Allison Aubrey

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Sugar And Sleep: More Rest May Dull Your Sweet Tooth

Thursday, January 18, 2018

When study participants who routinely got less than seven hours of sleep were coached to extend their sleep time, they also changed their diets, without being asked — taking in less sugar each day.


Is Alcohol A Problem? Online Tool Helps Assess Risk And Find Help

Monday, January 08, 2018

Treatment for alcohol problems isn't a one-size-fits-all approach. The NIH has launched a navigator site that can help figure out the scope of the problem and find evidence-based treatment options.


Feel In Danger On A Date? These Apps Could Help You Stay Safe

Monday, December 18, 2017

Safety apps are designed to help women ease out of a dating situation that seems uncomfortable or dangerous. But experts say it's also important to help friends in real life.


Tylenol May Help Ease The Pain Of Hurt Feelings

Monday, December 04, 2017

Acetaminophen, the world's most popular painkiller, doesn't just dull physical aches, it also has subtle psychological effects, researchers say. But blunting emotions isn't always a good thing.


What The Industry Knew About Sugar's Health Effects, But Didn't Tell Us

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The sugar industry pulled the plug on an animal study it funded in the 1960s. Initial results pointed to a link between sugar consumption and elevated triglycerides, which raises heart disease risk.


It's Not Just Politics. Food Can Stir Holiday Conflict, Too

Monday, November 20, 2017

Lots of families fight over politics at the holiday table. But decisions about which foods to put on the table can also whip up stress and squabbles.


Is There A Way To Keep Using Opioid Painkillers And Reduce Risk?

Monday, November 13, 2017

As a result of the opioid epidemic, doctors are being urged to turn to other medications to treat chronic pain. That can be a challenge for people who have used opioid painkillers for years.


Amid Privacy Concerns, Mattel Shelved Planned Device For Kids

Monday, October 30, 2017

What if the devices in your home got involved in raising your kids? The toy giant Mattel planned to market such a device but pulled the project when parents and pediatricians complained.


Alexa, Are You Safe For My Kids?

Monday, October 30, 2017

Talking to a device that talks back can be entertaining and educational for children. But psychologists say children can develop relationships with these devices that can be different than adults.


Counting The Heavy Cost Of Care In The Age Of Opioids

Friday, October 27, 2017

The city of Baltimore says it needs more money to distribute a lifesaving opioid overdose medication. And a recent study finds the cost of treating overdoses in U.S. hospital ICUs has risen sharply.


The FDA Will Decide Whether 26 Ingredients Count As Fiber

Monday, October 23, 2017

Chicory root. Bamboo. Soy fiber: Manufacturers can use these to add fiber to foods. Critics say this makes snack foods seem healthy. FDA will decide if these can count as fiber on nutrition labels.


Mindfulness Apps Aim To Help People Disconnect From Stress

Monday, October 16, 2017

Finding inner calm hard to come by? Some people use their device obsession to help them disconnect. The apps aren't a quick fix, therapists say, but might help you stick to a mindfulness practice.


Chicago-Area Residents No Longer Have To Pay More For Pop

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Lawmakers in Cook County, Ill., have repealed a tax on sweetened drinks. The controversial move is considered a win for soda companies, and a loss for public health advocates.


How Messing With Our Biological Clock Impacts Well-Being

Monday, October 09, 2017

Three scientists have won the Nobel prize in Medicine for research into our internal clocks. Biological clocks regulate everything from behavior to metabolism and play a crucial role in our health.


FDA Not Doing Enough To Fix Serious Food Safety Violations, Report Finds

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

The health department's inspector general says FDA often fails to follow up in a timely way when it uncovers big problems, like unsanitary conditions or the presence of pathogens, at food facilities.


Fast Food Restaurants Announce Efforts To Serve Healthier Kids' Meals

Monday, September 25, 2017

As many Americans try to eat more healthfully, McDonald's and Panera Bread announced changes to their kids' meals.


This Test Can Determine Whether You've Outgrown A Food Allergy

Monday, September 25, 2017

Food allergies are tricky to diagnose, and many kids can outgrow them, too. A test called an oral food challenge is the gold standard to rule out an allergy. It's performed under medical supervision.


Xanax Or Zoloft For Moms-To-Be: A New Study Assesses Safety

Monday, September 18, 2017

Is it OK to take antidepressants or anxiety medicine during pregnancy? Recent research suggests women who need treatment can take these drugs. Doctors recommend the lowest effective dose.


Is One Drink OK For Pregnant Women? Around The Globe, The Answer Is No

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Researchers set out to answer this question: Is there a safe level of alcohol consumption during pregnancy? Turns out, that's a hard question to answer. The advice remains: Don't risk it.


Coca-Cola Offers A Sweet Quest: A Million Bucks To Replace Sugar

Monday, September 04, 2017

The company is holding a contest to find a new and natural, low-calorie sweetener. The challenge comes at a time when many Americans are cutting back on sugar due to obesity and diabetes risks.