Allison Aubrey

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Tylenol Might Dull Emotional Pain, Too

Thursday, April 16, 2015

People who took acetaminophen responded less strongly to happy or sad photos in a small study. It's one of several studies suggesting that there's an overlap with pain and other feelings.


Sodium Sleuths: Do Southerners Eat More Salt Than The Rest Of Us?

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Hypertension, which is tied to sodium intake, is more prevalent in the South. Researchers had a hunch that Southerners eat more salty, packaged foods, so they went gumshoeing.


GNC Announces New Policy After Facing Scrutiny Over Mislabeled Products

Monday, March 30, 2015

After a probe by the New York Attorney General's office, GNC has announced major new testing and quality control procedures.


Arsenic In California Wines: Should Drinkers Be Concerned?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A recent lawsuit raises a red flag about traces of arsenic in some lower-cost California wines. But, by Canadian standards, the trace levels are acceptable.


Rethinking Alcohol: Can Heavy Drinkers Learn To Cut Back?

Monday, March 23, 2015

The limit for healthy drinking may be less than you think — one drink a day for women and two for men, according to health experts. New strategies aim to help heavy drinkers reduce their intake.


How The First Bite Of Food Sets The Body's Clock

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Researchers are starting to learn why, when we cross time zones or pull an all-nighter, our bodies get out of sync. This story first aired March 10 on Morning Edition.


Do TV Cooking Shows Make Us Fat?

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Women who cooked the meals they saw prepared on television weighed more, on average, than those who simply watched, a study shows. The findings challenge the notion that home cooking is always best.


If You're One Of The World's 382 Million Diabetics, Your Wages May Dip

Monday, March 16, 2015

The caseload could surge to 592 million by 2035, with a huge contribution from the developing world. And across the globe, people with diabetes tend to earn less — or lose their job altogether.


How Big Sugar Steered Research On A 'Tooth Decay Vaccine'

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Though it never panned out, the sugar industry backed research to develop a vaccine to fight tooth decay, old industry documents reveal. Researchers say the goal was to deflect efforts to limit sugar.


Circadian Surprise: How Our Body Clocks Help Shape Our Waistlines

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

We have different clocks in virtually every organ of our bodies. But living against the clock — eating late at night or working overnight — may set the stage for weight gain and chronic disease.


Voluptuous Veg: Can Food Porn Seed Lust For Healthy Eating?

Friday, March 06, 2015

Tempting-looking spoonfuls of chocolate are plentiful online. Beautiful Brussels sprouts? Not so much. A campaign aims to boost the number of these images and whet our appetites for healthy foods.


Dump The Lumps: The World Health Organization Says Eat Less Sugar

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

WHO says there's strong evidence that excessive sugar is bad for us. So it's recommending that we cut back significantly.


Will The Dietary Guidelines Consider The Planet? The Fight Is On

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A panel of nutrition experts recommends a diet lower in meat in part because it's better for the Earth. But the meat industry says environmental policy doesn't belong in nutrition guidelines.


Panel Recommends More Fruits And Vegetables, Less Meat And Sugar

Friday, February 20, 2015

A panel of top nutrition experts is recommending that Americans adopt a more plant-based diet and eat less meat and sugar. The panel also weighed-in on cholesterol and caffeine.


Nutrition Panel: Egg With Coffee Is A-OK, But Skip The Side Of Bacon

Thursday, February 19, 2015

A panel of top nutrition experts is recommending that Americans adopt a more plant-based diet and eat less meat and sugar. It also found that most people are not consuming too much cholesterol.


Chocolate Makeover: Nestle Dumps Artificial Colorings

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Nestle says it's removing artificial flavors and dyes from its chocolate candies, and Hershey's says it's shifting to simpler ingredients. The moves come amid growing demand for natural food.


New Dietary Guidelines May Lighten Caution Against Cholesterol

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

New dietary advice is on its way. A panel of top experts — appointed by the federal government — is expected to update recommendations on what we should be eating. And one thing on the mind of the panel is dietary cholesterol. Americans have been told for decades to limit cholesterol-rich foods, but advice may be changing.

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Outrage Over Government's Animal Experiments Leads To USDA Review

Friday, February 06, 2015

Lawmakers also introduced a bill to strengthen laws protecting farm animals used in research. Both moves come out of a New York Times investigation of animal suffering at a federal research center.


White Potato Redux: Experts Say Spuds Are Not Nutritional Duds

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

An expert panel says white potatoes "contribute useful quantities of potassium and fiber" to our diets. Reversing itself, the panel says spuds should be included in WIC, a food aid program.


Love Hot Sauce? Your Personality May Be A Good Predictor

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Personality seems to play a key role in our lust for heat in our food. Research has found that thrill seekers tend to like the burn of a spicy meal, and the lure may be different for men and women.

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