| Jul 11, 2012
| 11:31 AM
Often, those who are very overweight have tried dieting for years before giving up in frustration. But more obese people are turning to bariatric surgery to jump-start their weight-loss programs.
The surgery is low-risk but isn't for everyone. It...
| Jul 4, 2012
Dear Pharmacist: My sister and mother have both had breast cancer, so far I'm OK (but obviously worried). What is your No. 1 recommendation for me. — K.B., Orlando
Dear K.B.: When it comes to breast health, weight matters the most in my opinion....
| Jun 26, 2012
| 10:42 AM
A birth control gel for men sharply lowered sperm counts with few side effects, researchers reported Tuesday. The gel, containing testosterone and a synthetic progestin called Nestorone, will require substantially more testing, but it has the potential to...
| Jun 27, 2012
A calorie is a calorie is a calorie — or is it?
Maybe not, a small study has found. Once the pounds are shed, the proportions of carbohydrates, proteins and fats you chow down on may determine whether you keep the weight off — or slowly but...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 2:05 PM
Dinosaurs: coldblooded or warmblooded? Inquiring paleontologists have long wanted to know, and a new study offers thoughts on the issue. Basically, it says that a central line of evidence for coldbloodedness is all wet.
For years, some dinosaur mavens...
| Jan 18, 2012
Wylie W. Vale Jr., a professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla and an internationally renowned expert on brain hormones who led a team of Salk researchers that discovered the brain hormone that triggers the body's reaction to...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 10:23 AM
Cut out the fried foods
The easiest category to do this with is snacks. There are so many healthy snack options now that you don't need to eat fried foods. For example, instead of fried potato chips, you can grab a bag of sweet...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 12:54 PM
Your weight is in check, you exercise three times a week and heart disease doesn't run in your family. So that means you're not going to have any heart disease, right?
Not so fast.
Mental and emotional stress can take nearly as much of a toll on your...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 9:20 AM
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| Jan 30, 2012
If you don't believe in horoscopes, you're in step with science. But that's not the same as saying the season of your birth cannot affect your fate. Hundreds of studies, published in peer-reviewed journals, have suggested that the month a person is born...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 4:15 PM
Sharlene Fair had tried for years to lose weight, but nothing seemed to work until she found her answer after breathing into a tube at her local gym.
It was an irritating 10 minutes of breathing, but one that Fair said ultimately helped her drop what she...