| May 2, 2012
• Avoid saunas, hot tubs, steam baths and exposure to any other sources of excessive heat.
• Stop tobacco use.
• Avoid excessive alcohol use.
• Do not take anabolic steroids or illicit testosterone supplements.
• Eat a heart-...
| May 1, 2012
| 6:37 PM
POWAY, Calif. -- New rules for sunscreen labeling drafted by the Federal Drug Administration in 2011 will take effect this summer.
"It's good because they're trying to make order before there was no order. The FDA is also giving the consumer some...
| May 3, 2012
| 5:16 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Taking vitamins E and C may do nothing to protect aging eyes from macular degeneration — the leading cause of vision loss in older adults, a new clinical trial finds.
Researchers had been hoping the vitamins, both...
| May 9, 2012
| 4:28 PM
As you pack your bags, remove your shoes at security and kill time at the gate, your health is likely the last thing on your mind. But the fact is that traveling, whether for work or play, can take its toll on your physical condition.
Here are five...
| May 24, 2012
Over the past decade, the nation's war on obesity has targeted some fairly obvious culprits, including fast food, pastries, fried foods and soda.
But recent scientific studies and a new government-sponsored documentary that aired last week on HBO have...
| Jun 2, 2012
Berries are perhaps the most fragile of summer’s pleasures--plan now for berries throughout the season! Fortunately, they are also very easy to grow, needing nothing more than, at most, annual pruning. The 2012 Old Farmer’s Almanac All-Seasons...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 5:51 AM
Flu season is here, so it’s as important as ever to be extra-diligent with everyday prevention like hand-washing and getting enough sleep. And what we eat can play a role in fending off the sniffles, aches & pains.
| Sep 6, 2012
| 5:12 AM
Key ingredients: Beef and Potatoes
Nutrition benefits: Lean Beef contains iron and zinc along with other important nutrients and its rich flavor offers a complete source of protein. When eating beef be sure to balance your meal with whole grains and...
| Sep 9, 2012
It's a notion ingrained early: September, the start of the traditional school year, is a time to start over. For the nonstudent, that may mean cleaning out your closets, enrolling in an exercise class or recommitting to New Year's resolutions. It's also a...
| May 30, 2012
| 5:01 PM
Even if you are reading this without glasses, it's not too early to start taking your eye vitamins. Some nutrients can stave off the burdensome vision loss and eye disease that occur as we age, mounting research suggests.
But claims by supplement...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 6:51 PM
If you want a flatter stomach, cutting calories and exercising are must-dos. But new research also shows some foods may have waist-shrinking (and consequent health-boosting) properties. Here are some tummy tamers to add to your diet:
| Oct 19, 2012
| 12:56 PM
I have a friend who swears she healed her son's serious brain injury with food. Antioxidants, omega-3s, pure proteins — she found them in blueberries, eggs and other nutrition-packed foods and helped pave his road to health. Even if you're not...