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  • Audio Temperature is key for keeping school lunches safe

    Sep 19, 2014

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download You pile on the turkey and cut off the crusts, just the way your little one likes it. Throw in her favorite yogurt cup and tomorrow’s lunch for Pre-K is good to go. Or is it? The results of a new study may make you rethink what you […]

  • Audio Consuming more protein may prevent stroke

    Sep 18, 2014

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download Meat lovers rejoice! A new analysis recently suggested that protein-rich diets may reduce a person’s risk of stroke. Now before you whip into the nearest drive-through restaurant for a burger, remember to focus on lean proteins such as chicken and fish as your main sources. The analysis looked […]

  • Audio Swapping biopsies for blood tests

    Sep 17, 2014

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download After surviving the agonizing wait for a new heart and a grueling transplant operation, recipients of a donated heart face another major battle: avoiding the body’s rejection of the new organ. Rejection can cause the heart to fail, requiring another transplant to keep the patient alive. Stanford University […]

  • Audio Processed red meats may raise men’s heart failure risk

    Sep 16, 2014

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download When firing up the grill, you may want to think twice about the type of meat you cook. A recent study suggests that men who eat processed red meats such as hot dogs and salami may have a higher risk of developing heart failure than those who stick […]

  • Audio Want more microbes in your gut? Exercise

    Sep 15, 2014

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download Gut bug: it’s a term that doesn’t exactly inspire desire in people. But gut bugs are something people should desire … in fact, they should want a great number and diversity of them. Gut microbes may play a large role in a person’s overall health. Benefits include a […]

  • Audio Sperm donor’s age doesn’t affect fertility, study says

    Sep 12, 2014

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download When it comes to family planning, the phrase “biological clock” is often mentioned. It’s been said that a woman’s age affects fertility more than a man’s age does, and a recent study supports that claim. Researchers in the United Kingdom have found that a sperm donor’s age doesn’t […]

  • Audio I’ve fallen and I can’t get up

    Sep 11, 2014

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download -M-G and L-O-L are universally known shorthand for texts. But I-F-A-I-C-G-U (Eye-Eff- AY -Eye-See-Gee-You) never caught on, even though they stand for: I’ve Fallen … And I Can’t Get Up! O-K, maybe it’s a few too many letters to text or Tweet. But no matter why the initials […]

  • Audio Estrogen could be behind rising rates of male obesity

    Sep 10, 2014

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download You know that new car smell? It could be making you fat — especially if you’re a man in a developed country. New research from the University of Adelaide suggests that the culprit behind rising levels of male obesity in Western countries could be something other than fat […]

  • Audio Bugs: They’re what’s for dinner

    Sep 9, 2014

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download You know those reality shows where competitors eat a disgusting pile of bugs to win some incredible amount of money? Well, the idea of eating insects is less “reality show” than you might realize, and more “reality.” The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization released a report in […]

  • Audio Elderly can dance knee and hip pain away

    Sep 8, 2014

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download Could dancing be the best medicine for senior citizens with arthritis? A new study found that a low-impact dance class significantly improved the health of elderly patients with stiffness or pain in their knees and hips. Researchers from Saint Louis University studied the effect of dancing on a […]

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