| May 3, 2010
Your life story depends upon a combination of the DNA you're stuck with plus your environment, including all the little choices and events that happen over that lifetime.
But in recent years, researchers have discovered that, while DNA lays out the...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 4:22 AM
It's easy to be tempted into taking a bunch of nutritional supplements just in case. But do you need them? And more important, is it safe?...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 9:23 PM
For years, companies have been trying to extract the health-promoting properties of various foods, package them in pills, and then make a buck. Voila, one magical wonder nutrient after another has hit the shelves of your local health food store, grocery...
| Apr 13, 2010
That so-called "biological clock" ticks for men and women alike, causing the incidence of birth defects and other disorders in offspring to increase with either parent's age. While the risk starts rising in women who become pregnant past age 35, it begins...
| Apr 16, 2010
You may have spent hundreds, if not thousands of dollars on multi- vitamins through the years. But according to experts, it may be a big waste.
Shawn Holliday has been in the fitness industry for 20 years. "I don't see any other job that would fit me...
| Mar 25, 2010
In addition to maintaining a proper balance of healthy foods, women need some very specific nutrients during the various stages of their lives. The American Dietetic Association offers the following guidelines:
- Infancy through childhood
| Apr 21, 2011
Would adopting the diet our caveman ancestors supposedly ate allow modern-day Americans live longer, healthier lives?
Proponents of the Paleo diet (for Paleolithic) say that meals packed with fresh fruits and vegetables and heavy doses of lean...
| Jan 10, 2011
| 3:42 AM
CHICAGO (AP) — Close birth spacing may put a second-born child at higher risk for autism, suggests a preliminary study based on more than a half-million California children.
Children born less than two years after their siblings were...
| Jan 10, 2011
| 7:16 AM
CHICAGO -- Close birth spacing may put a second-born child at higher risk for autism, suggests a preliminary study based on more than a half-million California children.
Children born less than two years after their siblings were considerably more likely...
| Feb 14, 2011
The average man produces hundreds of billions of sperm cells in his lifetime. Only a minuscule fraction of those little guys ever manage to swim far enough and fast enough to fertilize an egg. Successful sperm must be strong. It stands to reason then that...
| Feb 18, 2011
| 1:31 AM
FARGO, N.D. - The other day, I decided to consolidate all of my cookbooks into a large set of bookshelves in my dining room. I thought my cookbooks would fit in a couple of shelves. I underestimated the size of my collection.
Suddenly, my kids and...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 9:36 AM
Clearly there are special nutrition needs before, during and after pregnancy. According to the American Dietetic Association, pregnant and breast-feeding women may be at risk for nutrient deficiencies due to increased nutrient requirements. Therefore,...