| Oct 17, 2012
We know that the country is facing an epidemic of obesity-related chronic diseases in young people. We also know from studies (as if we parents need studies) that the level of stress and anxiety teens face is at an all-time high.
I talked to Janet...
| May 3, 2012
| 7:51 PM
Sleep to lose weight. No wonder Michael Breus is popular. A Virginia Beach clinical psychologist board-certified in clinical sleep disorders, Breus regularly promotes the connection between sleep and health, and in particular metabolism. He has written...
| May 5, 2012
| 6:59 PM
Discovering how to counter a chromosomal aberration that prompts the never-ending hunger of Prader-Willi syndrome might offer ammunition against obesity in the larger population, too.
Science has learned much already since PWS was identified in 1956. Dr....
| Aug 23, 2012
| 9:55 PM
SAN DIEGO, CA -- These questions were answered by experts attending the Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association Aug. 3-7 at the San Diego Convention Center.
Q: My cat, Wanda Jean, began throwing up after eating, and she clearly didn't...
| Aug 24, 2012
Go out and have unprotected sex, you'll be happier! Say what?!
That's what researchers from SUNY Albany are saying in a new study. They claim that certain chemicals found in semen can have a positive effect on the physical and mental health of women...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 9:53 AM
You may have seen ads flashing off to the side of a web page while you searched online or caught a commercial on TV — they all promise to melt away belly fat.
While logically you know there isn't a magic solution, it is still intriguing and...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 5:48 PM
Late summer is always an interesting time on the beef farm. In cow-calf herds where cows deliver their calves in the spring, fall is the time to wean the calves. If you've ever lived near a beef farm, or maybe even driven past one after weaning, you'll...
| Jun 27, 2012
A calorie is a calorie is a calorie — or is it?
Maybe not, a small study has found. Once the pounds are shed, the proportions of carbohydrates, proteins and fats you chow down on may determine whether you keep the weight off — or slowly but...
| Feb 1, 2012
If Shakespeare were alive today and banging out plays on his laptop he would probably have had a different view of mankind.
"All the world's a stage," he might have written, "And all the men and women merely leading actors and actresses in a hit new...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 1:52 PM
Upon learning they are pregnant, most women dutifully nix the alcohol, sushi and caffeine.
But what about antidepressants?
Headlines about the potential risks of antidepressants on a developing fetus, including miscarriage, premature birth and newborn...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 3:00 PM
It’s all our parents fault!
Now men can blame their parents’ divorce if they have a stroke.
A study by the University of Toronto says men who have divorced parents, are 3 times more likely to suffer from a stroke.
Researchers aren't sure of...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 4:40 PM
Facing down a man-eating lion is not the same as facing down an Excel spreadsheet, but try explaining that to your body's stress receptors.
And good luck getting their attention above the din of your stalled commuter train, looming presentation at work,...