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Yuck: A fourth-grader's undercover look at school lunch

Jun 28, 2013
In the fall of 2011, fourth-grader Zachary Maxwell set out to show his parents and the world his less-than-appetizing lunch tray reality.
Posted In: Food, food and drink, school lunches, nutrition, Health

Avatar therapy aims to aid patients with schizophrenia

Jun 20, 2013
A psychiatrist in England is using digital avatars -- almost like characters in a video game -- to help people with schizophrenia put a face to the voices in their heads.
Posted In: Health, mental health, psychology, avatars

Reinventing the standing desk

Jun 10, 2013
To sit or stand at work? That is the question. For those of you who can't decide, how about something in the middle?
Posted In: office behavior, Health, standing desk

China's toxic harvest: Consumers flock to imported food

Apr 18, 2013
Thanks to a string of scandals that have damaged the reputation of China’s domestic food supply, more and more among the country's rising consumer class are turning to imported foods.
Posted In: China, Food, Health

China's toxic harvest: A "cancer village" rises in protest

Apr 17, 2013
Farmers in Liuchong village in the Central Chinese province of Hubei are standing up to a local phosphate mining operation and fertilizer factory they blame for polluting the village's water and air, killing their crops and livestock, and leading to a sharp increase in cancer rates in the region.
Posted In: China, Health, cancer, Environment, pollution

Six diet-related lifestyle changes: Which works for you?

Apr 11, 2013
Gluten-free diets are picking up steam, but they're not alone. We pin six more common lifestyle and diet changes.
Posted In: diet, Health

Biogen Idec CEO on drug costs and taking on multiple sclerosis

Apr 11, 2013
Biogen Idec CEO George Scangos discusses his company's new multiple sclerosis drug, pricing strategy, and research process.
Posted In: pharmaceuticals, Health, research and development

Stricter school lunch nutrition standards reduce childhood obesity: Study

Apr 10, 2013
School lunch programs with stricter nutrition standards may be helping to reduce obesity in children, especially those who receive free or reduced lunches.
Posted In: Health, Education, food and drink, kids

China tackles a new outbreak of bird flu

Apr 5, 2013
Officials in China announced today that a sixth person has died from a new strain of bird flu. 14 people near Shanghai have been infected, and today authorities there decided to close all of the city's poultry markets.
Posted In: China, Health, virus

Dementia is highest cost disease and rising

Apr 4, 2013
A report in the latest issue of the New England Journal of Medicine says the U.S. spends more on treating dementia than any other disease including cancer and heart disease.
Posted In: Health, health care, dementia

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