| Aug 4, 2009
As a candidate for president, Barack Obama lambasted drug companies and the influence they wielded in Washington. He even ran a television ad targeting the industry's chief lobbyist, former Louisiana congressman Billy Tauzin, and the role Tauzin played in...
| Aug 18, 2009
| 8:41 PM
Colleges coaches at major BCS players have been asking themselves all summer, "Am I going to be in Seantrel's 5?"
Well, now we know, and Urban Meyer probably did a little dance, because the No. 1-ranked player in the nation, according to Rivals.com, will...
| Aug 27, 2009
While researching a book on exercise and the brain, John Ratey learned that intense exercise releases a hormone that burns belly fat and adds muscle fibers. So the Harvard Medical School psychiatrist swapped out 40-minute jogging sessions on the treadmill...
| Aug 31, 2009
America's sweet tooth is growing. Like many other mammals, we are hooked on sugar because it is packed with energy and our bodies have evolved ways of encouraging us to consume more of it.
The trouble is, foods and beverages with added sugars are...
| Oct 2, 2009
Emmy-winning actress Jessica Lange is visiting New Orleans this weekend to discuss her passion for photography at the Ogden Museum of Art.
The "Tootsie" actress is an accomplished photographer who in 1967 won a scholarship to study photography at the...
| Oct 2, 2009
Mononucleosis, the curse of high school and college students, doesn't have to bring social and academic lives to a screeching halt, researchers say. Instead, the disease can be treated to shorten the duration of the illness and reduce the chance of...
| Nov 14, 2009
| 7:32 AM
Seminole defensive back Tyrone Bouie better buy a heavy coat.
Bouie, ranked No. 22 in the Sentinel's Central Florida Top 100 recruits, orally committed to the University of Minnesota. He actually committed two weeks ago, but was keeping his decision a...
| Oct 7, 2009
A growing threat for food-borne illnesses comes attractively packaged, is stunningly convenient and is increasingly popular with shoppers looking for healthy meals: ready-to-eat leafy greens that make putting together a green salad as easy as opening a...
| Mar 4, 2009
A growing number of colleges are finding that campus farmers markets are a great fit, tapping into students' interest in sustaining the planet with an appealing combination of food, music and lots of people hanging out.
The idea is to be "better...
| Mar 19, 2009
Sex addiction has come out of the closet. Once spoken of in hushed and skeptical tones only, sex addicts have become the subjects of memoirs and movies ("Choke," "Black Snake Moan").
Characters defined by their uncontrollable bed-hopping now pop up on...
| Apr 6, 2009
Two weeks ago, a federal judge ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to allow 17-year-olds to buy the emergency contraceptive pill Plan B without a prescription and to consider allowing such purchases by younger girls as well. Previously, the...