Children's Health and Wellness

Artificial Sweeteners: Are They Good for You and Your Waistline?

More people are choosing artificial sweeteners over sugar. Such sweeteners aim to tame your sweet tooth while helping you consume fewer calories. Yet recent research suggests these sugar substitutes may not be that good at helping you manage your weight.

Screenings May Help Trim Childhood Obesity

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently updated its recommendation on screening for obesity in children.

3 Foods for a Healthier You

Certain foods may help you live a longer, healthier life, especially when that food is part of a nutritious diet. Here's a roundup of 3 recent studies on the power of food.

More Adults Struggling with IBD

An upset stomach from time to time is normal. But having constant belly pain, diarrhea, and unexplained weight loss may be signs of inflammatory bowel disease—or IBD for short. The latest data shows this chronic disorder is afflicting more people than ever before.

Psoriasis May Hit Men Harder

The red, scaly patches of psoriasis can be hard to deal with. Often covering skin around the elbows, knees, and scalp, the lesions may be itchy and painful. Men may especially struggle with this skin problem. So suggests a recent study of more than 5,400 adults with the disease.

Deadliest Skin Cancer on the Rise

Over your lifetime, you’ll likely spend umpteen hours in the sun. As a result, your skin will be exposed to harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. This fact is mainly why skin cancer is the most common type of cancer worldwide. And according to a recent study, more adults in the U.S. may end up with melanoma, the deadliest form of this skin disease.

3 Good Reasons to Not Skip Out on Sleep

You’ve probably heard a lot about how much sleep you need—typically 7 to 8 hours for adults. But the quality of your sleep matters, too. So what exactly is considered a good night’s rest?

Many People Still Misusing Prescription Painkillers

Potent pills like opioids can ease many painful ailments. But many people still misuse these medicines despite the danger, says a recent study.

Could Your Child Have High Blood Pressure?

You may think high blood pressure is a health burden only for adults. But it can strike children, too, especially if they are overweight or obese.

Try These Tactics for Better Diabetes Care

Living with diabetes can be a challenge. Researchers are always looking for new ways to help people with the disease. Some strategies focus on new medicines or forms of insulin. Others give those with diabetes more power to better self-manage the condition. Here are 3 of those tactics.

Is a Gluten-Free Diet a Good Choice?

On a trip to the grocery store, you may have seen foods labeled “gluten-free.” These products help people with celiac disease get the nutrients they need. A recent study found more and more people are choosing to eat these foods, even if they may not need to do so.

Have Chronic Pain? Medicine Isn’t Your Only Choice

To ease chronic discomfort, you may turn right away to medicine. But unconventional treatments may work, too. These include complementary methods like yoga and acupuncture.