Allison Aubrey

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How A Break From Alcohol Influences Health

Monday, June 24, 2019

The sober curious movement — people who are limiting their alcohol consumption — is relatively new. Early research suggests that even taking a short break from booze is good for your health.


Breaking The Booze Habit, Even Briefly, Has Its Benefits

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Tens of thousands of Instagram followers can't be wrong: Curiosity about the sober life is trending. Scientists say cutting out alcohol can improve your sleep and blood pressure, and help your liver.


Craft Beers Without The Buzz: Brewing New Options For The 'Sober Curious'

Thursday, June 20, 2019

More people are choosing to drink less, driven by growing concerns about health and wellness. But there haven't been many high-quality nonalcoholic beers available. Booming demand has forced a change.


The Swap: Less Processed Meat, More Plant-Based Foods May Boost Longevity

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

A new study of 80,000 people finds that those who ate the most red meat — especially processed meats such as bacon and hot dogs — had a higher risk of premature death compared with those who ate less.


Expert Panel Recommends Wider Use Of Daily Pill To Prevent HIV Infections

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says people at high risk of being infected with HIV should be offered a daily pill containing antiretroviral medications. The drug's cost remains a hurdle.


How A Fight Over Beef Jerky Reveals Tensions Over SNAP In The Trump Era

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Retailers that accept SNAP benefits must stock a variety of staple foods, including a minimum number of fruits and vegetables, meat, dairy and grain options. Now there's a fight over what counts.


What Counts As A Healthy 'Staple Food' Option For SNAP Benefits?

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

The comment-period ends this week on a proposed federal rule to offer convenience stores that take SNAP benefits more flexibility in the foods they sell. There are competing views on what count as "staple foods."


As CBD Oils Become More Popular, The FDA Considers Whether To Set New Rules

Friday, May 31, 2019

The marijuana and hemp extract has been touted as a way to ease anxiety and inflammation, despite limited science. Now, the FDA is holding its first public hearing on cannabidiol.


FDA Questions Safety And Marketing Of Cannabidiol, Known As CBD

Friday, May 31, 2019

The FDA holds a hearing Friday on CBD, a popular extract of the cannabis plant. The FDA sent warning letters to companies about illegal marketing practices, and says it needs more data about safety.


10,000 Steps A Day? How Many You Really Need To Boost Longevity

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Walking every day has been shown again and again to be important for staying healthy as you age. But how much do you need to walk to promote a long life?


To Reduce Food Waste, FDA Urges 'Best If Used By' Date Labels

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Confusion over whether a food is still safe to eat after its "sell by" or "use before" date accounts for about 20% of food waste in U.S. homes, the FDA says. The new wording aims to clear that up.


Can CBD Reduce Cravings And Stress In Opioid Users?

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Researchers wanted to know if CBD can help people who are former opioid users resist relapse. Their double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial suggests CBD can help reduce stress and cravings.


Calories, Carbs, Fat, Fiber: Unraveling The Links Between Breast Cancer And Diet

Saturday, May 18, 2019

A new study finds that women who ate a low-fat diet and more fruits, vegetables and grains, lowered their risk of dying from breast cancer. But which of those factors provided the protective effect?


Researchers Say Evidence Shows What You Eat Really Does Matter

Friday, May 17, 2019

Two new diet studies add to the evidence that when it comes to staying healthy, counting calories may not be enough. What really matters is what you choose to eat and the quality of your diet.


We Gossip About 52 Minutes A Day. That May Not Be As Toxic As It Sounds

Monday, May 13, 2019

Gossip has a bad rap. Sure, it can be catty and mean, but research is turning up ways it helps groups build cohesion — and can nudge some individuals to make positive changes in their lives.


From Gloom To Gratitude: 8 Skills To Cultivate Joy

Sunday, May 05, 2019

Reaching out in kindness, mindful breathing and taking time daily to note positive moments and personal strengths are all part of a program that reduces anxiety and depression. But it takes practice.


Measles Shots Aren't Just For Kids: Many Adults Could Use A Booster Too

Monday, April 29, 2019

With U.S. measles cases at record highs, doctors say adults who got vaccinated prior to 1968 should consider getting revaccinated to make sure they and their neighbors are protected.


Beyond Annoying: How To Identify The Sounds Of A Troublesome Snore

Monday, April 22, 2019

Most snoring is harmless, aside from the misery it might cause your bed mate. In some cases though, it's a sign of sleep apnea, a serious condition. Here's how to know the difference.


High Stress Drives Up Your Risk Of A Heart Attack. Here's How To Chill Out

Sunday, April 14, 2019

A study of siblings finds those who have a stress-related disorder have a 60 percent higher risk of heart attack or other cardiovascular event, compared to their less-stressed brothers and sisters.


Seasonal Sniffles? Immunotherapy Tablets Catch On As An Alternative To Allergy Shots

Monday, April 08, 2019

Many allergists have started to prescribe immunotherapy tablets to some of their patients. They're safe and convenient and, like allergy shots, they treat the root cause of your allergic misery.