August 19, 2010 The actress recently revealed she has osteopenia. Well, Gwyneth and fans of Gwyneth, we have something important to tell you about this so-called disease.
November 6, 2008 Pop Goes the Weasel. Not just a silly song about a monkey chasing a weasel, apparently. Some claim it's Cockney rhyming slang for pawning your coat. Coat rhymes with stoat, weasel another word for stoat.
February 27, 2008 Organizing play for kids has never seemed like more work. But researchers Adele Diamond and Deborah Leong have good news: The best kind of play costs nothing and really only has one main requirement — imagination. Here, they answer your questions about play.
November 10, 2007 Five years after Vioxx's launch in 1999, Merck withdrew the drug from the market. By that time, Merck had sold billions of dollars worth of the painkiller worldwide.
June 1, 2007 Tuberculosis is an ancient disease, with afflictions recorded as far back as Egypt's pharaohs. Despite effective antibiotic treatments, TB very much remains a pressing global health issue.
May 16, 2007 Affectionate and relatively indestructible – those historically have been key qualities of a good starter pet. Katherine Grier, author of Pets in America, talks about pets of choice over the decades, good and bad.
May 9, 2007 Labels on foods containing the main causes of allergic reactions – milk, peanuts, shellfish – have made supermarket aisles safer for the 12 millions of Americans with food allergies. But labels still contain potential pitfalls. Here, tips for what to watch out for.
April 5, 2007 The Earth is warming and humans are the cause. That's the conclusion of the first installment of the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2007 report. A look at the report's key findings.
March 7, 2007 The American Cancer Society recommends that some women over 30 may only need a Pap smear every three years. A look at what's behind the change, and current recommendations on a vaccine that prevents cervical cancer.
February 28, 2007 The eight-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course teaches students a range of meditations. At the end, participants decide which meditation, or combination of them, motivates and relaxes them the most. And while rushing goes against the rules of meditation, Trish Magyari, an MBSR teacher, gives us a pass with this crash course on the body scan, one of the meditations taught in the course.
February 15, 2007 A look at the fuel someday soon you may be asking for when you say at the pump, "Fill 'er up."
January 25, 2007 Believe it or not, some of us need to be taught how to sleep. To live up to our true sleep potential — and all the health benefits that come from a good night's rest — the sleep-troubled need to change their nighttime habits. Sleep expert Dr. Helene Emsellem answers your questions about getting a better night's rest.
November 30, 2006 Twenty-five years into the AIDS epidemic, more than 50 percent of the 1 million Americans living with the disease are black. Phil Wilson, an activist who has been living with HIV since the beginning of the epidemic, calls the disease the leading civil rights issue for the black community today.
November 9, 2006 America's kids are getting bigger. Adults may go in for treadmills and counting calories, but how do you make sticking to a healthy lifestyle fun for kids? Pediatricians Matthew Gillman and Thomas Robinson answer questions on what to do about big babies, and how to make eating veggies fun.