| Oct 13, 2010
| 3:18 PM
The multifarious symbols, icons and exclamatory nutrition claims that adorn food packaging may sell products, but a group of independent experts in nutrition and communication acknowledged Wednesday that a patchwork of "front-of-package" nutrition...
| Nov 30, 2009
Read the ingredient label on any energy drink and odds are fairly good that, among other arcane items, you'll come across something called L-carnitine.
Also sold in supplement form, L-carnitine is often touted as a miracle molecule that boosts energy and...
| Oct 14, 2010
| 6:21 PM
Products called chelators that are sold over the counter as treatments for autism, heart disease and other conditions are dangerous and illegal, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned in a crackdown announced Thursday.
The chemicals, which help...
| Oct 14, 2010
| 7:21 PM
Through his long and storied basketball coaching career, Smith has been around quite a few special talents.
He appeared in Indianapolis supporting one he never got to coach, but still holds a special place in his heart.
"You're bonded with someone...
| Oct 16, 2010
A Gentilly resident is back home after Hurricane Katrina forced her out. She's one of the many being helped by the St Bernard Project. ABC26 News Reporter Vanessa Bolano was at her housewarming party.
It's been a long journey home for Melanie McKee,...
| Oct 27, 2010
The saying, "What you don't know can hurt you" couldn't be any more accurate if you or a loved one has diabetes. Due to misconceptions and a lack of knowledge about the disease, "Diabetes doesn't get the respect it deserves," said Richard M. Bergenstal,...
| Oct 28, 2010
What is normal aging?
Scientists continue to study this very question. It is known that some of our functionality declines over time such as hearing, vision, muscle mass, metabolism, even some loss of brain function.
You have probably noticed these...
| Nov 1, 2010
In theory, people should be able to glance in a mirror and see they're packing extra pounds. But 30 percent of overweight Americans think they're at a normal weight, according to a recent poll from Harris Interactive/HealthDay. Here's how to take a more...
| Nov 1, 2010
You're certainly aware by now that being overweight is just one of the risk factors for Type 2 diabetes. You may also know that uncontrolled diabetes can lead to vision loss, kidney failure, amputations, heart problems, and sexual dysfunction —...
| Nov 5, 2010
| 8:35 PM
NEWPORT COAST — Kelly Perkins might be new to Laguna Beach, but she could look familiar to anyone who has turned on the television or flipped open a newspaper in the last decade. She gained international recognition in the mid-1990s as the first...
| Nov 8, 2009
To many people, it's a health food. To others, it's simply soda in disguise.
That virtuous glass of juice is feeling the squeeze as doctors, scientists and public health authorities step up their efforts to reduce the nation's girth.