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Allison Aubrey is a correspondent for NPR News.

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Eat, Sleep, Repeat: How Kids' Daily Routines Can Help Prevent Obesity

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:00:00 -0400

A new study finds that preschool-age children who didn't have a set sleep routine were more likely to be overweight by the time they hit the preteen years.

Chew On This For Earth Day: How Our Diets Impact The Planet

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 08:00:00 -0400

The foods we choose to put on our plates — or toss away – could have more of an ecological impact than many of us realize.

When Gluten Is The Villain, Could A Common Virus Be The Trigger?

Sat, 08 Apr 2017 07:00:00 -0400

About 30 percent of Americans are predisposed to celiac disease, but only 1 percent get the disease. A new study finds that a common virus may play a role in determining who gets the disease.

Judges Take Up Big Soda's Suit To Abolish Philadelphia's Sugar Tax

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 06:00:00 -0400

An appeals court hears arguments Wednesday on the future of Philly's landmark tax on sweetened drinks. The money is funding preschool for low-income kids, but the soda industry says it's losing jobs.

Fate Of Philadelphia's Soda Tax In Limbo As It Faces Legal Challenge

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 16:47:00 -0400

The American Beverage Association and local businesses are suing to to abolish the Philadelphia soda tax. Oral arguments are scheduled for April 5. The case could end up in the state's Supreme Court.

Breast-Fed Kids May Be Less Hyper, But Not Necessarily Smarter, Study Finds

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 05:06:00 -0400

Prior research points to an association between breast-feeding and higher intelligence, but a new study finds no causal link. The study does find that breast-fed kids are less hyperactive at age 3.

Global Ranking Of Happiness Has Happy News For Norway And Nicaragua

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:11:00 -0400

All the Nordic countries are in the top tier. Some developing countries are making gains. Meanwhile, what about the U.S.?

Un-Sweetened: How A Maryland County Cut Soda Sales Without A Soda Tax

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:24:00 -0400

Over three years, a campaign urged Howard County, Md., residents to pare back on sugary drinks — through ads, social media, health counseling and changes to what vending machines sold. And it worked.

Eating More — Or Less — Of 10 Foods May Cut Risk Of Early Death

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 07:00:00 -0500

Too much bacon, or too few nuts, can influence the risk of death from heart disease and Type 2 diabetes, a study finds. Nearly half of U.S. deaths from these causes were linked to diet.

Is Dieting Passe? Study Finds Fewer Overweight People Try To Lose Weight

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 04:38:00 -0500

Some health experts worry about what this trend means for chronic diseases linked to obesity. Others see an upside: Diets often fail, but a healthy body image can lead to healthy outcomes.

For Breast Cancer Survivors, Eating Soy Tied To A Longevity Boost

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 13:50:00 -0500

New research finds eating soy milk, edamame and tofu does not have harmful effects for women with breast cancer, as some have worried. In fact, for some women, soy consumption was tied to longer life.

New Study Reveals Benefits Of Soy For Breast Cancer Survivors

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 16:32:32 -0500

A new study shows many breast cancer survivors benefit from a diet that includes soy, such as soy milk and tofu. The study comes as alternative plant-based proteins boom.

A Medicine That Blunts The Buzz Of Alcohol Can Help Drinkers Cut Back

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 04:59:00 -0500

Naltrexone was approved to treat alcohol disorders more than 20 years ago. But many doctors still don't know that when combined with counseling it can help people resist the urge to drink too much.

A Bit More Vitamin D Might Help Prevent Colds And Flu

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 04:31:00 -0500

An analysis finds that if you're deficient in vitamin D, taking a supplement might cut your risk of respiratory infections. But there's disagreement on what's considered deficient.

Saving The Planet, One Burger At A Time: This Juicy Patty Is Meat-Free

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 06:21:00 -0500

Pat Brown was a renowned biomedical researcher. But he left that to tackle what he saw as the biggest problem facing Earth: animal agriculture. His solution: a veggie burger so beef-like it bleeds.