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Allison Aubrey is a correspondent for NPR News.

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Mindfulness Apps Aim To Help People Disconnect From Stress

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 04:55:00 -0400

Finding inner calm hard to come by? Some people use their device obsession to help them disconnect. The apps aren't a quick fix, therapists say, but might help you stick to a mindfulness practice.

Chicago-Area Residents No Longer Have To Pay More For Pop

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 16:44:00 -0400

Lawmakers in Cook County, Ill., have repealed a tax on sweetened drinks. The controversial move is considered a win for soda companies, and a loss for public health advocates.

How Messing With Our Biological Clock Impacts Well-Being

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 05:01:00 -0400

Three scientists have won the Nobel prize in Medicine for research into our internal clocks. Biological clocks regulate everything from behavior to metabolism and play a crucial role in our health.

How Messing With Our Body Clocks Can Raise Alarms With Health

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 12:31:00 -0400

The scientists honored with a Nobel Prize in medicine helped discover that every cell in the body has its own clock. When we ignore those clocks, we increase the risk of weight gain and diabetes.

FDA Not Doing Enough To Fix Serious Food Safety Violations, Report Finds

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 16:35:00 -0400

The health department's inspector general says FDA often fails to follow up in a timely way when it uncovers big problems, like unsanitary conditions or the presence of pathogens, at food facilities.

More Healthful Kids Meals? Panera CEO Dishes Out A Challenge

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 12:53:00 -0400

Panera's CEO has challenged other fast food CEOs to eat their kids menus for a week. He's trying to start a conversation about the nutrition in these meals.

Fast Food Restaurants Announce Efforts To Serve Healthier Kids' Meals

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:31:00 -0400

As many Americans try to eat more healthfully, McDonald's and Panera Bread announced changes to their kids' meals.

This Test Can Determine Whether You've Outgrown A Food Allergy

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 04:34:00 -0400

Food allergies are tricky to diagnose, and many kids can outgrow them, too. A test called an oral food challenge is the gold standard to rule out an allergy. It's performed under medical supervision.

Global Plan To Streamline 'Use By' Food Labels Aims To Cut Food Waste

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 06:00:11 -0400

Confusion over "sell by" and "use by" dates is one reason why billions of tons of food are tossed each year. A new global initiative of food giants, including Walmart and Nestle, aims to tackle that.

Xanax Or Zoloft For Moms-To-Be: A New Study Assesses Safety

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 05:04:00 -0400

Is it OK to take antidepressants or anxiety medicine during pregnancy? Recent research suggests women who need treatment can take these drugs. Doctors recommend the lowest effective dose.

Is One Drink OK For Pregnant Women? Around The Globe, The Answer Is No

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0400

Researchers set out to answer this question: Is there a safe level of alcohol consumption during pregnancy? Turns out, that's a hard question to answer. The advice remains: Don't risk it.

The Call-In: Conflicting Diet Advice

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 08:26:40 -0400

We take listener questions about proper diet. There's been a lot of conflicting advice about what to eat.

Coca-Cola Offers A Sweet Quest: A Million Bucks To Replace Sugar

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 05:10:00 -0400

The company is holding a contest to find a new and natural, low-calorie sweetener. The challenge comes at a time when many Americans are cutting back on sugar due to obesity and diabetes risks.

Fatherhood After 40? It's Becoming A Lot More Common

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 09:10:00 -0400

The average age for fathers of newborns in the U.S. has risen from 27.4 years back in 1972 to 30.9 years now. And if the baby's dad has a college degree, he's likely to be even older.

Need A Happiness Boost? Spend Your Money To Buy Time, Not More Stuff

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 05:02:00 -0400

A recent study suggests that when people spend their extra cash to get help with time-consuming chores, they're likelier to feel better than if they use the money to buy more things.