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Volume 37, No. 4

"Natural" Food Definition Needed
The Food and Drug Administration is seeking your input to answer a question: How should the agency define "natural" on food labels? Disagreement over what "all natural" or "100 percent natural" means has spawned dozens of lawsuits. Consumers have... Read More
Pseudo-Therapy Apps
There’s a life-threatening condition that prevents people from feeling pain. An afflicted person may leave their hand on a hot stove without realizing it. There are only 20 reported cases, because the genes responsible have been weeded out by... Read More
Workers' Health Care Costs Rising
The runaway train of rising health-care costs has slowed, but you're forgiven if you haven't noticed: New research shows that employees are contributing a record amount toward their coverage, a trend that experts say is likely to continue as high-... Read More
Food Reactions: We're All Different
Do we all respond to a tomato in the same way? Or any food for that matter? Scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, suspected that we don't, so they set out to explore the issue. They decided to look at blood sugar levels... Read More
Obesity Rates Still Rising
Obesity rates continue to rise despite a major push to raise awareness about healthy eating, according to a new survey by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Obesity rates rose to approximately 37.7 percent for adults in the U.S.,... Read More
Sleep and Dementia Link
Mom was right. Getting a good night's sleep may prove even more important to long-term health than our parents advised. Scientists already have documented connections between sleep loss and memory problems, which explains why many schools are... Read More

Focus on Health

The Surprising Factor That Affects Your Future Baby’s Health

Trying to get pregnant? Then you’re probably Read More

NIH to retire all research chimpanzees

Two years after retiring most of its research Read More

Nutrition in the News

Date labels on food are less about safety than about quality

With the holidays around the corner, you’re Read More

The Future of Medicine is Food

In between anatomy and biochemistry, medical Read More

Feature Recipes

Pea and Mint Soup Shooters

Place the peas, broth, mint, lime juice, cumin and Read More

Half Sour Pickles by Dr. Liz Lipski

Soak the cucumbers in ice water for an hour. This Read More

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