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A food fight takes flight over poultry regulations

A proposal to update federal poultry inspection regulations is opposed by a coalition of public health and consumer groups who say the rules would increase the risk of food-borne illness and risk the welfare of processing plant workers.

Wednesday - 11/14/2012, 08:07pm EST

Tags: poultry, USDA food inspections, public health, federal food regulations

Dating site encourages daters to get creative

Whether users seek a visit to the Crepe Cart at Eastern Market or seeing the pandas at National Zoo, a dating site wants singles to get creative.

Tuesday - 10/23/2012, 01:36pm EDT

Tags: dating, how about we

Value of omega-3 fatty acids outweighs mercury in fish

Eating fish is good, but eating the right kind is even better.

Tuesday - 10/02/2012, 07:06am EDT

Tags: Fish, mercury, Omega-3

Study: Less may be more when it comes to working out

Intense exercise may prove to be counter- productive for men in their 20s and 30s.

Tuesday - 09/25/2012, 11:13am EDT

Tags: weight loss, exercise, working out, university of copenhagen

Taking vacation benefits employee and employer

Americans are skipping vacations, a study finds. But skipping the time off might not be a good idea.

Tuesday - 09/04/2012, 06:36am EDT

Tags: vacation, chicago tribune, Paul Spiegelman

Yo-yo dieting may not be so bad after all

Yo-yo dieting, the act of repeatedly and quickly losing and gaining weight, doesn't impact future weight loss in women who've gone through menopause, a new study finds.

Tuesday - 08/21/2012, 06:20am EDT

Tags: metabolism, weight loss, dieting,

FDA approves 'intelligent' pill that reports back to doctors

Digital medication may be the new remedy for those who often forget to take daily medication. The FDA recently approved digestible microchips. The chips could change how doctors prescribe medication in the future.

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 08:12am EDT

Tags: proteus, Proteus Biomedical, digital pill

Do CFL bulbs damage skin?

Energy-saving compact fluorescent light bulbs are more energy efficient, but new research indicates they can exacerbate existing skin conditions.

Tuesday - 07/24/2012, 08:17am EDT

Tags: cfl bulbs, georgetown skin, compact fluorescent light,

Why can't people disconnect on vacation?

The answer may have to do with the central nervous system.

Thursday - 07/19/2012, 06:39am EDT

Tags: vacation, smartphone

'Thinspiration' photo trend sparks concern

Facebook and Pinterest are great for sharing information and pictures among friends. But a recent trend of posted pictures is causing alarm.

Tuesday - 06/05/2012, 04:59am EDT

Tags: thinspiration, facebook, Twitter, National Eating Disorders Association,

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