Eating Well Health

Should Large Sodas Be Banned?

To halt the continuing and medically expensive march of obesity, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has taken a step that other politicians are afraid to even mention: he has proposed a ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, movie theaters and street carts. The […]


Nearly 5 Percent of Boomers Still Dopers

A good number of those who were schooled in the sixties and seventies have been slow, to be polite, to jump on the Just Say No wagon, according federally funded research conducted by the Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse: Treatment and Research at the University of Miami Miller School […]


Why Steroids Weaken Bones

For years, doctors have known that steroids, such as cortisone, can leave bones weaker than they found them. Now they know why. The America Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) reports that scientists have long suspected that steroids interfere with the process of bone remodeling, in which cells called […]