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Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:01:00 -0500An 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.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:18:00 -0500Despite 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.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 16:25:00 -0500They'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.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 04:59:00 -0500Food 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.
Wed, 09 Nov 2016 17:23:00 -0500Three cities in California, as well as Boulder, Colo., adopted taxes on sugary drinks, a move aimed at combating obesity.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:23:00 -0400Several U.S. cities have sugary drink taxes on the ballot. As efforts to reduce soda consumption gain traction around the world, critics say the industry is using the tobacco playbook to fight back.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:27:00 -0400As the soda industry gears up to spend $9.5 million to oppose the soda tax proposals in San Francisco, Oakland, Calif, and Albany, Calif., critics point out the industry has also been wooing public health groups with sponsorship deals.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 16:15:00 -0400The soda giant has just released a plan saying it will reduce the sugar content of some of its beverages. It's proposing to do this by 2025.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 14:37:00 -0400A World Health Organization report recommends fiscal policies, including taxes, that hike the retail price of sugary drinks to fend off obesity and diabetes — and the related health care costs.
Sat, 08 Oct 2016 13:12:00 -0400Urban chickens are a thing, we know, but backyard birds can carry pathogens. And so far this year, 895 people from 48 states have gotten sick, and a few hundred were hospitalized. One person died.
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 05:11:00 -0400Last year, the FDA told the maker of Kind bars some of its nut-filled snacks couldn't be labeled as "healthy." Now the agency is rethinking what healthy means, amid evolving science on fat and sugar.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:02:00 -0400Stress takes a toll on our bodies. And a new study suggests stress can diminish the benefits of more healthful food choices. But experts say a range of strategies can help people cope with stress.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 05:07:00 -0400When Frances Moore Lappe wrote the best-selling Diet For A Small Planet back in 1971, she helped start a conversation about the social and environmental impacts of the foods we choose.
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 05:08:00 -0400Berlin has become a vegan mecca, with ice cream shops, restaurants and even butchers catering to a plant-based diet. Now Germany's nutritionists warn that a vegan diet can't provide all a body needs.
Thu, 01 Sep 2016 17:50:00 -0400A beverage created in the laboratory now has a better-for-you organic version. But nutrition experts point out, this sports drink is still loaded with sugar and calories.