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Allison Aubrey is a correspondent for NPR News.

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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.

Amid Travel Ban Debate, Chefs And Food Brands Take A Stand On Immigration

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 16:59:00 -0500

From pledges to hire refugees to fundraisers for the ACLU, food businesses large and small are getting vocal about their support for immigrants in the wake of President Trump's new policies.

A Pinworm Medication Is Being Tested As A Potential Anti-Cancer Drug

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 04:58:00 -0500

Drugs that have been on the market for decades are being investigated for new uses. One is a medication used around the world to treat pinworm infections.

Would You Eat This Fish? A Shark Called Dogfish Makes A Tasty Taco

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 08:08:00 -0500

About 90 percent of the fish Americans eat is imported, yet fish caught off our shores is often exported. New efforts are promoting locally caught fish, especially ones we've never appreciated before.

New Guidelines Recommend When To Introduce Peanuts To Babies

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 16:27:00 -0500

New guidelines recommend introducing babies to peanut containing foods in the first year of their lives. The recommendations are based on studies that show early introduction of peanuts to infants reduces their risk of developing a peanut allergy later in life.

A Plant-Friendly Atkins Diet Gets High Marks On List Of 2017's Best Diets

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 16:32:00 -0500

U.S.News & World Report's annual rankings are out, and while reviewers have a few beefs with the regular Atkins diet, the vegan version scores well. So do other plant-based diets.

Big Battles Over Farm And Food Policies May Be Brewing As Trump Era Begins

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 15:00:00 -0500

President-elect Donald Trump hasn't said much about food and farm policy or named his choices for top food-related jobs. But the coming years will likely see profound battles over food and nutrition.

NPR's Book Concierge To The Rescue With Last-Minute Gift Ideas

Sat, 24 Dec 2016 17:10:51 -0500

Books make great last minute gift ideas. Here are a few tips for book shoppers with voids still to fill, helped by NPR's Book Concierge.

How Much Is Too Much? New Study Casts Doubts On Sugar Guidelines

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 17:04:00 -0500

An industry-funded study questions the evidence behind guidelines on daily sugar intake. Public health experts call the controversial findings an industry attempt to undermine scientific consensus.

Drivers Beware: Crash Rate Spikes With Every Hour Of Lost Sleep

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:01:00 -0500

An analysis of car accidents found that drivers who slept only five or six hours in the previous 24 had nearly twice the accident rate of drivers who slept a full seven hours or more.

Are Food Allergies On The Rise? Experts Say They Don't Know

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:18:00 -0500

Despite assumptions that peanut and other allergies are becoming more common in the U.S., experts say they just don't know. One challenge: Symptoms can be misinterpreted and diagnosis isn't easy.

Heritage Turkeys Make A Comeback, But To Save Them We Must Eat Them

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 16:25:00 -0500

They're descended from birds brought by British settlers that mated with turkeys native to the U.S. These birds taste much more like the turkeys that were on the table in the 17th century.

When Food Banks Say No To Sugary Junk, Schools Offer A Solution

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 04:59:00 -0500

Food banks are increasingly saying no to cakes, holiday candy and other junk food donations. But some schools are sending them healthier donations by salvaging uneaten foods in their cafeterias.

Souring On Sweet? Voters In 4 Cities Pass Soda Tax Measures

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 17:23:00 -0500

Three cities in California, as well as Boulder, Colo., adopted taxes on sugary drinks, a move aimed at combating obesity.