Articles


FOR WOMEN

"Finding Normal: Eating, Exercising and Obsessing" (Going Bonkers)
Once upon a time, the experts gave us dieting and exercise tips. Read Article

"Not Your Teenager's Eating Disorder" (Bottom Line Women’s Health)
These conditions are shockingly common in midlife. Read Article

"How the Girls in Fiji Lost Their Groove" (Rain and Thunder)
In Sigatoka, Fiji, eating disorders have emerged from, literally, nothing. Read Article

"Eating Disorders on the Internet: Proceed with Caution" (Eating Disorders Today)
They do it because they read it on the Internet. Read Article

"In the Clear: Get Rid of Acne Once and for All" (Natural Solutions)
Once puberty had come and gone, I thought my pimples had followed my prom dress into the back closet. Read Article

"A Surprising Formula to Help You Avoid Overeating" (Health)
So much goes on around the dinner table while your eating, and so much of that ambience can affect your appetite. Read Article 

“Opening Eyes Oberlin Alumnae Take on Estrogen—And the Drug Industry That Sells It” (Oberlin Magazine)
Barbara Seaman was furious. It was 1957, the year after she graduated from Oberlin. Read Article 

"The Graceful Change” (Yoga Journal)
Menopause can be a trying time for women, but with a healthy yoga practice, stress about hormone replacement therapy doesn't have to be part of the picture. Read Article 

"Estrogen: Key Player in Heart Disease Among Women" (Science)
Female vulnerability in affairs of the heart has long been the domain of poets. But now cardiologists are getting involved. Read Article 


FOR PARENTS

"Youngsters Wasting Away" (Nursing Spectrum)
Learn the signs of childhood eating disorders and how to address them in young patients. Read Article

"Prescription for Success: How to be Smart about Your Child's Medication"(Child)
A Drumbeat of conflicting news about prescription drugs has many moms and dads worried. Read Article. Read Article 

“FDA Finds Ipecac’s Risks Outweigh Benefits” (Boston Globe)
It used to be that every parent stashed a bottle of ipecac somewhere in the house.   Read Article  

"5 Ways to Stay Coldand Flu-free This Winter" (Good Housekeeping)
Outsmart viruses that cause coughing, sneezing and all around misery. Read Article 


ABOUT GENERAL HEALTH

"Is Your Parent Depressed?" (Prevention)
Seven million Americans over age 65 suffer from the disease and many are not getting the help they need. Read Article

"Addicted to Starvation" (Scientific American Mind)
Anorexia may represent a profound psychiatric disorder that spawns an addiction to deprivation. Read Article

"Well Being" (Yoga Journal)
Grand Design. Japanese researchers find that it's not just the orderliness of Zens gardens that gives them their calming effect. Read Article

"Medics Warn ForemenUse Your Head and Save It" (Chicago Tribune)
Medical experts meeting Monday in Chicago had this multimillion-dollar question for George Foreman as he considers future championship fights: Read Article 

"Binge Eating Disorder: Are You at Risk?" (Going Bonkers)
Everyone overeats once in a while. But there’s a much more serious condition involving overindulgence.  Read Article 

"Obesity Sheds its Secrets" (Science)
While the hormone leptin has dominated obesity research, new findings suggest that it has help Read Article 

“Obesity Drug Pipeline Not So Fat” (Science)
Eating right and exercising be damned; the search is on for drugs that can control obesity. Read Article 


GENERAL SCIENCE

"The Evolutionary War" (Howard Hughes Medical Bulletin)
Intelligent Design has evolved into a 21st century marketing campaign. Read Article 

"Gene Scenes" (Scientific American)
Imagine that you are an alien commissioned to decipher a football game. Read Article 

“Roots of Immunity” (New Scientist)
When it comes to fighting disease, you are more like a plant than you think, says Trisha Gura. Read Article 

“On Guard!” (New Scientist)
More and more microbes are treating our chemical weapons with disdain. But they won’t find it easy to resist the thrust of this man’s molecular rapiers, says Trisha Gura. Read Article


FOR SCIENTISTS

“Just Spit It Out” (Nature Medicine)
The microbes that inhabit the human mouth have a lot to say about one’s general health. Read Article

"Etiology of Eating Disorders Explored as Patience for a Cure Thins" (Nature Medicine)
New studies have now started plumbing the biological sources of anorexia and bulimia nervosa. Read Article

"Off-Label or Off-Limits?" (Nature Biotechnology)
Off-label prescribing is a fundamental fact of life, but the promotion of off-label uses by drug sponsors is a fundamental sin. Read Article

"Courts Deny Pfizer Access (Nature Biotech)
The legal wrangling between New York-based Pfizer and three prominent medical journals ended with the integrity of the peer review process intact. Read Article

"Toxicity Testing Moves from the Legislature to the Petri Dishand Back" (Cell)
With the growing costs of using animals to test the safety of new chemicals and an increasing backlog of chemicals awaiting testing, the quest for cell-based in-vitro alternatives are gaining momentum. Read article

"Personalized Medicine: A Call for Action" (Helixa publication by Harvard-Partner’s Center for Genetics and Genomics)
Transformation was the message emerging from the conference hosted by Harvard Medical School Partners Center for Genetics and Genomics. Read Article

“A Silence That Speaks Volumes” (Nature)
A biological gagging order, used in the fight against viruses, could revolutionize our understanding of genetics and development. Trisha Gura listens in on the world of gene silencing. Read Article 

“The Battlefields of Britain” (Nature)
With its farm-scale trials of genetically modified crops, Britain has taken ecological studies of farming practices into new territory. But the trials are the focus of intense controversy. Trisha Gura spoke to the scientists involved. Read Article   

"Big Plans for Little Brains" (Nature)
Experts in neuroscience, computing and education are coming together to put the way that children are taught on a sounder scientific footing. Read Article 

"Repairing the Genome’s Spelling Mistakes" (Science)
Short lengths of synthetic DNA and RNA can trick cells into changing. Read Article 

"Uncoupling Proteins Provide New Clue to Obesity's Causes" (Science)
Just about everybody has envied those lucky few who can eat whatever they want and never change their dress size. Read Article