Monthly Archive for September, 2012

: September, 2012

Pass the Pepper! It’s Good For You

Pass the pepper please! A new study has some spicy good news. One of black pepper’s micro-nutrient ingredients may play a role in halting the formation of fat cells. The research, recently published

What Lies Beneath: The Hazards of PVCs in Flooring

If you’re planning on installing new flooring this fall, you may want to pay close attention to the materials you choose, especially if young ones are crawling on the premises. Swedish researchers

Fit For Life: How Aerobic Excercise Can Help Breast Cancer Patients

It seems like the evidence for exercise doing good things for a woman’s body just keeps getting stronger. And now there’s a lifesaving clinical reason to fit some cardio into your week. Duke

Kernels of Healthy Wisdom

Turns out popcorn’s reputation as a healthy snack food is based on more than a kernel of truth. Researchers have discovered that the air-popped version is loaded with good-for-you antioxidants known

Fast Friends: Why Kinetic Friends Are Good For Our Kids

In what amounts to a positive form of fitness peer pressure, researchers have found that kids are moved — quite literally — by what’s going on around them. A small study suggests that your kids will

Like Fido, Like Self

In an intriguing new study that suggests there’s really something to the popular notion that dogs reflect the personalities of their owners, researchers have found that surly people tend to favor

(The Pleasant) Scent of a Senior

For every child who’s ever embarrassed their parents by complaining that Grandma Betty or Uncle Joe, well, stink, comes the peer-reviewed explanation for their bad manners: Seniors really do have a

Cad Knows Best? The Secret Behind the Weakness for Bad Boys

Got a weakness for bad boys? According to new research from the University of Texas at San Antonio, that could mean you’re in search of someone to father your children. Although it makes no rational

Sweet News! Why A Candy Bar A Day Could Keep the Doctor Away

A candy bar a day keeps the doctor away? That sounds a little too good — and sweet — to be true, but there’s more delicious nutrition news for chocolate lovers. Its enticing ingredients are being

Breastfeeding Challenges Begin Early For Some

Despite best intentions and medical wisdom, many new mothers don’t achieve their goal of exclusively breast-feeding their newborns for the first six months. And a new study suggests women’s struggles