Hospital leads fight against fungal meningitis

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After his first day working at his hospital’s newly created Fungal Outbreak Clinic, Dr David Vandenberg struggled to describe to his boss the enormity of what lay ahead. He settled on a line from the movie Jaws: “We’re going […]

Party skills that can add years to your life

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Here’s a reason to party on New Year’s eve: It might add years to your life. But what do you do if you’re shy?

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Belly fat weakens men’s bones

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Shelby Lin takes a look at how deep belly fat affects men’s bones and suggests steps men can take to combat obesity.

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How to prevent Type 2 diabetes

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and reporter Holly Firfer explains ways to avert Type 2 diabetes.

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You can literally throw your negative thoughts away

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Take the trash out: According to new research in Psychological Science, writing down your negative thoughts and tossing them in the garbage can erase your bad mood.

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Bioethicist: ‘Frankenfish’ less scary than fast food

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Two big events recently took place in the world of food: The Food and Drug Administration decreed that genetically engineered salmon wouldn’t harm the environment and McDonald’s announced that its McRib sandwich is back on the menu.

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What’s in Store for 2013?

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Next week, I’ll be celebrating 2013 with the rest of the world, but I’ll also be celebrating my one year anniversary as the Weight Loss guide at About.com.  The past year has been busy and productive. Over the past […]

Coping with holiday blues

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When the holidays bring heartache instead of joy, I think they do so because they stand as an unforgiving yard stick against which we measure our losses and troubles.

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Why do some men get grouchier as they age?

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Some call it “grumpy old man complex.” Other experts label it: “irritable male syndrome,” a spike in the outward crankiness of guys of a certain age. As more baby boomers hit 60  be ready for more grouchy outbursts, like […]

Stores to recall 150,000 Nap Nanny recliners after deaths

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Four national retailers agreed to recall more than 150,000 Nap Nanny baby recliners after at least five infant deaths and dozens of reports of children nearly falling out of the recliners, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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