Health and Nutrition

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A reader asks: Is eating farm-raised fish better than eating no fish at all?

12/18/2014 4:13:26 PM

The less weight a woman gains during pregnancy, the less likely she is to have a boy, an analysis found.

12/18/2014 12:42:26 PM

Exercise, a new study finds, changes the shape and functioning our genes, an important step on the way to improved health and fitness.

12/18/2014 10:09:10 AM

Having a “beer belly” significantly increases the risk for sudden cardiac death, a new study has found.

12/17/2014 1:24:35 PM

For people who already follow a healthful diet, the glycemic index may not be very important.

12/17/2014 9:56:33 AM

Even in young adults of normal weight, increases in body mass index also lead to increased risk of heart disease and other problems.

12/16/2014 11:48:04 AM

The emotional healing powers of comfort food may be overrated.

12/16/2014 11:47:01 AM

A reader asks: Why do my knees make a cracking sound?

12/16/2014 11:43:52 AM

For many women the risk of taking a small dose of aspirin a day may outweigh the benefits.

12/16/2014 9:42:16 AM

My mother, ever the comic, used to drag out an annoying little routine at dinner parties to the effect that she and my father sent me to medical school specifically to supervise their old ages. Not the best choice, Mom.

12/16/2014 12:26:17 AM