| Dec 13, 2008
California regulators cracked down on diesel air pollution Friday, adopting the nation's toughest rules on heavy-duty trucks, despite pleas from truckers who said they would be bankrupted in a sinking economy.
The state Air Resources Board voted...
| Feb 27, 2009
Ah, salt. It gives personality to chips, balance to bread and flavor to just about everything else that comes in a can, jar or squeeze bottle. Salt is such a mealtime staple it can be hard to imagine life without a shaker on the table. But as far back...
| Mar 5, 2009
Women in strained marriages are more likely than other wives to have high blood pressure and other risk factors for heart disease, researchers said today.
Researchers at the University of Utah studied more than 300 couples who had been married for more...
| Mar 9, 2009
Use of a cholesterol-lowering statin drug resulted in big reductions in heart attacks, strokes and deaths in people with so-called healthy cholesterol levels.
The benefit was so pronounced - a 54 percent reduction in heart attacks, a 48 percent reduction...
| Mar 20, 2009
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James M. Mason knew his wife since she was born a boy. The janitor and former military man was a boarder in the child's home and was treated like family.
Many were surprised when he married Chris nearly three years ago, not just because he knew she...
| Mar 25, 2009
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The strangest thing happens this time of year. Bags of little chocolate eggs suddenly appear in my grocery basket. And by the time I get home, at least one of the bags is mysteriously opened...with a few eggs missing. It's a mystery I don't understand....
| Mar 25, 2009
In an attempt to live longer and protect against health problems, you may have given up trans fats, started to monitor your cholesterol, or learned to work the elliptical trainer at the gym. But there's increasing evidence that another factor may be...
| Mar 16, 2009
A variety of headache triggers are relatively well-known: red wine, chocolate, soft cheese and the beginning of the menstrual cycle. But although weather, especially changes in air pressure, is frequently cited as a headache trigger, the connection has...
| Dec 21, 2008
They were some of the most promising medicines of the 1990s -- wonder pills that appeared to fight cancer, heart disease, stroke and other ailments.
Laboratory tests and initial studies in people suggested that lowly vitamins could play a crucial role in...
| Mar 26, 2009
I recently spoke with actress Suzanne Somers about her enthusiastic use of "bioidentical" hormones to combat menopausal hot flashes and the ravages of aging. Bioidentical hormones are products that are chemically identical to what's made in a woman's...
| Apr 6, 2009
It's a good thing dietary guidelines aren't laws. If they were, just about all of us could be found guilty. Even if you load fruit onto your whole-grain cereal and pile greens on your sandwiches, chances are you're regularly falling short on one or more...