| Aug 18, 2011
Dr. Charles Edwards, a major figure in public health issues as a federal official and later as president of the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation in San Diego, died Aug. 7 at his home in La Jolla after a lengthy illness. He was 87.
| Oct 5, 2011
Oscar Handlin, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian at Harvard University whose classic portrait of 19th century European emigrants launched the modern study of immigration as the predominant American story, died Sept. 20 in Cambridge, Mass. He was 95.
| Oct 2, 2011
One day deep in the administration of George W. Bush — a time of tumult among environmentalists and conservationists — Roger Kennedy found himself shaking his head and sighing. The Endangered Species Act was in the cross hairs of a...
| Apr 16, 2011
William N. Lipscomb, who received the 1976 Nobel Prize in chemistry for studies that were the first to explain the chemistry of the element boron and, in particular, those exotic combinations of boron and hydrogen called boranes, has died. He was 91....
| Dec 20, 2010
Most Americans eat between 250 and 300 grams of carbohydrates a day, the equivalent of 1,000 to 1,200 calories. The Institute of Medicine, which sets dietary nutrient requirements, recommends 130 grams a day. Some, such as Dr. Frank Hu, professor of...
| Mar 16, 2011
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The way you prepare your food can be just as important as what food you eat. Is there any point in eating broccoli, for example, if you cook the life out of its natural carcinogen killers? On the other hand, some foods, such as tomatoes, may offer more...
| Dec 20, 2010
Most people can count calories. Many have a clue about where fat lurks in their diets. However, fewer give carbohydrates much thought, or know why they should.
But a growing number of top nutritional scientists blame excessive carbohydrates — not...
| Oct 10, 2011
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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women taking multivitamins don't live longer than those who get their nutrients from food alone, a new U.S. study shows.
In fact, they appear to have slightly higher death rates, researchers found.
"There is very little...
| Sep 13, 2011
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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Programs that keep young drivers from taking the wheel at night, or with a car full of teens, may reduce the risk of fatal crashes in some drivers -- but increase that risk in others.
A study that compared death rates found...
| Dec 8, 2010
We Midwesterners have a way with words. And the rest of the country has a way of replying, "Say what?"
Consider this e-mail from Northern Californian Carolyn Koehler, in response to an article about commonly mixed-up words. (More on the mixed-up words...
| Nov 30, 2010
With twinkling Christmas lights, jingling sleigh bells and chestnuts roasting on open fires — not to mention inescapable holiday jewelry commercials hawking diamond rings — it's no wonder December reigns as the most popular month to pop the...