MONDAY, Feb. 6, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Genes may have a strong influence over whether kids develop an eating disorder marked by extremely limited food choices, a new study finds. The study focused on a condition called avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID). It’s a relatively new diagnosis that describesContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Jan. 10, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Continuing a decades-long trend, the percentage of American women who’ve ever had a child declined again in the latest figures from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “A lower percentage of women aged 15 to 44 in 2015–2019 had ever hadContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Dec. 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Many young U.S. adults are estranged from their parents, at least temporarily — with the father/child bond being especially fragile. Those are among the findings of a new national study that tracked thousands of parent-child relationships from the 1990s to recent years. ResearchersContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Dec. 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) — One might expect identical twins to have the same health outcomes. But it’s not just genetics that makes a notable difference in their weight and in how their genes behave, according to a new study. Exercise can alter genetic markers of metabolic diseaseContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Millions of Americans will enjoy a hot, nutritious Thanksgiving meal thanks to their local food pantry, often staffed by volunteers. Now, new research spotlights just how important these charities are. Families who rely on pantries for food assistance come away with $600 toContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The whole family — even the youngest members — can take part in Thanksgiving’s hours of food preparation by following some safety tips. The nation’s leading pediatrics organization offers some holiday advice for families with young children. “There’s a lot of excitement andContinue Reading