Allison Aubrey

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Wegovy works. But here's what happens if you can't afford to keep taking the drug

Monday, January 30, 2023

The new weight-loss drugs can be life-changing for people facing health conditions worsened by obesity, but price and spotty insurance coverage may keep them out of reach.


The FDA proposes new targets to limit lead in baby food

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Toxic metal can be harmful to developing brains. New lead targets are part of a broad FDA imitative to reduce children's exposure to the lowest levels possible.


Can simple brain quizzes predict who gets a virus?

Monday, January 23, 2023

Could your smart phone help predict how vulnerable you are to catching a virus and getting sick? A new, preliminary study suggests that one day it could.


Sitting all day can be deadly. 5-minute walks can offset harms

Thursday, January 12, 2023

People who get regular short bouts of exercise are less likely to develop diabetes, dementia and heart disease, a new study finds. And an added benefit - regular movement puts people in a better mood.


Doctors say bystanders can do a lot to help someone who has stopped breathing

Monday, January 09, 2023

The American Heart Association notes heightened interest in CPR since Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest during last week's game. CPR can increase the chances of survival.


Doctors say Damar Hamlin's neurological condition and function are intact

Friday, January 06, 2023

The physicians treating Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin say he's made a remarkable improvement following his collapse during Monday night's game, but remains in intensive care.


Time is fleeting. Here's how to stay on track with New Year's goals

Monday, January 02, 2023

As we dive into another new year of resolutions, managing time is the key to success. And learning to organize our time around our goals may mean saying 'no' to activities that don't align.


Doctors warn that heart attacks spike this time of year

Monday, December 12, 2022

We know viruses are on the rise as we head into the holiday season, but cardiologists want us to know that there is also an increased risk of heart attacks at this time of year.


Doctors normally prescribe medicine and now some are prescribing meals

Monday, November 28, 2022

A study finds medically tailored healthy meal delivery reduces the risk of patients ending up back in the hospital. These meal programs are benefiting people with diet-related conditions.


A new kind of meat grown from animal cells is on the menu at COP27

Thursday, November 17, 2022

A new kind of meat is on the menu at the U.N. climate conference. Cultivated meat is grown from animal cells in a production facility and doesn't involve killing animals.


From science fiction to reality, 'no kill' meat may be coming soon

Monday, November 14, 2022

The meat of the future may be cultured directly from animal cells without slaughtering livestock. It's not yet sold in the U.S., but NPR got a tour of a leading start-up and a taste of their chicken.


Statins vs. supplements: New study finds one is 'vastly superior' to cut cholesterol

Sunday, November 06, 2022

Millions of people are prescribed statins to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease, but many would rather take supplements instead. A new study shows statins are much more effective.


Many products by the largest food firms are considered unhealthy, research shows

Monday, October 24, 2022

Two new reports paint a dismal picture of nutrition in the U.S. One finds about 70% of products sold by the largest food companies are unhealthy. Investor groups are pushing for change.


For stomach pain and other IBS symptoms, new apps can bring relief

Sunday, October 16, 2022

If you often have pain, bloating, urgency or other symptoms of gastrointestinal distress, you may have IBS. Here's how to find relief, using the latest science and a new generation of apps.


Colonoscopies save lives. Doctors push back against European study that casts doubt

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Colon cancer specialists worry that results of a study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine could be misconstrued, and keep patients from getting lifesaving cancer screening.


A surprising treatment is helping people with gastrointestinal or stomach issues

Monday, October 10, 2022

In the health industry, there is growing focus on providing effective therapies using on-demand care. That includes a hypnosis app to help manage the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.


The FDA is updating the definition of 'healthy' and designing new labels

Thursday, October 06, 2022

The FDA is updating the definition of healthy and designing new labels. The agency says this will help empower people to make better decisions. But not all nutrition experts are convinced.


Biden's summit aimed at tackling food insecurity and diet-related disease in the U.S.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

The White House held a summit aimed at tackling hunger and diet-related disease. About one in 10 U.S. households is food-insecure and diet-related diseases are a top cause of death and disability.


The White House is hosting a conference on nutrition and hunger

Monday, September 26, 2022

The White House is convening a day-long conference this week to review new proposals for tackling food insecurity and diet-related chronic disease.


Daily 'breath training' can work as well as medicine to reduce high blood pressure

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Research finds five to 10 minutes daily of a type of strength training for muscles used in breathing can help anyone reduce or prevent high blood pressure. The training can also help elite athletes.