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  1. Train Your Brain to Choose Fruit Vs. French Fries

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- You may be able to convince your brain that healthy foods taste better than unhealthy ones, new research suggests. The study included eight overweight and obese people who were enrolled in a newly designed weight-loss prog

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  2. Action-Packed TV a Threat to Your Waistline?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Watching action shows on TV may be bad for your waistline, a new study contends. People eat much more snack food while watching action films and programs than something less exciting, according to the Cornell University re

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  3. Drug 'New Hope' Against Heart Failure: Expert

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, Aug. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a head-to-head comparison, an experimental drug was more effective than standard treatment at preventing deaths and hospitalizations in heart failure patients. According to the study authors, the trial was stopped e

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  4. Is Breakfast Really Your Most Important Meal?

    Sept. 2, 2014 -- Your mother might've told you breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Some recent reports, though, might make you think Mom’s take on breakfast is about as credible as other old wives’ tales. The reports that challenge the importance of breakfast say most studies linking it

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  5. Doctor-Shopping for Painkillers Common After This

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About one in five patients operated on for broken bones or other orthopedic trauma shops around for additional painkillers after surgery, a new study finds. Less-educated patients and patients who had used narcotic painkil

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  6. Many Foods' 'Trans-Fat-Free' Claims False: Study

    Aug. 29, 2014 -- Many processed foods contain more trans-fats than you might suspect, according to a New York City health department study. That's because many of the products that claim to be trans-fat-free actually contain some of the unhealthy fats. The researchers examined 4,340 top-selling pack

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  7. Monkey Trial Supports Ebola Drug

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental Ebola drug previously given to two American aid workers successfully cured a group of monkeys infected with the deadly virus in laboratory tests, researchers report. The drug, ZMapp, prompted recovery in

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  8. Biggest Ever Weekly Rise in Ebola Cases

    By HealthDay staff HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The West African Ebola outbreak took a more deadly turn Friday with the World Health Organization announcing an estimated 500 new cases this week -- the biggest jump in infections so far. Most of the new cases arose in L

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  9. Is Any Amount of Alcohol Good For Us?

    Aug. 29, 2014 -- To drink or not to drink? It's a question not easily answered, at least when it comes to our health. Although we’ve heard for years that moderate drinking is good for our hearts, several recent studies have questioned that long-held belief. And earlier this year, the World Health Or

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  10. Study Counters Critics of Plain Cigarette Packaging

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Selling cigarettes in plain packages doesn't increase the use of low-cost or illegal tobacco and doesn't harm sales in small stores, according to new research from Australia. Those problems were predicted by the tobacco in

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