September 10, 2012 A recent study found 1 in 10 American men and 1 in 14 women has had a kidney stone. Being obese or diabetic seems to raise the risk of getting them. Now lasers are becoming the treatment-of-choice for kidney stones in academic medical centers.
September 4, 2012 Even though organic food has less pesticide residue, a new review of several recent studies finds scant evidence that it has more nutrients or fewer risky bacteria than conventionally grown food. But researchers note that organic agriculture can bring environmental benefits.
August 30, 2012 Researchers have conducted the first scientific analysis of nutrients in trendy seedlings known as microgreens. They found that most microgreens have higher levels of nutrients than their mature counterparts.
August 30, 2012 A study, which started back in 1987, shows that monkeys fed a diet with 30 percent fewer calories than normal did not live unusually long lives. Researchers say the results are a good indication of how caloric restriction might affect the life spans of people.
August 16, 2012 To help fight rising rates of inactivity, a physiologist argues that doctors should write prescriptions for exercise for inactive patients.
August 10, 2012 Though more employers are encouraged to offer health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, bad employee health habits, like poor diet and smoking, are causing health care costs to skyrocket. To combat this expensive trend, many employers are using cash to encourage better health.
August 10, 2012 What can count calories, perform triage and make appointments, all at once? Medical apps are transforming the way patients and doctors understand health and monitor it.
August 7, 2012 A blogger who claims he lost weight and lowered his blood sugar on the paleo diet files a First Amendment lawsuit after he's told he needs a license to give others diet advice and nutritional counseling.
August 3, 2012 Athletes train for years to get their bodies in top shape for the Olympics, and muscle definition is an attractive benefit. But for some people, chiseled abs just might not be in the cards.
July 25, 2012 Olympic athletes need anywhere from 1,200 to 8,000 calories before competition. While some endurance athletes like runners and cyclists have to load carbohydrates, others, like wrestlers, restrict what they eat so they can make their weight class.
July 23, 2012 Health coaches, part of the newly emerging field of wellness, provide an extra push when patients need help kicking unhealthy habits. In recent years, rising health care costs for obesity-related diseases such as Type 2 diabetes have made health coaches a popular medical resource.
July 10, 2012 There's been an explosion in apps designed to help people stay healthy and manage chronic diseases. The Food and Drug Administration has announced plans to regulate some of these apps to make sure they're not putting patients at risk. But that's triggered a debate over whether government regulation may end up doing more harm than good.