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Allison Aubrey is a correspondent for NPR News.

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Anxiety Relief Without The High? New Studies On CBD, A Cannabis Extract

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 04:59:00 -0400

An FDA advisory committee last week urged approval of a drug containing cannabidiol to treat a form of epilepsy. Other scientists wonder if CBD might ease anxiety or other disorders, too.

To Prevent Falls In Older Age, Try Regular Exercise

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:04:17 -0400

After reviewing the medical evidence, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended exercise as the most effective approach for older people seeking to minimize the risk of falling.

Philadelphians Drink Less Sugary Soda, More Water, After Tax

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:06:00 -0400

A new study suggests that residents of Philadelphia are 40 percent less likely to drink sweetened beverages daily compared with people in cities that don't have a soda tax in place.

Evidence Indicates Cyclists May Age Better Than Those Who Don't Bike

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 05:00:00 -0400

There's evidence that if you regularly bike — even just for fun — you may age better than those who don't. A study shows that cyclists bodies may fend off some of the typical age-related decline.

This Chef Lost 50 Pounds And Reversed Prediabetes With A Digital Program

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 05:01:00 -0500

People with prediabetes like a Washington state chef reversed the diagnosis using a digital program that harnesses the power of wearable devices, data, education, e-coaching and peer support.

Pediatricians Call For Universal Depression Screening For Teens

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 00:03:00 -0500

The nation's leading group of pediatricians has updated its guidelines for tackling teen mental health issues. One recommendation: Annual depression screening for all adolescents 12 and older.

This Vaccine Can Prevent Cancer, But Many Teenagers Still Don't Get It

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 04:49:00 -0500

The HPV vaccine can prevent cervical cancer in women and some cancers in men. It's most effective when given early in adolescence. But a new analysis finds only 29 percent of teens get it by age 13.

McDonald's Commits To More Balanced Happy Meals By 2022

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 05:01:00 -0500

The company says in the next four years, 50 percent or more of its kids meals will meet new nutrition criteria, with 600 or fewer calories per meal and caps on calories from sugar and saturated fat.

Trump Administration Wants To Decide What Food SNAP Recipients Will Get

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 15:21:00 -0500

The proposed changes to food stamps, now called SNAP, would be drastic: About half the benefits would be boxed-up, nonperishable foods. Recipients would lose a lot of their ability to pick their food.

A Family Finds A Way To Wean Themselves From Electronic Devices

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 05:12:00 -0500

If you've got teens at home, getting them off phones and other devices can be a battle. Social media is woven into their evening routine. Too much time on screens can amp up anxiety and depression.

Smartphone Detox: How To Power Down In A Wired World

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 05:03:00 -0500

In an era when many kids get a first smartphone at age 10, psychologists say the devices have turned us into Pavlov's dogs — drooling for the next notification, buzz or text. Ready to dial back?

Eating Leafy Greens Each Day Tied to Sharper Memory, Slower Decline

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 05:00:00 -0500

Scientists are keen to figure out how diet influences aging, including brain health. A 5-year study of healthy seniors found those who ate a serving or two of daily greens had less cognitive decline.

Flu Virus Can Trigger A Heart Attack

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 17:02:00 -0500

The rate of hospitalizations due to influenza is continuing to rise. Now, a study finds the risk of having a heart attack also spikes in the days after a confirmed diagnosis of flu.

Personalized Diets: Can Your Genes Really Tell You What To Eat?

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 05:01:00 -0500

There's an explosion of interest in personalized diet approaches and at-home test kits are popping up everywhere. Part of the approach includes analyzing your DNA, but genes can only tell us so much.

Sugar And Sleep: More Rest May Dull Your Sweet Tooth

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:44:00 -0500

When study participants who routinely got less than seven hours of sleep were coached to extend their sleep time, they also changed their diets, without being asked — taking in less sugar each day.