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July 05, 2016

Health Tip: Recognizing Risk Factors for Plantar Fasciitis

(HealthDay News) -- Plantar fasciitis occurs when the tendon in the bottom of the foot becomes inflamed and painful.

Health Tip: Packing for a Picnic

(HealthDay News) -- Don't let contaminated food spoil your summer picnic. Make sure your edibles are safely packed.

Study Hints at HPV Vaccine's Cancer Prevention Promise

MONDAY, July 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine appears to prevent abnormalities that can lead to cervical cancer, a new study shows.

Junk Food Ads Sway Kids' Preferences

TUESDAY, July 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Any parent who's ever endured a whining child begging for that colorful box of cereal won't be surprised by a new study's findings: Children are more likely to eat junk food when they've seen ads for unhealthy foods and beverages.

Pregnancy Flu Shot Protects Newborn for 8 Weeks: Study

TUESDAY, July 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A flu shot during pregnancy protects newborns against the flu for about two months after birth, a new study finds.

Study Cites the Fats That Could Shorten Your Life

TUESDAY, July 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Hold the butter, margarine and high-fat dairy: A new study supports the notion that these "saturated" fats are bad for you.

Savvy Marketing Gets School Kids to Snap Up Veggies

TUESDAY, July 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While clever marketing can steer kids towards junk food, a new study shows that creative advertising can also prompt more kids to eat veggies.

Is U.S. Government Subsidizing Fattening Foods?

TUESDAY, July 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans get more than half of their daily calories from seven farm foods that are subsidized by the U.S. government, but a new study suggests those subsidies may be contributing to the obesity epidemic.

Health Highlights: July 5, 2016

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Now Pasta Is Good for Your Diet?

TUESDAY, July 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pasta may have gotten a bad rap. New research suggests pasta -- specifically noodles in this study -- might actually help you lose weight.

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