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BPA-Free Plastics Going On Trial In Texas

Scientists and lawyers are scheduled to debate the safety of certain "BPA-free" plastics this week in a U.S. District Court in Austin, Texas.<p>At issue is whether a line of plastic resins marketed by Eastman Chemical contains chemicals that can act like the hormone estrogen, and perhaps cause health …

March Against Monsanto Rallies Held in More Than 50 Countries

Fifty-two countries and more than 430 cities around the world had one major thing in common on Saturday: Thousands of people gathered to participate …

Agriculture

Are You Listening to Your Heart?

I had never really given this question any thought until this week when I got a call saying that my brother, 56 years of age, had suffered a heart attack. A couple of years ago my father had open-heart surgery at 76 years of age, and my grandfather died of a heart attack at 72 years of age. So on …

InterAct

Ginger Could Enhance Effects Of Asthma Medication, Study Finds

Ginger may do more than taste delicious and calm the stomach -- a new study shows it could also have benefits for people with asthma.<p>The research, presented at a meeting of the American Thoracic Society, shows that ginger could enhance the effects of asthma medications called beta-agonists.<p>"Asthma …

Your Brain Burns 20 Percent of the Calories You Eat, and More Reasons Weight Loss All Starts With Your Mind

You knew your brain was busy—but did you know it was <i>this</i> busy? With all that it does during the day, your brain is using 20 percent of your caloric intake every day. But it's picky about the kinds of food it wants, opting for glucose—mostly from carbohydrates that you've recently eaten.<p>Crazy, …

The Best Apps: Health and Wellness

The 4 Best Wellness Apps<p>Few health apps are research-based, but you can bet your iPhone these are trustworthy<p>First Aid by the American Red Cross<p>Recommended by physician-run iMedicalApps.com as one of the most innovative apps of 2012 for its video and step-by-step tutorials, this app is a leader in …

Chinese Researchers Create Potentially Deadly Strains of Avian Flu

A team of Chinese researchers have deliberately created deadly new strains of influenza in a veterinary laboratory—and are now on the receiving end …

Public Health

Super Size This: Healthy Fast Food is Here to Stay (Really)

Despite recent news that the nation’s top fast-food restaurant menu items aren’t getting healthier, even though many of them boast “healthy” menu …

Food

Immediate Benefits of Chiropractic Adjustments Visible on MRI

It’s well known that chiropractic is effective for low-back pain, but scientists are still discovering exactly <i>what</i> makes chiropractic work.<p>Recent …