| Feb 19, 2010
I've seen some wild contraptions in my day, but the University of Minnesota might have the cutest. It has a "Bod Pod," a giant egg in which you sit to get your body fat measured.
The $50,000 machine, one of only three in the state, uses something...
| Feb 9, 2010
Sugar-sweetened sodas - with their high-glycemic load eliciting natural suspicion - have been linked with varying degrees of success to an increased risk of pancreatic cancer. So scientists have been trying to clarify the precise nature and size of that...
| Mar 12, 2010
Most everyone plays mindlessly with their hair from time to time. But for some people it becomes such an uncontrollable compulsion that they end up with bald patches or eyebrows plucked bare.
If it's any comfort, animals too suffer from "grooming...
| Mar 22, 2010
Whole grains: they may not make you grow taller, create a fashion statement, or keep the IRS from knocking on your door. However, when it comes to nutrition, they are the foundation, the building blocks, of a healthy diet. But recently it seems many young...
| Jun 14, 2010
Parents play a key role in shaping young eating habits and attitudes about food, nutritionists say. But, too often, they're sending mixed signals.
There's the mom who demands that her kids eat breakfast, then skips the meal herself. There's the dad who...
| Jun 16, 2009
Hear the word fiber and you probably think of bran cereal. And you probably have the vague sense that you should be eating more of it. So maybe you've purchased packaged foods--not just cold cereal but also breakfast bars, drink mixes, and yogurt--touting...
| Sep 28, 2009
The choice to remove a healthy breast in order to avoid breast cancer is a deeply personal decision that appears to be on the upswing in one group of women, according to a study published today in the journal Cancer.
Among women who had cancer in one...
| Nov 9, 2009
Certain groups of kids are more likely to exclude meat than others -- and teens top the list.
In a 2009 poll by the Vegetarian Resource Group, an advocacy organization, for example, 11% of girls ages 13 to 15 said they were vegetarian. A 2001 survey of...
| Nov 9, 2009
It's not hard to get all of your daily needs from nonmeat sources, nutritionists say, but it takes thought and planning -- plus a few tricks.
No matter how old your vegetarian kids are, the first step is to educate yourself on healthful alternatives to...
| Nov 26, 2010
| 11:02 PM
Corona del Mar High senior Garrett Larson has signed a national letter of intent to swim for the University of Minnesota.
Larson finished third in the 200 individual medley and fourth in the 100 breaststroke last spring at the CIF Southern Section...
| 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...