| Dec 27, 2010
| 10:48 AM
More and more kids these days seem to have food allergies, and peanut-free classrooms are becoming the norm in many elementary schools.
In trying to characterize the apparent increase, scientists have identified two distinct trends. The first is that...
| Sep 28, 2010
Books to keep writers inspired:
"Architecture of the Novel: A Writer's Handbook"
By Jane Vandenburgh
Counterpoint Press, 240 pages, $15.95
Both practical and inspiring, this fast read offers a brick-by-brick refresher course for longtime writers in...
| May 11, 2011
| 1:59 PM
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.
| Jul 31, 2012
| 1:34 PM
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...
| Dec 20, 2010
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...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 8:05 AM
CHICAGO (Reuters) - At an ill-fated press conference in 1984, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Margaret Heckler boldly predicted an effective AIDS vaccine would be available within just two years.
But a string of failed attempts - punctuated by a...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 5:27 PM
Ahhhh ... pizza for breakfast.
Having the authority to make such a weighty decision is often embraced by college students, dabbling in their own newfound freedom from the parental raised eyebrow.
But making these choices is not without cost. Schedules...
| Nov 4, 2011
Not everyone loves hitting the links. And, as relaxing as surf sounds can be, even they become commonplace after awhile.
Active retirees and seniors, many blessed with longer life expectancies than their parents, want a combination of recreation,...
| Jul 25, 2012
— The world's leading manufacturers of flame retardants faced scathing criticism Tuesday from U.S. senators angered by what they called the industry's misuse of science, misleading testimony and creation of a phony consumer group that stoked the...
| Jul 21, 2012
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,...
| Dec 20, 2010
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...
| Apr 10, 2011
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...