Dec 19, 2014
Heart transplants save lives every day.
Transformers save the world from destruction (in movieland).
But trans fats?
We agree with the lead author of a new study on trans fats and memory who points out that while they extend the shelf life of prepared foods, they reduce...
Dec 18, 2014
Opposites may attract if they're magnets. But that's not so true when it comes to kisses.
Turns out that the appeal of a first kiss may have as much to do with familiar-to-you bacteria that live in your potential mate's mouth (over 20 billion reside there) as how he or she...
Dec 17, 2014
In Bonnie and Clyde, when the dashingly handsome but sociopathic Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty) confessed to Bonnie Parker (Faye Dunaway) that I'm not much of a loverboy, he didn't have a clue that erectile dysfunction was an indicator of future heart disease.
A new study...
Dec 16, 2014
Hippocrates (the Greek father of medicine) opened his first hospital in 400 B.C. on the isle of Kos.
Watercress was grown in the adjacent springs and was used to treat blood disorders.
Ancient Persians made sure their armies had a daily serving, and in England the...
Dec 15, 2014
In 1877, 17-year-old Frank Eaton, aka Pistol Pete (he's the original one), was commissioned as a U.S. marshal. He lived by the gun but died from natural causes after a long, full life at age 97.
Unfortunately, many stories about youngsters and guns don't have happy...
Dec 12, 2014
If you want to lose weight, avoid diabetes or heart problems, and help your kids get a good start on a healthy life, cooking from scratch is an essential first step.
Dec 11, 2014
We've long extolled the power of eating an ounce of walnuts (equal to 14 walnut halves) daily to get your dose of alpha-linolenic acid, an important omega-3 fatty acid.
Dec 10, 2014
Shin splints (also called medial tibial stress syndrome) are caused by microabrasions along the lower leg bones (tibia) and the fibrous connective tissue (periosteum) that covers them.