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Past articles by Sandee:


1 in 4 people who eat healthy meals blow it on snacks, study says

Making nutritious food choices at meals is wonderful for your health, unless you also eat ultraprocessed and sugary foods for snacks, a new study says. → Read More


Near-death experiences tied to brain activity after death, study says

A new study recorded brain waves while dying people were resuscitated to see what happens during the out-of-body experiences they later describe. → Read More


Bad habits of night owls may lead to type 2 diabetes, study says

Night owls are at high risk of developing diabetes, a new study says, but that risk can be lowered by giving up unhealthy habits. → Read More


Covid apathy and fatigue are real. Here’s how to cope

Covid-19 is surging, but maybe you can’t seem to muster the energy to care. Here’s how to get over your Covid apathy and learn to accept the new reality that Covid is here to stay. → Read More


Over 5,000 tons of dangerous fumes escaped from consumer products, study finds

Over 5,000 tons of volatile organic compounds linked to cancer, reproductive and development harm escaped from consumer products sold in California, a new study finds. → Read More


Up to 60% of stroke survivors may develop cognitive decline within a year

Up to 60% of stroke survivors develop cognitive decline within a year, and one-third progress to dementia within five years, according to a new scientific statement from the American Stroke Association. → Read More


Yes, you can eat your way to heart health. Here’s how

Here are the most effective diets to prevent heart disease, based on the latest evidence gathered by a scientific committee of the American Heart Association. → Read More


Potentially dangerous doses of melatonin and CBD found in gummies sold for sleep

Gummy sleep aids may contain levels of melatonin far greater than labeled, as well as surprising ingredients such as CBD, a new study found. → Read More


New research reveals how coffee and tea can affect risk of early death for adults with diabetes

People with type 2 diabetes who drink more coffee, tea and water can dramatically lower their risk of heart disease and early death, a new study found. → Read More


ADHD medication abuse in schools is a 'wake-up call'

In some middle and high schools in the US, more than 25% of students are misusing prescription stimulants meant to treat ADHD, a new study found. → Read More


Refined carbs and red meat driving global rise in type 2 diabetes, study says

The global rise of type 2 diabetes may be due to eating too much red and processed meats and refined instead of whole grains, according to a new modeling study. → Read More


Some ready-to-eat salads with chicken or ham may contain potentially deadly listeria

Pre-made salads with chicken or ham shipped to retail locations in Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee and Wisconsin, may be contaminated with listeria, according to the US Food Safety and Inspection Service. → Read More


Steps have dropped since Covid-19 and the trend is worrisome, study says

Step trackers show Americans reduced their daily step counts when Covid-19 appeared, and have yet to return to pre-pandemic levels, a new study found. → Read More

Meet the Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 foods: Which produce has the most pesticides?

A total of 210 pesticides were found on the 12 fruits and vegetables on the Dirty Dozen list. → Read More


Pesticides in produce: 2023's Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 fruits and vegetables

Before you buy fruits and vegetables, consider which ones might contain pesticides that could impact your health. Here is the 2023 Dirty Dozen list of the most contaminated produce tested by the government, along with the Clean 15 list of least contaminated foods. → Read More


Mediterranean diet may lower heart disease risk in women by nearly 25%, study finds

A new analysis of studies that focused specifically on women found the Mediterranean diet may lower female risk of heart disease and death by nearly 25%. → Read More

Best medications for low back pain, according to new research

People often reach for over-the-counter pain medications like aspirin, acetaminophen or ibuprofen to help. But which type is most effective? → Read More

Poor sleep decreases vaccine effectiveness, especially for men

Sleeping less than six hours the night before you get the shot may limit your body's response to the vaccine, reducing protection against the virus or bacteria, according to a new study. → Read More


Tips for surviving the Daylight Saving Time change

You lose an hour of sleep when Daylight Saving Time begins. If you didn't start adjusting your family's sleep schedule, is it too late? Here's what the experts say. → Read More

Daylight Saving Time is almost here. Is it too late to start adjusting?

For those who are adjusting their clocks, the body isn't going to like getting up a whole hour earlier, so it's best if you and your kids start adapting by going to bed and waking up 15 to 20 minutes earlier each day ahead of the change, experts say. → Read More