Health

03/12/2012

Reducing stress in your life

How do you reduce stress in your life?  Doctors say we can't live without it but you've got to learn methods to protect yourself from its harmful effects.  Eyewitness News wants to know what you think.  Post your comments (below) and they could appear on Eyewitness News First at 4 p.m.  

02/16/2012

Food labels

Do you pay attention to what's in your kid's foods?  Do you read all the ingredients on the food labels?  Dangerous amounts of arsenic were found in organic powdered formula whose top ingredient was brown rice syrup.  Eyewitness News wants to know what you think.  Post your comments (below) and they could end up on Eyewitness News First at 4 p.m.

 

12/01/2011

Making fast food meals healthier for kids

Should fast food restaurants change their children meals to be healthier?  Or is it the parents responsibility to monitor how often their children eat fast food?  Post your comments (below) and they could appear on Eyewitness News First at 4 p.m.

10/05/2011

Would you want your husband to try pregnancy?

Do you find people considerate, and helpful towards pregnant people in the New York area?  Have you witnessed people ignoring pregnant women on buses, subways, or in restaurants?  Post your comments (below) and they could appear on Eyewitness News First at 4 p.m.

08/02/2011

Are women too concerned about being buff?

Celebrities like Cameron Diaz are under fire for being too buff.  Eyewitness News wants to know what you think.  Does being too ‘buff’ take away from a woman’s natural beauty?  Post your comments (below) and they could end up on Eyewitness News First at 4 p.m.

07/13/2011

Should obese children be removed from parents?

A new commentary in a health journal says the government should be able to remove children from their parents when they are extremely obese.  Eyewitness News wants to know what you think.  Post your comments (below) and they could appear on Eyewitness News First at 4 p.m.

 

 

05/31/2011

Cellphones and Cancer

An international panel of experts says cellphones are possibly carcinogenic to humans after reviewing details from dozens of published studies. Eyewitness News wants to know what you think?  Will you change your cell phone habits based on this information?  Post your comments (below) and they could end up on Eyewitness News.

05/12/2011

Child receives botox injections from mother

An eight-year-old girl from San Francisco is getting Botox treatments from her mother to prevent lines on her face.  Eyewitness News wants to know what you think.  Post your comments (below) and they could end up on Eyewitness News.  Tune in tonight for complete coverage on this story.

11/08/2010

Fast food and children

A new study by Yale University researchers is raising new questions about healthier alternatives being offered to parents at fast food restaurants.  They discovered that while healthy options for kids are available, restaurant servers rarely mention them to parents.

The researchers found customers asking for kids meals were offered healthy items like apples only 6 to 8 percent of the time at McDonald's, Burger King and Wendy's.

Researchers say television advertising is also aimed directly at children.

Tell us what you think:  Do fast food restaurants need to do more to offer healthier choices?  Do Happy Meals and similar gimmicks need to be banned?  Do parents need to take a firmer role in what their children are eating?

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10/07/2010

Banning sugary drinks from food stamp purchases

Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Paterson are asking the Department of Agriculture, which runs the food stamp program, to add sugary drinks to the list of prohibited goods.  The idea is forcing people on food stamps to make healthier choices when buying groceries.   What do you think about this proposal?  Should government be getting involved in trying to control what people eat?   Tell us what you think by clicking on the comment link.   Your submission may be shown here or on Eyewitness News tonight!  Click here to read the full story.