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Dogs trained to spot diabetics' blood sugar swings

Sep 24, 2012
There's a burgeoning industry of inexpensive classes that promise to train dogs to alert their diabetic owners to a change in their blood sugar.
Posted In: dogs, diabetes, Health

Nanny state or helpful hand?

Aug 31, 2012
Figuring out where personal responsibility ends and government intervention begins when it comes to eating habits.
Posted In: Health, junk food ban

Government should tax unhealthy food

Aug 31, 2012
The director of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services says there should be financial incentives for healthy food choices, consequences for unhealthy ones.
Posted In: Health, soda, junk food ban

Could better branding get kids to eat their vegetables?

Aug 30, 2012
On the age-old question of how you get kids to eat broccoli, new research from Cornell University finds it's all about branding.
Posted In: vegetables, Health, branding

Can working from home increase productivity?

Aug 22, 2012
Our Freakonomics expert Stephen Dubner says there is evidence that working from home is better for you.
Posted In: Work, home, employment, Health

As school year starts, more veggies on the menu

Aug 20, 2012
Changes in the federal school lunch program will put more fruits and vegetables on pupils' trays. Will they eat them?
Posted In: Health, school lunches

The latest Olympic star: Kinesio tape

Aug 13, 2012
Olympic athletes helped increase sales of colorful therapeutic tape.
Posted In: kinesio tape, Health, marketing, athletes, Olympics 2012

Australian woman wins key Thalidomide settlement

Jul 18, 2012
Today, a woman in Australia born without arms or legs reached a multi-million dollar settlement with the distributor of Thalidomide, as a previously undiagnosed victim of the drug's side effects. The case may prompt similar legal action for uncompensated victims around the world.
Posted In: Health, pharmaceuticals, class action lawsuits

Drinking and divorce among the baby boomers

Jul 13, 2012
More long-term marriages are breaking up and a wine habit may benefit older women's bones.
Posted In: senior citizen, drinking, osteoporosis, Health, aging, divorce

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