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  • Today's safer pull tabs may not be that safe after all, radiologists say

     
    Remember the old soda-can pull tabs? What fun it was, snapping them off. (They were quite good fun to flick at people too, if I recall correctly.) But then those safety killjoys came along and urged a redesign, citing risks......
  • But does melatonin actually do anything?

     
    Melatonin may seem to be one of those benignly helpful substances that warrant little concern. The natural version is made in the brain, plays a role in our sleep cycles and is often taken -- by those who put faith......
  • Tying up the week's loose ends -- broken noses, antigens and more

     
    Context may be everything when it comes to news coverage, but sometimes, the health and medical specifics are fascinating on their own. Just this week for instance, you might have asked yourself the following questions... - What should I do......
  • Choosing your diet: A new year’s resolution primer

     
    As the deadline for new year’s resolutions approaches, dieting sits on the lips of talk show hosts and at the fingertips of bloggers everywhere. With all the new fads debuting and old favorites that just won’t exit stage left, prospective......
  • Put down the salt shaker, for the good of us all

     
    "Cut back on the salt. Cut back on the salt." The refrain is so familiar, it's become part of the general health-advice background noise that most of us simply tune out. But it's good advice. A new study shows just......
  • Kraft will cut sodium by 10%? That's great! But you're far from off the hook

     
    Today's announcement by Kraft Foods that it will reduce the salt in its North American products by an average of 10% is welcome news. Or rather, for consumers, a welcome small step. For lovers of processed food -- which is......
  • How much protein do I need each day?

     
    As an ersatz vegetarian (I eat dairy, plus seafood maybe a couple of times a week), I've been concerned I haven't been getting enough protein in my diet. More specifically, I've wondered whether I am taking in enough quality protein. I've been pescetarian...
  • 'Gossip Girl': The Rufus on fire

     
    Monday night's "Gossip Girl" was not in favor of Rufus Humphrey. Our favorite easygoing dad practically laid himself down in front of Lily's elevator to became a handy doormat for Serena to wipe her Louboutins. She even scolded him like......
  • Wellness Report: The Health Benefits of Happiness

    Wellness Report: The Health Benefits of Happiness
    st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } More than 25 million people this year received treatment for depression and, the American Psychological Association reports: more than half of Americans say they are stressed. It's becoming a primary focus for doctors world-...
  • Wellness Report: Hope & Devastation with Postpartum Depression

    Wellness Report:  Hope & Devastation with Postpartum Depression
    It's real, it's dangerous and it can be devastating. Doctors now know Postpartum Depression hits tens of thousands of new mothers and fathers every year, and without treatment it may hurt a child's development. But, one Washington family found a way to...
  • Wellness Report: Dental Dangers

    Wellness Report: Dental Dangers
    Up to 80% of adults admit they are afraid of going to the dentist. Up to 10% are so scared; they won't go until it's out right emergency, says Dr. Lisa Heaton, who is a psychologist at the Dental Fears Research Clinic at the University of Washington....
  • Wellness Report: Dealing with Depression at Work

    There's a lot of bad news out there right now. We're all feeling it, and it's getting harder to keep it from getting to us. "It just becomes vicious downward spiral," warns Organizational Psychologist Jevon Powell. But Powell says even if you're...