Allison Aubrey

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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Lawmakers in Cook County, Ill., have repealed a tax on sweetened drinks.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.


Need A Happiness Boost? Spend Your Money To Buy Time, Not More Stuff

Monday, August 28, 2017

A recent study suggests that when people spend their extra cash to get help with time-consuming chores, they're likelier to feel better than if they use the money to buy more things.


With Heavy Drinking On The Rise, How Much Is Too Much?

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Binge-drinking sounds like an all-night bender, but here's a reality check: Many social drinkers may "binge" without knowing it. Women who drink four or more drinks on an occasion are binge-drinking.


Men, Listen Up: Women Like The Smell Of Guys Who Eat A Certain Diet

Monday, August 14, 2017

Your diet can influence your appearance. You knew that. But did you know that what you eat can also affect your body odor and your attractiveness to the opposite sex?


Student Athletes Who Specialize Early Are Injured More Often, Study Finds

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

High school athletes who tended to focus on one sport were 50 percent more likely to get hurt than those who hadn't specialized. Injuries included ankle sprains, knee tendonitis, and stress fractures.


Forest Bathing: A Retreat To Nature Can Boost Immunity And Mood

Monday, July 17, 2017

If hiking is about a destination, forest bathing is about an immersion of the senses into the natural world. It's a wellness trend, and studies suggest several health benefits.


Study Finds Yoga Can Help Back Pain, But Keep It Gentle, With These Poses

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

A yoga class designed specifically for lower back pain can be as effective as physical therapy in easing pain, the study says. The class and teacher manuals are available online, for free.


After The Amazon Deal: What Will Shopping At Whole Foods Feel Like?

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Analysts say Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods could hasten the growth of online grocery shopping. So, where does this leave brick-and-mortar stores? The store of the future may look very different.


Lead Detected In Baby Food Samples. Pediatricians Say There's No Safe Level

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Twenty percent of baby food samples were found to contain lead, according to a report from the Environmental Defense Fund. Pediatricians say there's no safe lead level. FDA is reviewing its policy.


Trump Administration Gives Industry More Time to Adopt New Nutrition Fact Label

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Nutrition Facts label on food and drink packaging has gotten a makeover, but you may not see the updates for a while. The FDA has delayed the compliance date after companies asked for more time.


Dog Owners Walk 22 Minutes More Per Day. And Yes, It Counts As Exercise

Monday, June 12, 2017

A new study finds dog owners on average walk 22 more minutes more per day compared to people without dogs. The benefits of walking include a lower risk of heart disease and premature death.