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She dropped 8 dress sizes by changing her style

Rose Anne Schulman has been known to go into the grocery store, buy fried chicken and eat four pieces of it in the parking lot.<p>But that was the old her.<p>Now when she has that craving she buys a rotisserie chicken, takes the skin off and eats only one piece.<p>She doesn't actually know how much weight …

Middle-aged? Put down the meat

Eating a high-protein diet in middle age could increase your risk of diabetes and cancer, according to a study published this week in the journal Cell Metabolism. But don't stay away from meat for too long - the same study showed those over 65 need more protein to reduce their mortality</b> …

Junk-food fakes: Healthy alternatives to fast food

Like most people, I enjoy a love/hate relationship with junk food. I love it (in almost all forms), but it invariably hates me right back with a bunch of undesirable side effects, like tight jeans, lethargy and an overall feeling of ickiness. High-fat, high-calorie foods are okay as an occasional …

5 studies you may have missed

Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health. Remember, correlation is not causation – so if a study finds a connection between two things, it doesn't mean that one causes the other.<p><b>Don't diss canned vegetables</b> <br>American Journal of …

Predicting Alzheimer's disease - CNN Video

Blood test predicts Alzheimer's disease

<b>(CNN) —</b> In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have developed a blood test for Alzheimer's disease that predicts with astonishing accuracy whether a healthy person will develop the disease.<p>Though much work still needs to be done, it is hoped the test will someday be available in doctors' …

Mother of three loses 110 pounds

Alanna Gerwitz-Stern hadn't worked out a day in her life. She never watched what she ate, either. But after having her first son, Jacob, in December 2009, she couldn't seem to shake the baby weight.<p>Stern had gained more than 100 pounds during the pregnancy, reaching 230 pounds at 5 feet 6 inches …

How dangerous is sleep deprivation, really?

Everyone has a night here or there where sufficient sleep just doesn't happen. (Just ask anyone who's ever been to Vegas... or cared for a newborn.) But a lot of people miss out on getting significant shut-eye on a regular basis. In fact, about one in five American adults are sleep deprived.<p><b>The</b> …

Scientist wants to withdraw stem cell studies

Scientists hailed a new method of making stem cells as a breakthrough. But questions about the data used for the two studies published in Nature in January have led one of the co-authors to call for a retraction.<p>Researchers had said they could turn mature cells into embryonic-like stem cells by …

10 simple weight loss tips

Dawn Jackson Blatner, a registered dietitian and nutritionist for the Chicago Cubs, is trying to change the meaning of the phrase, "Treat yo'self."<p>Most people treat themselves by indulging in a gallon of ice cream or by lounging around the house, watching TV. Blatner wants "treat yourself" to mean …