| Mar 15, 2011
| 5:23 PM
Mireya Mayor has studied primates around the world and hosts shows on the National Geographic Wild Channel. An ex-Miami Dolphins cheerleader with a Ph.D. in anthropology, the South Florida native calls herself "girly-girly." In fact, her new book is...
| Aug 14, 2011
Among the hundreds of drastic and unproven weight loss plans, the controversial hCG diet may take the cake.
Discredited by researchers in the 1970s, the near-starvation diet restricts followers to 500 calories a day for six weeks. At the same time,...
| May 25, 2011
| 1:48 PM
The story about the British teenager who tore off his scrotum while tripping for 18 hours on mephedrone, a popular-in-the-U.K. party drug? It turns out not to be true. (According to the tale, he’d gone after his balls because he thought centipedes...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 10:00 PM
***1/2 (out of four)
Because even superheroes can have difficult, lonely upbringings, "First Class" charts the origin of Marvel warriors including Charles Xavier/Professor X (James McAvoy), Raven/Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) and Erik/Magneto (Michael...
| Mar 12, 2011
"Show me the 90-year-old you want to be," exhorts Linda Long to a group of women exploring the promise of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy at her Synergy office in Chesapeake. "I don't have one."
Long and Rebecca Ryder, both board-certified...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 3:37 PM
The sign in John Schneider's garage says "Schneider's Biker Bar — Bikes, Beers and Babes." Bikes and beers, yes, said the Shorewood electrician about his five-car castle.
"But no babes unless my wife or daughter come in, which they rarely do," he...
| Jun 8, 2011
Q: What does it mean when you have a high level of testosterone?
A: To answer your question, I'd need to ask you two questions. But first, I need to explain a few things about testosterone.
There are two kinds of blood testosterone levels: total...
| Jul 25, 2011
| 7:32 AM
The following article was submitted by Lynne Groeger, a registered dietitian specializing in Oncology Nutrition. She works for Peninsula Cancer Institute in Newport News, Williamsburg and Gloucester.
Many plant foods, especially vegetables and fruits,...
| Aug 6, 2011
Trace amounts of sex hormones, prescription drugs, flame retardants and herbicides are being detected in treated drinking water pumped to more than 7 million people in Chicago and its suburbs.
In the latest round of testing prompted by a 2008 Tribune...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 9:27 AM
"Black and Blue" ***
It's no coincidence that so many of the comedies created by the Factory Theater take place in a barroom setting. This motley group of writer-performers have a keen appreciation for tavern culture and alcohol-soaked camaraderie, and...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 8:57 AM
A middle-aged man goes to see his doctor, complaining of a host of vague symptoms: He's lethargic, somewhat depressed and feeling a little anxious about his manliness.
Could he just need a boost of testosterone, the vital sex hormone produced by the...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 11:37 AM
Good and Evil.
Nurture versus Nature.
Survival of the nicest or survival of the fittest.
Morality: our conformity to the rules of right conduct and virtue. It’s long been territory only for philosophers, theologians and newspaper columnists...