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Can Fat Baboons Help Us Understand the 'Obesity Paradox'?

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 06.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Does our present high-sugar diet do to us what the "garbage dump diet" did to the baboons? Weight gain, pre-diabetes and alarming cholesterol elevations are all results of our diet too. Like the baboons, we humans will certainly respond to dietary insults in a variety of ways.

Life-Saving Medication Still Unavailable to Allergic Children

Dr. Belinda Mantle | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Belinda Mantle

Allergic children are entirely reliant upon their caregivers to ensure they are safe. It is only hoped that simple measures, such as training teachers to administer epinephrine and making unassigned epinephrine mandatory at schools, are implemented before another unnecessary loss of life.

Food Allergy Awareness Heads To Obama's Desk

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 11.13.2013 | Parents

WASHINGTON (AP) — The deaths of two girls in Illinois and Virginia from severe food allergies have helped spur efforts to get schools to stockpile e...

More States Take Steps To Fight Allergies In Schools

AP | LUCAS L. JOHNSON II | Posted 10.17.2013 | Parents

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When a third-grade student who had been stung by a wasp developed welts on his neck and had trouble brea...

'Worrisome' New Statistic About Allergies

Posted 06.27.2012 | Parents

Parents and caretakers may not be doing everything they can to protect young children from allergic reactions, according to a study published Monday i...

Under Pressure: Does Stress Accelerate Aging?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 08.14.2013 | Fifty
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Do stress and anxiety actually accelerate the aging process?

Our Kids: More Than a Sales Channel for Big Pharma

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robyn O'Brien

We've got 80,000 chemicals in our everyday products here in the US, but the EPA has required testing on only 200 of them. Is it any wonder that the health of American children is under siege?