Allison Aubrey

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Fate Of Philadelphia's Soda Tax In Limbo As It Faces Legal Challenge

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

The American Beverage Association and local businesses are suing to to abolish the Philadelphia soda tax. Oral arguments are scheduled for April 5. The case could end up in the state's Supreme Court.


Breast-Fed Kids May Be Less Hyper, But Not Necessarily Smarter, Study Finds

Monday, March 27, 2017

Prior research points to an association between breast-feeding and higher intelligence, but a new study finds no causal link. The study does find that breast-fed kids are less hyperactive at age 3.


Global Ranking Of Happiness Has Happy News For Norway And Nicaragua

Monday, March 20, 2017

All the Nordic countries are in the top tier. Some developing countries are making gains. Meanwhile, what about the U.S.?


Un-Sweetened: How A Maryland County Cut Soda Sales Without A Soda Tax

Monday, March 13, 2017

Over three years, a campaign urged Howard County, Md., residents to pare back on sugary drinks — through ads, social media, health counseling and changes to what vending machines sold. And it worked.


Eating More — Or Less — Of 10 Foods May Cut Risk Of Early Death

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Too much bacon, or too few nuts, can influence the risk of death from heart disease and Type 2 diabetes, a study finds. Nearly half of U.S. deaths from these causes were linked to diet.


Is Dieting Passe? Study Finds Fewer Overweight People Try To Lose Weight

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Some health experts worry about what this trend means for chronic diseases linked to obesity. Others see an upside: Diets often fail, but a healthy body image can lead to healthy outcomes.


For Breast Cancer Survivors, Eating Soy Tied To A Longevity Boost

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

New research finds eating soy milk, edamame and tofu does not have harmful effects for women with breast cancer, as some have worried. In fact, for some women, soy consumption was tied to longer life.


New Study Reveals Benefits Of Soy For Breast Cancer Survivors

Monday, March 06, 2017

A new study shows many breast cancer survivors benefit from a diet that includes soy, such as soy milk and tofu. The study comes as alternative plant-based proteins boom.


A Medicine That Blunts The Buzz Of Alcohol Can Help Drinkers Cut Back

Monday, February 27, 2017

Naltrexone was approved to treat alcohol disorders more than 20 years ago. But many doctors still don't know that when combined with counseling it can help people resist the urge to drink too much.


A Bit More Vitamin D Might Help Prevent Colds And Flu

Thursday, February 16, 2017

An analysis finds that if you're deficient in vitamin D, taking a supplement might cut your risk of respiratory infections. But there's disagreement on what's considered deficient.


Saving The Planet, One Burger At A Time: This Juicy Patty Is Meat-Free

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Pat Brown was a renowned biomedical researcher. But he left that to tackle what he saw as the biggest problem facing Earth: animal agriculture. His solution: a veggie burger so beef-like it bleeds.


Amid Travel Ban Debate, Chefs And Food Brands Take A Stand On Immigration

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

From pledges to hire refugees to fundraisers for the ACLU, food businesses large and small are getting vocal about their support for immigrants in the wake of President Trump's new policies.


A Pinworm Medication Is Being Tested As A Potential Anti-Cancer Drug

Monday, January 30, 2017

Drugs that have been on the market for decades are being investigated for new uses. One is a medication used around the world to treat pinworm infections.


Would You Eat This Fish? A Shark Called Dogfish Makes A Tasty Taco

Saturday, January 07, 2017

About 90 percent of the fish Americans eat is imported, yet fish caught off our shores is often exported. New efforts are promoting locally caught fish, especially ones we've never appreciated before.


New Guidelines Recommend When To Introduce Peanuts To Babies

Thursday, January 05, 2017

New guidelines recommend introducing babies to peanut containing foods in the first year of their lives. The recommendations are based on studies that show early introduction of peanuts to infants reduces their risk of developing a peanut allergy later in life.


A Plant-Friendly Atkins Diet Gets High Marks On List Of 2017's Best Diets

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

U.S.News & World Report's annual rankings are out, and while reviewers have a few beefs with the regular Atkins diet, the vegan version scores well. So do other plant-based diets.


Big Battles Over Farm And Food Policies May Be Brewing As Trump Era Begins

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump hasn't said much about food and farm policy or named his choices for top food-related jobs. But the coming years will likely see profound battles over food and nutrition.


NPR's Book Concierge To The Rescue With Last-Minute Gift Ideas

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Books make great last minute gift ideas. Here are a few tips for book shoppers with voids still to fill, helped by NPR's Book Concierge.


How Much Is Too Much? New Study Casts Doubts On Sugar Guidelines

Monday, December 19, 2016

An industry-funded study questions the evidence behind guidelines on daily sugar intake. Public health experts call the controversial findings an industry attempt to undermine scientific consensus.


Drivers Beware: Crash Rate Spikes With Every Hour Of Lost Sleep

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

An analysis of car accidents found that drivers who slept only five or six hours in the previous 24 had nearly twice the accident rate of drivers who slept a full seven hours or more.