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  1. Law Curbing Fast Food Didn't Cut Obesity Rates

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A Los Angeles law that restricts the opening of new fast food restaurants in poor areas has not lowered obesity rates among people who live in those neighborhoods, a new study finds. "The South Los Angeles fast food ban

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  2. Plain Packaging Laws Might Spur Smokers to Quit

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Legislation that strips cigarette packaging of all brand-specific design may boost the number of smokers who want to try quitting, a new Australian survey reveals. Researchers polled more than 5,000 Australian adults betwe

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  3. Decline in U.S. Tuberculosis Rates Slows: CDC

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As health officials in Kansas struggle with an outbreak of tuberculosis at a local high school, federal officials reported Thursday that the annual decline in U.S. cases is slowing. In 2014, there were slightly more tha

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  4. IVF Children May Have Higher Odds of Autism

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children conceived through assisted reproductive technology, such as in vitro fertilization, are twice as likely to have autism as those conceived without assistance, a new study finds. But researchers only found an a

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  5. Yoga May Help Ease Depression in Pregnant Women

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that yoga may help ease depression in pregnant women. "This is really about trying to develop a wider range of options that suit women who are experiencing these kind of symptoms during pregnancy,"

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  6. Can Fish Oil Help Boys With ADHD Pay Attention?

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Boys with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder may benefit from the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish and some vegetable oils, a small European study suggests. Those who regularly ate an omega-3-loaded margarine e

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  7. Dozens Test Positive for TB at Kansas High School

    March 19, 2015 -- More than two dozen people have tested positive for tuberculosis at a Kansas high school. More than 300 students and staff at Olathe Northwest High School were tested last week after a reported case of TB at the school. The testing identified 27 more people with TB infection, the K

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  8. A Sense of Purpose May Benefit Your Brain

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having a strong sense of purpose in life may lower the likelihood of brain tissue damage in older adults, new research suggests. Autopsies conducted among adults in their 80s revealed that those who felt their lives had me

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  9. Why Isn't There Any Cheap, Generic Insulin?

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research examines why people with diabetes who depend on injections of lifesaving insulin still have no cheaper generic options to treat their disease. "Surprisingly, this issue has not been talked about, so we're

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  10. Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Dinners Recalled

    March 18, 2015 -- About 242,000 cases of original flavor Macaroni & Cheese dinners are being recalled because some boxes may contain small metal pieces, Kraft Foods says. The company said the recalled products include 7.25-ounce boxes, 3-pack boxes, and 4-pack and 5-pack wrapped boxes of 7.25-ounce

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