A new University of Minnesota study finds that “authoritative” parents (i.e. those that are both demanding and responsive) average four to five family meals per week.
We Americans may have, as Thomas Jefferson declared (and the Continental Congress confirmed on July 4, 1776), an inalienable right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” but are we happy? And what exactly makes us happy, anyway?
According to a new report issued jointly this week by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, fewer Minnesotans are obese than people living in many other states. Specifically, we’re 32nd on the report’s list.
Dr. Mehmet Oz won a “Talk Show: Informative” Emmy Sunday for his popular 9-month-old television show.
A study published Monday in the Archives of Internal Medicine reports that biking, like brisk walking (3+ miles per hour), is associated with less weight gain in women as they approach and enter middle age.
Every five years, the Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) update their Dietary Guidelines for Americans — their detailed directions for what we should and shouldn’t eat to stay as healthy as possible.
This year, as she progresses through her pregnancy, New Scientist reporter Linda Geddes has been penning an often amusing and always interesting first-person “Bumpology” column on “the science behind pregnancy.”
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I had to smile when I read Newsweek reporter Sharon Begley’s column this week.
This is discouraging: A new study involving 590 physicians and medical students at 11 New York and New Jersey hospitals reports that more than two-thirds of those docs and would-be docs think it’s just fine to accept gifts and payments from drug and
Late on Friday, a federal advisory panel gave the thumbs down to flibanserin (Girosa), Big Pharma’s latest — and perhaps most hyped — attempt to come up with a Viagra equivalent for women.
The Food and Drug Administration isn’t bound by the advisory
Are you over 40 and wondering if it’s too late for you to write your Great American Novel or produce other great work? Research indicates there’s still time. Hey, it worked for Grandma Moses.
That’s the provocative proposition that Paul Rosenblatt, a professor in the University of Minnesota’s department of family social services, makes this week in the journal Family Science Review.
The Associated Press has run a couple of great articles this week about the health risks associated with getting too many medical tests. It’s a topic Americans seem to have difficulty discussing rationally.
Women who eat a variety of nutrient-rich foods may lower their risk of developing age-related cataracts, a study published Monday in the Archives of Ophthalmology has found.
Last week, the Chicago Tribune ran an article that re-emphasizes how hope for a cure for a chronic, debilitating illness often outpaces science.
In this case, the illness is chronic fatigue syndrome, a little understood medical condition that’s belie
Research psychologist Jesse Bering presents a fascinating discussion of the history and meaning of the slang term “fag hag” — a woman who supposedly hangs around with gay men because of her unattractiveness and inability to attract straight men.
Talk about opening up a hornets’ nest.
The finding will undoubtedly raise concern among the parents of the 35,000 or so Minnesota kids who play hockey.
For two days running, Sunday’s New York Times article on how we pay a mental price for all our electronic gadgets has been ranked #1 on that newspaper’s most e-mailed list.