Allison Aubrey

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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.


Evidence Indicates Cyclists May Age Better Than Those Who Don't Bike

Monday, March 12, 2018

There's evidence that if you regularly bike — even just for fun — you may age better than those who don't. A study shows that cyclists bodies may fend off some of the typical age-related decline.


This Chef Lost 50 Pounds And Reversed Prediabetes With A Digital Program

Monday, March 05, 2018

People with prediabetes like a Washington state chef reversed the diagnosis using a digital program that harnesses the power of wearable devices, data, education, e-coaching and peer support.


Pediatricians Call For Universal Depression Screening For Teens

Monday, February 26, 2018

The nation's leading group of pediatricians has updated its guidelines for tackling teen mental health issues. One recommendation: Annual depression screening for all adolescents 12 and older.


This Vaccine Can Prevent Cancer, But Many Teenagers Still Don't Get It

Monday, February 19, 2018

The HPV vaccine can prevent cervical cancer in women and some cancers in men. It's most effective when given early in adolescence. But a new analysis finds only 29 percent of teens get it by age 13.


A Family Finds A Way To Wean Themselves From Electronic Devices

Monday, February 12, 2018

If you've got teens at home, getting them off phones and other devices can be a battle. Social media is woven into their evening routine. Too much time on screens can amp up anxiety and depression.


Smartphone Detox: How To Power Down In A Wired World

Monday, February 12, 2018

In an era when many kids get a first smartphone at age 10, psychologists say the devices have turned us into Pavlov's dogs — drooling for the next notification, buzz or text. Ready to dial back?