You have no idea what's going on in that glass.
March 29, 2011 An analytic chemist has isolated hundreds of compounds that make up the world's most complex cocktail. He has some advice for amateur bartenders.
Paul Rider runs on Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles, March 25, 2011. Researchers say a moderate running regimen is actually beneficial for the joints of people with healthy knees.
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March 28, 2011 Contrary to popular belief, running isn't damaging to your knees. In fact, a light running regimen may actually strengthen healthy knees. But researchers say if you've just had knee surgery or if you're overweight, don't suddenly jump right into an intensive running program.
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March 25, 2011 Nerve trouble is not worth the purported gain from athletic wear that is supertight. The case of a teenage soccer player highlights the problem.
Todd Woods and his sous chefs prepare baby greens for a quick saute at Restaurant Nora in Washington, D.C.
March 21, 2011 Chef Nora Pouillon of Restaurant Nora in Washington, D.C., shows NPR Host Linda Wertheimer a fresh way to cook greens without resorting to a long, slow braise and a hamhock.
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Eating a few mullet like these could be good for your eyes.
March 15, 2011 Women who ate fish, a prime source of omega-3s, at least once a week were less likely to get age-related macular degeneration compared with women who ate fish just once a month, a new study finds.
March 11, 2011 The right sort of talk with your doctor could help get you on the road to weight loss. But many physicians are reluctant to bring it up, out of fear they might offend patients.
March 11, 2011 Some scientists believe humans age more slowly than other primates, judging by the exceptionally long human lifespan. But a study in the journal Science suggests humans age just like baboons and chimps. Study author Susan Alberts discusses what the study implies about human longevity.
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March 11, 2011 What makes our bodies sense sugar, fruit or aspartame as "sweet"? Taste scientist Robert Magolskee discusses research published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences into newly discovered pathways for detecting sweet flavors.
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March 7, 2011 Comparing all the salt, fat, and calorie information of chips can leave you standing in the grocery aisle, scratching your head. A new survey helps make sense of the nutritional madness.
March 7, 2011 Some Skippy peanut butters are being recalled because of possible salmonella contamination. Separately, hazelnuts distributed by a California company have been associated with an outbreak of illness in the Upper Midwest.
Five-year-old Andy Villatoro plays with a toy he received with a Happy Meal at a San Francisco McDonald's last year.
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March 4, 2011 The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia want McDonald's to report to the world on what it's doing to address concerns about the health effects of fast food. The nuns are particularly concerned about children's health.
March 4, 2011 A new report in the journal Lancet says about half the men in the U.S., Brazil and Mexico are infected with HPV, a group of viruses that includes some known to cause cancer and other diseases. Host Ira Flatow and guests discuss HPV infection and its relationship to cancer.
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Caloric French Canadian comfort food: poutine.
March 2, 2011 About one-quarter of Canadians are obese compared with more than one-third of Americans. The gap is narrower between men in both countries than it is for women. But people in both nations have become fatter since the 1980s.
February 28, 2011 People who drink more than one soda or other sugar-sweetened beverage a day have higher blood pressure, a new study finds. But diet soda may not be a guilt-free answer: Study participants who drank it had higher BMIs than their sugared-up counterparts.
In the first few days after they give birth, cows (like all mammals) produce a special milk that is full of antibodies and growth factors.
February 25, 2011 Bovine colostrum has been a popular natural health supplement for centuries. Now, British researchers have found that it helps mitigate the effects of overheating in athletes.
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