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Cooking Off the Cuff: The Best Irish Stew -- Simple, Basic, Satisfying

The pleasure of a beautiful snowfall followed by a couple of brilliantly sunny sub-freezing days has given way to stay-at-home inertia: It is damp and gray and chilly outside. But indoors it is cozy, and the whole apartment smells of dinner: among the simplest of cold-weather dinners, too, and a …

12 Ways You'll Actually Enjoy Eating More Greens In 2014

With a spoonful of pancetta, the medicine goes down.

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10 worst right-wing moments of the week — “global cooling” edition

Donald Trump has a theory about climate change, while the Pope catches flack for being too mean to rich people<p><b>1. Ken Langone: Pope Francis, stop pissing off rich people... or else.</b><p>Pope Francis has been shaking a lot of conservative Christians up by de-emphasizing the church’s view of gays and …

Why Legal Weed is Working in Colorado

The center of the movement to legalize pot is in a red sandstone building a few blocks from Colorado’s state capitol in Denver. The activists who …

What Pope Francis Can Teach the GOP

With his softer message on gay and divorced families, the pope has figured out what the Republicans haven’t grasped—you’ve got to tone it down if you …

Asthma: Altering diet may ease symptoms

<b>Fruits, vegetables and whole-grains might be an unlikely treatment for asthma according to animal studies.</b><p>Tests on mice, published in the journal Nature Medicine, showed that a high-fibre diet could reduce inflammation in the lungs.<p>The extra fibre changed the nutrients being absorbed from the gut, …

Some current, former smokers should get annual lung scans: US panel | Reuters

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Heavy smokers and former heavy smokers should get annual lung cancer screening tests, according to final guidelines issued on Monday by an influential U.S. panel.<p>A man sends text messages on his mobile phone as he smokes a cigarette outside the court building in San Diego, …

Six new cases of MERS virus hit Saudi Arabia, UAE

LONDON (Reuters) - Another five people in Saudi Arabia and one in the United Arab Emirates have become infected with the potentially deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus, the World Health Organisation said on Tuesday.<p>The new infections, including one fatal case in a 73-year-old …

Vitamin E may slow early Alzheimer's decline: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Taking vitamin E during the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease slowed declines in patients’ ability to perform basic tasks by about six months in a new study.<p>“It will be very interesting to see to what extent this will change practice,” Dr. Maurice Dysken said. “I think …

Antioxidants in diet linked to cataract risk | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who eat foods rich in antioxidants may have a lower risk of cataracts as they age, according to a new Swedish analysis.<p>“Oxidative damage of the eye lens caused by free radicals has been suggested to be crucial in development of cataract,” said Susanne Rautiainen of …

Daily routines may influence sleep quality, quantity

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Maintaining a consistent daily routine may be linked to better sleep, according to a small new study.<p>A bicycle cab driver takes a break on a hammock tied to a tree and his bicycle cab along a main street in Manila April 29, 2013. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco<p>Young adults who went …

Heart disease could be tied to dementia for older women

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older women with a history of heart trouble were more likely to develop thinking and memory problems than those without heart disease, it was found in a new study.<p>A woman walks past a closed down business in Madrid March 27, 2013. REUTERS/Juan Medina<p>Women who’d had a …

The 9 Most Helpful Weight-Loss Tips of 2013

Check out the most fascinating science-based tricks from the past year

Weekend Challenge: Dumbbell Chop

Get ready to show off your six-pack abs<p><i>Join the</i> Women’s Health <i>Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Check out our Facebook page every weekend and challenge yourself to try a new exercise. Thousands of women already have. Join them, and</i> …

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3 Healthier Mac and Cheese Recipes

This usually indulgent dish gets a better-for-you makeover<p>Whether it comes from a stovetop or a microwave container, mac and cheese is the ultimate comfort food. So we weren't exactly surprised to see this latest ode to mac and cheese: the new cookbook <i>Melt: The Art of Macaroni and Cheese</i> by …