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  • Things researchers find when looking for other things: What should they tell the test subject?

    Things researchers find when looking for other things: What should they tell the test subject?
    A new study finds that nearly 40% of high-tech imaging scans conducted in the course of research reveal an unexpected abnormality that could be medically worrisome. These unsought discoveries -- known as "incidental findings" --  confront researchers with...
  • How to deal with your anger

    How to deal with your anger
    The angry outburst is never pretty. Just think of Mel Gibson's recent telephone rants at his ex-girlfriend, recorded and distributed for the world's listening horror. The vitriol, the cussing, the nasty name-calling. None of it has endeared him to the...
  • Does this birth control pill make me look fat?

    Does this birth control pill make me look fat?
    Like a lot of young women, Kelsey Webb, 25, has been off and on birth control pills since she was 18. Every time she started taking them, she gained 5 to 10 pounds. "My normal weight is around 125 pounds. On the pill, I would get up to 130 or 135," says...
  • Cold or allergies?

    Cold or allergies?
    You're stuffed up, you're sniffling — but is it an allergy or is it a cold? It's not always easy to tell, even for someone like Dr. Kevin Lunde, an otolaryngologist at Baylor Plano hospital in Texas. "At times, I have performed allergy testing...
  • Protection at a cost

    Protection at a cost
    Studies showing that alcohol protects the heart raise questions about drinking. Does moderate, prudent drinking protect the heart and arteries? Two analyses say — shout, actually — that the answer is yes. But they raise a bigger issue: What...
  • 'Diving' into a new way of thinking

    'Diving' into a new way of thinking
    Fiona Fairhurst and her design team at Speedo faced a hefty creative challenge: to design suits that would improve the performance of competitive swimmers by reducing the effects of drag, the forces that water exerts on a swimmer's body. For inspiration,...
  • The myth of ripped muscles and calorie burns

    The myth of ripped muscles and calorie burns
    Whenever I hear about some amazing way to boost resting metabolism, my male-bovine-droppings detector goes berserk. Take the perennially popular one stating that 1 pound of muscle burns an extra 50 calories a day while at rest — so if you gain 10...
  • It's not just hearts that can break

    It's not just hearts that can break
    The enormous well-being and happiness dividends of a strong, intimate relationship can be erased by the damage that can occur when a partner is lost through death or a difficult breakup. The death of a spouse, in particular, can literally be a killer,...
  • U.S.: The no-vacation nation

    U.S.: The no-vacation nation
    Let's be blunt: If you like to take lots of vacation, the United States is not the place to work. Besides a handful of national holidays, the typical American worker bee gets two or three precious weeks off out of a whole year to relax and see the...
  • Finding peace in Jerkville

    Finding peace in Jerkville
    You walk out of the house, and you find that your garage has been spray-painted by a vandal. You see a guy toss a bag of trash out his car window. Your lawn is a minefield because somebody walks their dog there and doesn't clean up. These random acts...
  • Acclimatize yourself

    Acclimatize yourself
    Every year, well-meaning fitness magazines and newspaper articles warn that our brains will melt like ice cream if we exercise outside in the heat of the day. Triple-digit temperatures and sauna-thick humidity are facts of life in some places. But it's a...
  • 3 myths can get in the way of losing weight

    3 myths can get in the way of losing weight
    Calories in, calories out—in theory, losing weight should be that simple. But we're going to venture a guess that the reason two-thirds of Americans are classified as overweight or obese isn't because they can't do basic math. Age, genetics,...