcohol consumption. Neither theory has been proven scientifically.

Straws not just bad for the ocean

Using straws when drinking beverages has been thought to increase sugar or alcohol consumption. Neither theory has been proven scientifically.

July 9, 2018, 6:05am Health

Just a few years ago, you automatically received a straw with any cold takeout drink and probably didn’t think twice about it. No longer. Seattle is the latest city to join at least a dozen others across the United States in banning plastic straws. McDonald’s in the United Kingdom and… Read story

This Thursday, March 29, 2018 photo shows a cup of coffee at a cafe in Los Angeles. A 10-year study released on Monday, July 2, 2018 shows that coffee drinkers had a lower risk of death than abstainers, including those who downed at least eight cups daily. The benefit was seen with instant, ground, decaf, and in people with genetic glitches affecting how their bodies use caffeine.

Fresh grounds for coffee: Study shows it may boost longevity

This Thursday, March 29, 2018 photo shows a cup of coffee at a cafe in Los Angeles. A 10-year study released on Monday, July 2, 2018 shows that coffee drinkers had a lower risk of death than abstainers, including those who downed at least eight cups daily. The benefit was seen with instant, ground, decaf, and in people with genetic glitches affecting how their bodies use caffeine.

July 2, 2018, 9:55am Health

Go ahead and have that cup of coffee, maybe even several more. New research shows it may boost chances for a longer life, even for those who down at least eight cups daily. Read story

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Drink in 4 tips for summer hydration

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July 2, 2018, 6:02am Health

My daughter suggested I write a column about hydration. Great idea, since a road trip through drought-stricken New Mexico and Arizona was on the horizon. No worries. We remembered to pack plenty of bottled water in the ice chest. Read story