April Fulton

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When Efforts To Eat 'Clean' Become An Unhealthy Obsession

Monday, October 07, 2019

Whether it's gluten or dairy, many people avoid certain types of foods these days. Sometimes food avoidance can take over people's lives and veer into an eating disorder.


Sober Living Movement Gains Followers

Monday, June 24, 2019

Many events in our adult lives involve drinking alcohol such as weddings, funerals and office parties. But a new movement is making living sober look glamorous.


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.


Misophonia: When Life's Noises Drive You Mad

Monday, March 18, 2019

Some people experience intense rage or fear when they hear the sound of people chewing, spitting, or throat-clearing. Turns out they may have a rare condition known as misophonia.


Is Coconut Oil All It's Cracked Up To Be? Get The Facts On This Faddish Fat

Monday, December 31, 2018

In the past few years, enthusiasts have touted coconut oil as the next great health food. But it contains high levels of saturated fat, which is associated with an increased risk of heart disease.


Building Strength And Resilience After A Sexual Assault: What Works

Thursday, October 04, 2018

Sexual assault is still a highly stigmatized form of trauma, and that can complicate recovery for years, psychologists find. PTSD, depression and anxiety aren't unusual, but treatment can help.


Teens Sleeping Too Much, Or Not Enough? Parents Can Help

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Though teenagers need about nine hours of rest a night, most get only seven and are suffering. A new survey suggests their parents are struggling, too. Here's how to improve the quality of teen sleep.


Biologist Wants Americans To Taste A Rainbow Of Pomegranates

Saturday, September 08, 2018

As a child, John Chater remembers trying different kinds of pomegranates in his grandfather's yard. It spurred him to pursue a dream of diversifying America's crop beyond the red Wonderful variety.


Many Common Sunscreens May Harm Coral. Here's What To Use Instead

Monday, July 02, 2018

Hawaii is about to ban the sale of sunscreens containing certain chemicals that have been shown to harm coral reefs. Environmentalists urge a switch to mineral-based products.


You May Live Longer By Severely Restricting Calories, Scientists Say

Monday, April 02, 2018

Scientists have long been fascinated with whether dramatically restricting the amount of food we eat can help us live longer. New research suggests it might, but the question is, is it worth it?


Mushrooms Are Good For You, But Are They Medicine?

Monday, February 05, 2018

Edible mushrooms, not the psychedelic ones, are low in calories and high in fiber and antioxidants. But despite the hype, scientists are just now looking into how they might fight disease in humans.


E-Cigarettes Likely Encourage Kids To Try Tobacco But May Help Adults Quit

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

While not as toxic as regular cigarettes, e-cigarettes do pose a health risk and largely contain the addictive substance nicotine, according to a major new health review ordered by the government.


In Texas And Beyond, Mass Shootings Have Roots In Domestic Violence

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

The man who police say killed 26 people in a small Texas church on Sunday had a record of domestic violence, making him sadly typical. Many suspects of mass shootings have similar histories.


'The Butchering Art': How A 19th Century Physician Made Surgery Safer

Friday, October 13, 2017

Before surgeons accepted germ theory, operations often killed patients. All Things Considered host Robert Siegel talks with the author of a new biography of antiseptic advocate Joseph Lister.


Kaiser Permanente CEO Says A Bipartisan Health Bill Is The Best Way Forward

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

If Republicans and Democrats work together to solve a few critical challenges in the health insurance market, it will stabilize, says Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO Bernard Tyson.


GOP Health Bill Faces Criticism As Committee Work Begins

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Fending off attacks from the left and the right, House GOP leaders begin the process of amending their American Health Care Act, which would replace Obamacare.


7 Provisions To Watch In The GOP's Proposed Health Care Law

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

The Republican proposal preserves popular items from Obama's health law, including letting young adults stay on their parents' plan until age 26. But it shrinks financial aid for low-income Americans.


To Keep Teens Safe Online, They Need To Learn To Manage Risk

Monday, February 27, 2017

Teens should be included in efforts to mitigate their online risks, researchers say, but apps focus more on parents controlling access by monitoring and blocking sites.


The Perplexing Psychology Of Saving For Health Care

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Even many people eligible for a health savings account who have extra cash to contribute to one don't do it. Therapists say that's partly because nobody wants to admit they will get old or sick.


Save The Monkeys, Save The Trees, Sell The Chocolate

Monday, January 30, 2017

An enterprise-minded ecologist from England is helping endangered brown-headed spider monkeys in Ecuador by connecting their preservation to high-end chocolate.