Allison Aubrey

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Diet Hit A Snag? Your Gut Bacteria May Be Partly To Blame

Monday, August 06, 2018

Scientists are learning more about how our gut microbes may influence dieting. A small new study finds successful dieters have a different mix of bacteria than less-successful dieters.


Off Your Mental Game? You Could Be Mildly Dehydrated

Monday, July 30, 2018

Dehydration has long been known to slow physical performance. Now there's evidence that too little water can hurt cognitive performance, too, making complex thinking tasks harder.


Heat Making You Lethargic? Research Shows It Can Slow Your Brain, Too

Monday, July 16, 2018

Hot weather can influence cognitive performance, according to new research. Young adults living in non-air-conditioned dorms during a heat wave performed worse on math and attention tests.


To Repel Ticks, Try Spraying Your Clothes With A Pesticide That Mimics Mums

Monday, July 09, 2018

Just in time for summer hikes and outdoor play, a study finds that the ticks that often convey Lyme disease become unable to bite, and soon die, after exposure to clothing treated with permethrin.


Coffee Drinkers Are More Likely To Live Longer. Decaf May Do The Trick, Too

Monday, July 02, 2018

The latest study to link coffee and longevity adds to a growing body of evidence that, far from a vice, the brew can be protective of good health.


FDA Green Lights Marijuana-Based Pharmaceutical Drug

Monday, June 25, 2018

For the first time, the FDA has approved a drug containing CBD, an extract of marijuana. This move could pave the way for more research into medical uses for the marijuana extract.


Red Meat Allergies Caused By Tick Bites Are On The Rise

Monday, June 25, 2018

If you are bitten by a Lone Star tick, you could develop an unusual allergy to red meat. And as this tick's territory spreads beyond the Southeast, the allergy seems to be spreading with it.


Drinking Alcohol Can Raise Cancer Risk. How Much Is Too Much?

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

A study finds light drinkers have the lowest combined risk of getting cancer and dying prematurely — lower than nondrinkers. Alcohol is estimated to be the third-largest contributor to cancer deaths.


The Controversy Over Maple Syrup

Sunday, June 17, 2018

There's a controversy over how to label the sugar naturally found in maple syrup. The Food and Drug Administration says it should be labeled as "added sugar." Maple syrup producers are balking.


1 In 3 Adults In The U.S. Takes Medications Linked To Depression

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Depression is a possible side effect of 200 medications. Now, a new study finds people who take these drugs are, in fact, more likely to be depressed. The more drugs you take, the higher the risk.


The Perils Of Pushing Kids Too Hard, And How Parents Can Learn To Back Off

Monday, June 11, 2018

Part of a parent's job is to help kids do their best, but pushing too hard can backfire. Research shows kids in high-achieving communities are at higher risk of anxiety, depression and substance use.


Hey, Salad Lovers: It's OK To Eat Romaine Lettuce Again

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The romaine that sickened 172 people in 32 states came from Yuma, Ariz., and is likely completely gone from the food supply. What's now for sale is from California.


Frozen Food Fan? As Sales Rise, Studies Show Frozen Produce Is As Healthy As Fresh

Thursday, May 17, 2018

The uptick is new after a multi-year sales slump. Among the benefits of frozen produce: it packs as much nutrition as fresh, but with less waste if you don't eat it right away.


Pennsylvania's Supreme Court To Hear Arguments In Soda Tax Case

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The beverage industry is challenging a 1.5 cent per ounce tax on sweetened drinks imposed in Philadelphia. Officials argue the tax is a good strategy to help combat childhood obesity.


Now That Calorie Labels Are Federal Law, Will We Eat Less?

Monday, May 07, 2018

Starting Monday, all restaurant chains with 20 or more locations must post calorie counts on menus. Research suggests this information helps diners cut back on calories in small ways that add up.


Lyme Disease Is On The Rise Again. Here's How To Prevent It

Monday, May 07, 2018

The tick-borne illness is spreading north and south — about 300,000 U.S. cases a year. As scientists work on better diagnostic tests and surveillance tools, you can take steps to cut your risk.


Probiotics For Babies And Kids? New Research Explores Good Bacteria

Monday, April 30, 2018

Sales of probiotics are soaring. While some studies on this beneficial bacteria show it can treat specific health issues in children, scientists are exploring how it may help gut health more broadly.


Anxiety Relief Without The High? New Studies On CBD, A Cannabis Extract

Monday, April 23, 2018

An FDA advisory committee last week urged approval of a drug containing cannabidiol to treat a form of epilepsy. Other scientists wonder if CBD might ease anxiety or other disorders, too.


To Prevent Falls In Older Age, Try Regular Exercise

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

After reviewing the medical evidence, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended exercise as the most effective approach for older people seeking to minimize the risk of falling.


Philadelphians Drink Less Sugary Soda, More Water, After Tax

Friday, April 13, 2018

A new study suggests that residents of Philadelphia are 40 percent less likely to drink sweetened beverages daily compared with people in cities that don't have a soda tax in place.