Posted 10:21 PM 2/1/2013
Feb. 1, 2013 -- Not all cancer screening tests are helpful, and some are potentially harmful, according to a new Consumer Reports rating.
In the new report, Consumer Reports recommends only three of 11 common cancer screening tests, and then only for certain age groups.
Posted 6:13 PM 2/1/2013
Posted 4:24 PM 1/31/2013
Jan. 31, 2013 -- The risk of hospitalization or death from heart disease is almost a third lower in vegetarians than in people who eat meat and fish, according to a new study.
Posted 9:15 PM 1/30/2013
Jan. 30, 2013 -- PepsiCo recently announced it would remove brominated vegetable oil (BVO) from its Gatorade drinks in response to customer concerns.
Just what is BVO? And what is it doing in your sports drink?
To learn more, we reached out to food chemists Kantha Shelke, PhD, a Chicago scientist who consults with food companies to develop new products, and Walter Vetter, PhD, who is studying BVO at the University of Hohenheim in (More)
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Posted 8:06 PM 1/29/2013
Posted 6:35 PM 1/24/2013
Jan. 24, 2013 -- Next time you see a driver talking on the cell phone and looking confident, you might want to change lanes.
People who often talk on cell phones while driving may think they are experts at such multitasking, but they are typically not, says researcher David Strayer, PhD, professor of psychology at the University of Utah.
In this case, Strayer and his colleagues found practice does not make perfect, or even close to it.
Posted 5:34 PM 1/24/2013
Posted 9:41 PM 1/22/2013
Jan. 22, 2013 -- Think a nightcap may help you get a better night's sleep?
A new review of 27 studies shows that alcohol does not improve sleep quality. According to the findings, alcohol does allow healthy people to fall asleep quicker and sleep more deeply for a while, but it reduces (More)
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