Happier Mealtimes, Healthier Eating for Kids

THURSDAY, Oct. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Parents who struggle to get their children to follow a healthy diet may want to make dinnertime a pleasant experience, new research suggests. The study found a happier emotional atmosphere during meals allows preschoolers to make healthier food choices. “Having more positive mealtimes, where people are enjoying themselves,…

Dance Your Way to a Healthier Aging Brain

THURSDAY, Oct. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Dance classes may beat traditional exercise when it comes to improving older adults’ balance — and it might enhance brain areas related to memory and learning along the way. That’s the finding of a small study that compared dance lessons against standard exercise — including brisk walking —…

How to Talk to Someone With Cancer

THURSDAY, Oct. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) — For people diagnosed with cancer, communication with family members plays a vital role in their health and well-being, according to an expert from San Diego State University. After studying this issue for a decade, communications professor Wayne Beach concluded that cancer patients benefit from continuous positive dialogue. “Cancer…

How to Talk to Someone With Cancer

THURSDAY, Oct. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) — For people diagnosed with cancer, communication with family members plays a vital role in their health and well-being, according to an expert from San Diego State University. After studying this issue for a decade, communications professor Wayne Beach concluded that cancer patients benefit from continuous positive dialogue. “Cancer…

Scientists Spot Genes Behind Skin Color

THURSDAY, Oct. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Humans come in a range of colors, and new research is getting a step closer to how that happens. Newly identified gene variants tied to skin colors among Africans could offer insights into human evolution. The findings could also boost scientists’ understanding of skin cancer and other conditions,…