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  • A lift or a drag?

    A lift or a drag?
    Huma Gruaz picked a precarious time in her personal life to enroll in a Master of Business Administration program. She had just moved to Chicago from the suburbs. She had to figure out how to navigate life after a divorce. And she had just started her...
  • The 'contagion' of social networks

    The 'contagion' of social networks
    The old folk concept that our personal health behaviors rub off on those around us has received a staggering amount of scientific support of late. Over the last few years, study after study has shown that weight gain, drug and alcohol use, even loneliness...
  • Kids' lack of self-control tied to extra pounds

    Kids' lack of self-control tied to extra pounds
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Preschoolers who had less patience and worse self-control while waiting for treats in a classic behavior study ended up weighing slightly more as adults, a new analysis shows. Although the link between childhood patience and...
  • Nicholas Delbanco ponders the art of lastingness

    Nicholas Delbanco ponders the art of lastingness
    Lastingness The Art of Old Age Nicholas Delbanco Grand Central: 275 pp., $24.99 Nicholas Delbanco sits on a swivel chair in his second-floor writer's study, his back to the desk, knees bent slightly as he props his feet on the edge of a couch. He...
  • Over the hill, under scrutiny

    Over the hill, under scrutiny
    A tweak. A twinge. A minor ache in the knee. A mild stitch in the side. For most of us, the process of aging arrives in what the showbiz folks call a soft open: You don't feel it in a grand thunderclap, but in a gradual series of small incidents. When...
  • Yoga in the classroom

    Yoga in the classroom
    On any given day at Coconut Creek Elementary school in Florida, it's likely that you'll find the children in an unlikely position: downward dog. They lean on their hands with their bottoms in the air, swaying and breathing and centering themselves. Then,...
  • Women doctors make less than men: study

    Women doctors make less than men: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Female doctor-researchers make an average of $12,000 per year less than their male counterparts, even after their work hours and area of specialty are taken into account, according to a study out Tuesday. The wage gap...
  • Are grapes good for the heart?

    Are grapes good for the heart?
    Grapes reduce risk factors for heart disease and diabetes in rats, according to a University of Michigan Health System study. The findings were presented at the Experimental Biology convention in California. Researchers took a group of rats prone to be...
  • 'Freshman 15' weight gain is a myth: study

    'Freshman 15' weight gain is a myth: study
    CLEVELAND (Reuters) - The idea that college freshmen gain an average of 15 pounds in their first year of school is a myth -- the average is really between 2.4 pounds for women and 3.4 pounds for men, the co-author of a new study said Tuesday. "Not only...
  • Scientists: Nanotech-based products offer great potential but unknown risks

    Scientists: Nanotech-based products offer great potential but unknown risks
    Zinc oxide would be the perfect sunscreen ingredient if the resulting product didn't look quite so silly. Thick, white and pasty, it once was seen mostly on lifeguards, surfers and others who needed serious sun protection. But when the sunscreens are...
  • Killer bird flu? What's behind the controversy over bird flu research

    Killer bird flu? What's behind the controversy over bird flu research
    "Engineered Doomsday." "Mutant Bird Flu." These may sound like the names of disaster movies, but they are headlines on recent news reports about experiments involving the H5N1 influenza virus. The H5N1 virus is known as a "bird flu" because it mainly...
  • Occupy Wall Street protesters driven by varying goals

    Occupy Wall Street protesters driven by varying goals
    Michael Moore and Susan Sarandon have dropped in. A seasoned diplomat dispenses free advice. Supporters send everything from boxes of food and clothes to Whole Foods gift cards. They even have their own app, for the legions of fans following them on...