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  • Flame retardant linked to obesity, anxiety, developmental problems, pilot study finds

    Flame retardant linked to obesity, anxiety, developmental problems, pilot study finds
    — Small doses of a flame retardant commonly added to furniture and baby products can trigger obesity, anxiety and developmental problems, according to the first independent study of a chemical promoted as safe by industry and government officials....
  • Ambushed by recurring cold sores? Here's why

    Ambushed by recurring cold sores? Here's why
    For such a ubiquitous plague, cold sores can be mighty shaming. In addition to the indignity of wearing a bulging, weepy blister on your lip, sufferers also must contend with the stigma of its source: HSV-1, a type of herpes simplex virus. But unlike...
  • Beads come of age

    Beads come of age
    Images of hippie-era love beads and Native American-inspired headbands can condemn beading in jewelry and accessories to appearing quaint at best. But the artisan level of contemporary beaders crafting today's fashion jewelry and accessories puts that...
  • Cravings could be defeated with two little words

    Cravings could be defeated with two little words
    Why is it that we crave chocolate chip cookies rather than chard? Or bread instead of broccoli? Take heart: It's biological. "Our attraction to sweets — and salt, carbohydrates and fat — is hard-wired from the Stone Age," says Dr. David Katz,...
  • A reversal on carbs

    A reversal on carbs
    Most people can count calories. Many have a clue about where fat lurks in their diets. However, fewer give carbohydrates much thought, or know why they should. But a growing number of top nutritional scientists blame excessive carbohydrates — not...
  • Coffee studies should warm your heart

    Coffee studies should warm your heart
    Looking for a reason to not give up your coffee habit? Here's one possibility: heart health. Numerous studies in recent years have reported that drinking coffee may be good for the cardiovascular system and might even help prevent strokes. Just last...
  • Cleaning up your carb act: Where to begin

    Cleaning up your carb act: Where to begin
    Most Americans eat between 250 and 300 grams of carbohydrates a day, the equivalent of 1,000 to 1,200 calories. The Institute of Medicine, which sets dietary nutrient requirements, recommends 130 grams a day. Some, such as Dr. Frank Hu, professor of...
  • Will scandal deal a blow to Penn State fundraising?

    The scandal surrounding former Nittany Lions defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky and members of the Penn State University administration has weighed heavily on Bethlehem Township's Tom Flad, a major alumni donor who, with his wife Karen, have committed...
  • New Bristol, Pfizer clot drug saves lives in study

    New Bristol, Pfizer clot drug saves lives in study
    PARIS (Reuters) - An experimental anti-clotting drug from Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer saved more lives than standard treatment warfarin in a major study, giving it an edge over rivals in an emerging multibillion-dollar market. Although Eliquis will...
  • Botox blunts emotional understanding, study finds

    Botox blunts emotional understanding, study finds
    Botox injections can erase the effects of years of emotional expression on a person's face. But the cosmetic procedure that unfurrows brows, smoothes laugh lines and unwrinkles crinkles appears to come with an unseen price: an impaired ability to read...
  • Exercise may help ease depression in heart failure

    Exercise may help ease depression in heart failure
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with heart failure who are also depressed may benefit from regular, moderate exercise, a new study suggests. Researchers found patients who exercised an hour and a half to two hours per week had slightly lower...
  • The X factor of healing

    The X factor of healing
    For decades, Dick Hattan, of Geneva, suffered survivor guilt as a result of his tour in the Vietnam War. After members of his church prayed for his psychological healing, he said, he was able to move on. "I've seen prayers help heal physical illnesses...