The Rx Meds That Do More Harm Than Good

Prevention News (prevention.com/health) by Markham Heid October 2, 2014 A class of powerful prescription painkillers called opioids—which includes name-brand drugs like Vicodin and OxyContin—comes with more risks than benefits, argues a new position paper in the...

Don’t Drink the (Warm) Water, Study Says

Science Daily (sciencedaily.com) -By University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Monday, September 22, 2014 Americans can take a warning from a University of Florida study of bottled water in China ─ don’t drink the liquid if you’ve...

Training Your Brain to Prefer Healthy Foods

Science Daily (sciencedaily.com) by Tufts University September 1, 2014 It may be possible to train the brain to prefer healthy low-calorie foods over unhealthy higher-calorie foods, according to new research by scientists at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition...

In Plastics and Cans, a Threat to Women

The New York Times (nytimes.com) – by Deborah Blum Thursday, August 28, 2014 A few years ago, Jodi Flaws, a bioscientist at the University of Illinois, began testing a theory about the risks to women posed by the widely used industrial compound bisphenol A, or...