Author: Art Jahnke

Eating Well

Whole Dairy Is Just Fine For Hearts

Go ahead, eat that cheese. Whole dairy products–cheese, milk and yogurt- do not increase the likelihood of stroke or heart disease, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. A university news release reports that the study, which included nearly 3,000 […]

Attitude

Study Finds Small Talk Is Harmless

It’s true, according to a new study, that people who engage in substantive conversations tend to be happier that those who don’t, but the same study found that small talk doesn’t make people any less happy. A University of Arizona news release reports that researchers at the school surveyed 486 […]

Attitude

15 Minutes of Exercise Boosts Muscle Memory

Trying to master a new tennis serve? Try taking a short run right after working on the serve. Researchers at McGill University are convinced that exercise performed immediately after practicing a new skill improves its long term retention. A McGill news release reports that the researchers asked study subject to […]

App Helps Make Healthy Food Choices
Eating Well

App Helps Make Healthy Food Choices

Wondering which brand of a certain food is the most healthful? There’s an app for that. FoodSwitch, a free mobile app developed by researchers at Northwestern University, asks users to crowdsource information on new and changing foods to update the app’s 268,000-product database.  A Northwestern news release reports that the app, which […]

Fitness

Now It’s 15,000 Steps

Remember the 10,000 step a day rule? Forget it. This year’s model, created by researchers at the University of Glasgow, calls for 15,000 steps a day. But wait, the study authors point out that walking 15,000 steps would take about three and half hours, no problem if you happen to […]

Eating Well

Yes, You Can Eat Red Meat

Red meat may have been getting a bad rap. Now comes research from professors of nutrition science at Purdue University suggesting that red meat, if it is eaten along with a Mediterranean diet, isn’t all that bad.  A Purdue news release reports that the study compared Mediterranean-style eating patterns with […]

Fitness

Weight Training Lifts Spirits

Aerobic training has long been associated with a reduced incidence of depression. Now, thanks to a new study led by researchers at the University of Limerick, in Ireland, weight training has joined the depression fighting club. The New York Times reports that researchers at the school reviewed 33 studies of weight […]

Health

For Men, Exercise May Mean Smarter Kids

Can a man’s exercise habits influence the brains of his children?  Researchers at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases in Göttingen, Germany, think that it can. The New York Times reports that scientists at the center divided a large group of genetically identical mice into two groups, and put one […]

Health Pain

Daily Aspirin Doubles Melanoma Risk in Men

Remember when your doctor ran down the list of reasons you should take a daily aspirin? (It appears to reduce the risk of gastric, colon, prostate and breast cancer.)  Well, that was before researchers at Northwestern University concluded that men who take once-daily aspirin have nearly double the risk of […]