| Oct 30, 2013
| 11:24 AM
If my son came home with a note on Halloween saying he was "moderately obese" and should not be out getting candy "to the extent of some children," I would probably return to the note-giver's home with a handful of eggs and my Irish fury.
| Oct 26, 2013
In cookbooks, health food stores and alternative health clinics, the word is getting out: Acid is the latest dietary villain.
It's not necessarily the acid in foods like tomatoes and lemons that supposedly cause the trouble. Instead, a growing number of...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 9:30 AM
I guess I wasn't surprised by your recent editorial slamming colas and other sugary beverages ("A new kind of cola war," Oct. 22). It's obvious you firmly believe that no one is ever responsible for anything that happens in his or her life because it's...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:15 AM
The multi-million dollar Horizon Foundation, whose purpose is to address local Howard County health issues, spent $40,000 on ads to convince Coca-Cola to amend its advertising of sugary drinks ("Horizon Foundations launches television ads promoting...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 5:52 PM
Not that anyone needs one, but here’s another problem for obese people, especially women: They are much more likely to get even occasional migraine headaches.
A study published in Wednesday’s issue of the journal Neurology found that obese...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 5:37 PM
Willie Jones examined the plump peaches nestled next to the ripe avocados and grapes at the farmers market in Compton.
"If you look at me, you can tell I need some healthy foods," he said with a chuckle, his button-up shirt taut against his belly....
| Sep 13, 2013
| 7:15 AM
First Lady Michelle Obama is under fire -- again -- this time for suggesting that American drink more water.
Now, that might not sound so controversial. But it's not so much what FLOTUS said as what she didn't say. Mainly, that American should drink...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
I just read an article published in the journal Pediatrics which once again validated the importance of family routines. In this study, researchers from Ohio State University looked at household routines as they related to childhood...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 1:22 PM
Happiness doesn't come in a red can. Obesity does.
That's the tag line from a commercial that will begin airing soon in the Baltimore area, and it's a not-so-subtle attack on Coca-Cola mounted by a group of local health advocates including Howard County'...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 6:23 PM
Exposure to the pesticide DDT could be playing a role in high rates of obesity three generations later, a new study says.
Scientists injected pregnant rats with DDT and found no change in their levels of obesity or their offspring. But by the third...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 4:12 PM
The British Medical Journal has issued a clarion call to all who want to ward off heart disease: Forget the statins and bring back the bacon (or at least the full-fat yogurt). Saturated fat is not the widow-maker it's been made out to be, writes British...