Allison Aubrey

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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.


Are Food Allergies On The Rise? Experts Say They Don't Know

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Despite assumptions that peanut and other allergies are becoming more common in the U.S., experts say they just don't know. One challenge: Symptoms can be misinterpreted and diagnosis isn't easy.


Heritage Turkeys Make A Comeback, But To Save Them We Must Eat Them

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

They're descended from birds brought by British settlers that mated with turkeys native to the U.S. These birds taste much more like the turkeys that were on the table in the 17th century.


When Food Banks Say No To Sugary Junk, Schools Offer A Solution

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Food banks are increasingly saying no to cakes, holiday candy and other junk food donations. But some schools are sending them healthier donations by salvaging uneaten foods in their cafeterias.


Souring On Sweet? Voters In 4 Cities Pass Soda Tax Measures

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Three cities in California, as well as Boulder, Colo., adopted taxes on sugary drinks, a move aimed at combating obesity.


Trick Or Treat? Critics Blast Big Soda's Efforts To Fend Off Taxes

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Several U.S. cities have sugary drink taxes on the ballot. As efforts to reduce soda consumption gain traction around the world, critics say the industry is using the tobacco playbook to fight back.


Soda Industry Tries To Woo Public Health Groups With Sponsorship Deals

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

As the soda industry gears up to spend $9.5 million to oppose the soda tax proposals in San Francisco, Oakland, Calif, and Albany, Calif., critics point out the industry has also been wooing public health groups with sponsorship deals.


PepsiCo Pledges To Cut Sugar As Big Soda Comes Under Scrutiny

Monday, October 17, 2016

The soda giant has just released a plan saying it will reduce the sugar content of some of its beverages. It's proposing to do this by 2025.


Tax Soda To Fight Obesity, WHO Urges Nations Around The Globe

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

A World Health Organization report recommends fiscal policies, including taxes, that hike the retail price of sugary drinks to fend off obesity and diabetes — and the related health care costs.


Backyard Chickens Linked To Record High In Salmonella Infections, CDC Says

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Urban chickens are a thing, we know, but backyard birds can carry pathogens. And so far this year, 895 people from 48 states have gotten sick, and a few hundred were hospitalized. One person died.


FDA Is Redefining The Term 'Healthy' On Food Labels

Monday, October 03, 2016

Last year, the FDA told the maker of Kind bars some of its nut-filled snacks couldn't be labeled as "healthy." Now the agency is rethinking what healthy means, amid evolving science on fat and sugar.


Chill Out: Stress Can Override Benefits Of Healthful Eating

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Stress takes a toll on our bodies. And a new study suggests stress can diminish the benefits of more healthful food choices. But experts say a range of strategies can help people cope with stress.


If You Think Eating Is A Political Act, Say Thanks To Frances Moore Lappe

Thursday, September 22, 2016

When Frances Moore Lappe wrote the best-selling Diet For A Small Planet back in 1971, she helped start a conversation about the social and environmental impacts of the foods we choose.


Can A Vegan Diet Give You All You Need? German Nutritionists Say 'Nein'

Monday, September 12, 2016

Berlin has become a vegan mecca, with ice cream shops, restaurants and even butchers catering to a plant-based diet. Now Germany's nutritionists warn that a vegan diet can't provide all a body needs.


Organic Gatorade: It's Still Loaded With Sugar, Folks

Thursday, September 01, 2016

A beverage created in the laboratory now has a better-for-you organic version. But nutrition experts point out, this sports drink is still loaded with sugar and calories.


A Chocolate Pill? Scientists To Test Whether Cocoa Extract Boosts Health

Monday, August 29, 2016

Chocolate lovers may agree cocoa is the food of the gods, but how strong is the evidence that it boosts heart health? Researchers are recruiting for a new study aimed at answering this question.


Shrimp Grown In Tanks Make A Splash, Coming To A Market Near You

Thursday, August 18, 2016

The U.S. appetite for shrimp is often fed in unsavory ways, with seafood produced unsustainably, sometimes with slave labor. In New York's Hudson Valley, an indoor aqua farm is raising an alternative.


Indoor Shrimp Production Opens New Possibilities For Food

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Americans love shrimp, but stories about slave labor and environmental issues have raised concerns about the way shrimp is currently produced. One man in New York is trying a new method — indoors.