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Trans fats may hurt memory

Artificial trans fats in processed foods, which were all but banned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week, may interfere with memory, according to a new study.

British study links chocolate with fewer heart attacks, strokes

New research has found that devoted consumers of chocolate — including some who eat the equivalent of about two standard candy bars a day — are 11 percent less likely than those who eat little to no chocolate to have heart attacks and strokes, and 25 percent less likely to die of cardiovascular disease.
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Most Americans still don’t use sunscreen

Despite years of public health messages, barely one third of Americans use sunscreen regularly, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Osteoporosis linked to higher risk of deafness

People with osteoporosis may be almost twice as likely to develop sudden hearing loss, compared to people without the bone disease, according to researchers in Taiwan.

Vaccine not linked to autism

The measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine is not linked to development of autism spectrum disorders, even among children considered to be at risk, a large new study finds.

Study shows how human bodily bacteria is changing

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Everyone’s body is brimming with bacteria, and these microbes do plenty of good things like building the immune system and helping digestion. But modern diets, antibiotics and hygiene seem to be reducing the range of microbes occupying our anatomy.

Kraft revamping iconic macaroni & cheese

Kraft Foods Group Inc. on Monday said it is revamping its family-friendly macaroni and cheese meal, removing synthetic colors and preservatives from the popular boxed dinner.