January 31, 2011 The new USDA nutrition guidelines are pretty good at telling us what to eat, like more vegetables, lean meats, and low-fat milk. It's a little less clear when they're telling us what not to eat.
Author Toni Bernhard, who is house-bound and often bed-bound, says she's learned to cultivate joy through others.
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January 31, 2011 Toni Bernhard, author of How to Be Sick, struggled with the isolation that came with a chronic illness diagnosis. But her study of Buddhism taught her how to embrace a new life rather than dwell on her old one.
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Commander Seasoned Beef from Taco Bell's "Super Delicious Ingredient Force" ad campaign.
January 28, 2011 Will Taco Bell's Super Delicious Ingredient Force defeat Baron von Bland? A cartoon is part of the fast-food chain's spirited defense of its seasoned beef. A lawsuit claims many of the ingredients aren't beef at all.
January 27, 2011 The Food and Drug Administration is not willing to expand the approval of an existing drug for enlarged prostates as a means to reduce the risk of prostate cancer. A panel of expert previously recommended against the expansion.
January 25, 2011 There's going to be some new symbols on processed food packages in your grocery store. Food manufacturers and grocery stores have teamed up to put nutrition information on the front of packages so consumers can make healthier choices. But some experts say the new labels might be more confusing than helpful.
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January 25, 2011 The bargains can be appealing for people who don't have insurance coverage for infertility treatments, which is to say most people. Only about 20 percent of companies covered pricey treatments like in vitro fertilization, a survey found.
Jack LaLanne celebrated his 95th birthday in Beverly Hills, Calif., Sept. 24, 2009.
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January 24, 2011 Jack LaLanne showed that living well has its own daily rewards. No matter how many years you're destined to spend on this planet, you'll be better off staying in shape.
January 21, 2011 In the style of a 1950s horror film, Esteban Valencia, Eduardo Hernandez and Randi Levey, students from Miami Beach Senior High, created a cautionary tale about trashing the beach. The video, Garbage Monsters, got top honors in the Oceans 2030: Youth Outlook Multimedia Contest.
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Just because this fruit's on the front of your food package doesn't mean it's really inside.
January 21, 2011 A natural foods advocacy group points out that food marketing of blueberry-flavored products can be deceptive when those products don't have any real blueberries in them.
January 20, 2011 People have been worrying about their weight far longer than you might have imagined. A recent event highlighted some fads through the ages, but it also revealed a diet from the 1860s that seemed to work.
High school players will experience more than 40,000 concussions this season.
January 20, 2011 Chris Nowinski has made a crusade of fighting head injuries in football. The Harvard-educated former pro wrestler had to leave the ring after suffering multiple concussions. He now educates others — including the NFL — on what head injuries can do to players' brains years later.
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January 19, 2011 Humans have transformed a defense against noxious fumes -- a receptor at the back of the throat -- into an indicator of gourmet quality in olive oil.
Domestic fowl, like chickens, often are carriers for the new flu viruses that cause human outbreaks.
January 19, 2011 British researchers have inserted a gene into chickens that blocks flu viruses from replicating and spreading to humans. But it could take years before these genetically modified birds end up on your plate.
Fans tailgate outside Heinz Field in Pittsburgh before an NFL divisional playoff football game between the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011.
January 18, 2011 In a study at two unnamed stadiums, 40 percent of fans who volunteered for testing were positive for alcohol consumption. About 1 in 12 of the people was legally drunk.
Severe mental illness among college students has increased dramatically over the last ten years. The most common problem is anxiety and depression.
January 17, 2011 Researchers say severe mental illness is more common among college students than it was a decade ago, with most young people suffering depression and anxiety. But recognizing symptoms and encouraging treatment can save lives.
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