NIH Experts Cast Doubt on Rat Study Linking Cellphones, Tumors

FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Experts at the U.S. National Institutes of Health are questioning the validity of a widely reported study in rats that linked cellphone radiation to tumors.

 Tai Chi: Rx for Arthritic Knees

MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Legions of arthritis sufferers try physical therapy and anti-inflammatory drugs to no avail. Now, a new study looks East for relief -- to the martial art tai chi.

 FDA Unveils Makeover of Nutrition Facts Label

FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The Nutrition Facts panel on packaged foods in the United States is about to get a long-awaited facelift, with a redesign emphasizing realistic portion sizes and added sugars.

 Folic Acid for Moms-to-Be Not as Effective as Thought?

FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Fortifying cereals, grains and flour with folic acid has not protected against the risk of certain birth defects as much as experts thought it would, a large, new study suggests.

 More Children Accidently Poisoned by 'Essential Oils'

FRIDAY, May 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children are increasingly at risk from essential oils that are often used in natural remedies, a Tennessee poison center reports.

 Many Breast Cancer Patients Try Alternative Medicine First: Study

THURSDAY, May 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women with early stage breast cancer who turn to alternative medicine may delay recommended chemotherapy, a new study suggests.

 Too Much Folic Acid in Pregnancy Tied to Raised Autism Risk in Study

WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women are encouraged to get plenty of folic acid in their diet or through vitamin supplements, to protect their babies against birth defects of the brain and spinal cord.

 Meditation May Sharpen Memory

TUESDAY, May 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A regular meditation practice might benefit older adults beginning to notice memory problems, a small pilot study finds.

 Restrictive Diets May Cause Thyroid Troubles in Young Kids

TUESDAY, May 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Two cases of children who developed iodine deficiency highlight the risks of putting too many restrictions on young kids' diets, researchers say.

 4 Ways You Can Cut Smog in Your Town

WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Those hazy days of summer may mean high smog levels for some northeastern U.S. states, but you can help reduce air pollution where you live, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says.