(HealthDay News) — A doctor may recommend a lactose-tolerance test if you suspect a problem digesting lactose from dairy products. Symptoms of lactose intolerance may include abdominal pain, bloating, gas and diarrhea. The test involves collecting a series of breath samples exhaled into a collector, or a series of blood samples drawn from your arm.…  read on >

(HealthDay News) — Your diet can play a role in brain health, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says. Research has found that foods in a typical Mediterranean diet can lead to better cognitive function, alertness and memory. The academy suggests adding these foods to your diet: Vegetables, including cruciferous varieties such as broccoli, cabbage…  read on >

With roughly 40 percent of Americans now obese, new research finds that one strategy may be helping Americans stay slim: calorie counts on restaurant menus. Following the passage of the Affordable Care Act of 2010, chain restaurants with 20 or more franchises must now list a meal’s calorie count on their menus and order boards.…  read on >

As Florence unleashes her full fury on the Carolinas, residents who stayed put need to know that flooding will be even more dangerous than the high winds of this hurricane. Making landfall near Wrightsville Beach, N.C., around 7 a.m. Friday, the category 1 hurricane was pounding the historic town of New Bern, which sits just…  read on >

Could that morning cup of joe bring a health boost to people battling kidney disease? According to new research involving nearly 5,000 people with chronic kidney disease, a hike in daily caffeine intake appeared to lower their odds of an early death. The benefit remained “even after considering other important factors such as age, gender,…  read on >

Many children are picky eaters, making every meal a challenge. But for some, the problem goes deeper than not liking vegetables or whole-wheat bread. According to a study in the journal Pediatrics, more than one in five kids between the ages of 2 and 6 are considered “selective eaters.” Most of them are moderately picky,…  read on >

High doses of folic acid do not protect pregnant women against a sometimes deadly complication called preeclampsia, a large trial suggests. The finding frustrates the search for an effective way to prevent preeclampsia, or dangerously high blood pressure in pregnancy, in women who are at high risk for it. “We thought we had something that…  read on >

THURSDAY, Sept. 13, 2018One in seven older veterans are sent home from the hospital with doses of blood pressure medications so high they can leave them feeling dizzy and at risk for falls, a new study finds. Prescribing higher doses of these drugs occurs even though half of the patients had their blood pressure controlled…  read on >

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12, 2018Almost two dozen new cancer treatments received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval in the past year, a new report reveals. These treatments include innovative immunotherapies that target cancer cells (called CAR T-cell therapies) and targeted radiotherapies, according to the report from the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). Government-funded research is…  read on >

Dairy foods might be your ticket to better heart health, even if you’re drinking whole milk and eating rich cheeses, a new study suggests. The study couldn’t prove cause-and-effect, but folks who ate three servings of dairy per day had an overall lower risk of death during the study period than people who ate no…  read on >