March 13, 2013 Can eating a banana counter the effects of being over-caffeinated? That's a claim that's been circulating around blogs recently. Some baristas swear by it, but we talked to a scientist who explains why it just isn't true.
March 13, 2013 Three decades after giving the world The Number of the Beast, Iron Maiden is poised to release its latest work — and it's a beer. "As a fan of traditional English cask beer, I thought this could actually be something really exciting," singer Bruce Dickinson says.
March 13, 2013 Telemedicine sounds like a good idea, but state laws limit it, and insurers usually won't pay for that. Parkinson's specialist Ray Dorsey is determined to prove that it can work, one patient at a time. The latest lure: free 30-minute consults.
March 13, 2013 A new clickable atlas shows just how far it is to the grocery store, everywhere in the United States. "Food deserts" are the focus of state, local and federal anti-obesity efforts.
March 13, 2013 The city known for its deep-dish pizza is branching out, from savory single servings to tarts and galettes, to traditional fruit or cream favorites.
March 12, 2013 WNYCUnder pressure from the New York state comptroller — who oversees one of its largest shareholders — the doughnut chain has agreed to set a goal of using only 100 percent sustainable palm oil to make its doughnuts. Production of palm oil has caused serious deforestation in Indonesia.
March 11, 2013 Less sleep equals more eating, according to a rigorous new study. People who slept just five hours a night burned more energy but also ate more — so much more that they gained almost 2 pounds in less than a week.
March 11, 2013 A state Supreme Court justice said the regulations overstepped the authority granted to the New York City Board of Health. And the judge noted that the regulations wouldn't have applied equally across food retailers.
March 11, 2013 For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try Taco Bell's new Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Taco. It's everything you love about Cool Ranch Doritos and everything you love about Taco Bell and everything you hate about yourself!
March 11, 2013 While its true that noroviruses are "perhaps the perfect human pathogens," as The Journal of Infectious Diseases reports, it also seems that Noma could have spared some of its diners from the pathogens if the staff had read emails from health inspectors.
March 11, 2013 Art student Risa Hirai has turned her skills in oil painting to elaborate icing decoration. Her works, on exhibit this week at Gallery Tokyo Humanite, feature traditional Japanese motifs on a very Western canvas: cookies.
March 10, 2013 WVTFWith only about 1,000 full-blooded Hawaiians left in the world, preserving native island culture is a huge challenge. One way to do this: teach students and other island residents the ancient art of making poi, a dish that's been feeding native Hawaiians for centuries.
March 9, 2013 Washington Post food editor Joe Yonan took a bit of a professional risk this week by publicly declaring his vegetarianism. He's not alone: Many Americans say they've cut back on meat in recent years, and like Yonan, they cite health as a primary concern.