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Past articles by Alan:

4 in 10 Popular Sunscreens Don’t Meet Sun Safety Standards

Nearly half of the most popular sunscreen products sold in the United States fail to meet basic sun safety guidelines, new research shows. → Read More

How U.S. Farm Subsidies Could Be Contributing to the Obesity Epidemic

Americans get more than half of their daily calories from seven farm foods that are subsidized by the U.S. government, but a new study suggests those subsidies may be contributing to the obesity epidemic. → Read More

Want to Live a Longer, Healthier Life? Eat More Fiber

Foods rich in fiber not only keep you “regular,” they may help you live longer without disease, new research suggests. → Read More

Many Doctors Give Out More Painkillers Than Patients Actually Need

More than half the patients prescribed opioid painkillers in a recent U.S. study received more than they needed. → Read More

Celebrities Often Hawk Unhealthy Foods to Kids, Study Says

Some of America’s biggest pop stars are making millions from ad campaigns for sugar-laden, low-nutrition foods, a new study says. → Read More

Smoggy Days May Make Blood Pressure Spike

More evidence links air pollution with increased risk of developing dangerous high blood pressure. → Read More

Study Links Smoking During Pregnancy to Baby’s Schizophrenia

Smoking during pregnancy may increase the risk that a child could develop schizophrenia, new research suggests. → Read More

This Balloon-in-a-Pill May Be a New Way to Lose Weight

The balloon system, known as Obalon, helped obese people lose nearly 7 percent of their body weight, according to researchers. → Read More

Folic Acid-Fortified Foods Prevent Some, But Not All Neural Tube Birth Defects

Fortifying cereals, grains, and flour with folic acid has not protected against the risk of certain birth defects as much as experts thought it would, a large, new study suggests. → Read More

If You’ve Ever Had a C-Section, Probably Best to Avoid Home Birth, Experts Say

Pregnant women who've had a cesarean delivery in the past should not plan a home birth because they face a higher risk for complications. → Read More

Women Who Regularly Go to Church May Live Longer

Routinely attending religious services may confer a halo of better health around American women, a new study suggests. → Read More

Zika Can Cause Strange Symptoms, So Testing Is Crucial

Zika infection isn't always obvious. → Read More

Forget the Apple—Walk Your Dog Each Day to Keep the Doctor Away

Walking the dog may be a health boon for older Americans, new research suggests. → Read More

Study Suggests This Skin Condition Is Linked to Alzheimer’s Risk

Rosacea, the facial redness affecting millions of Americans, may be linked to a higher risk for dementia and Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests. → Read More

The Complex Link Between Social Media and Depression

The more time young adults spend using popular social media, the greater the link to depression, new research suggests. → Read More

Constantly Reaching for Your Smartphone? You Might Be Anxious or Depressed

Some young adults who constantly reach for their smartphones might be anxious or depressed, preliminary research suggests. → Read More

Mindful Meditation Might Help Ease Back Pain

Mindful meditation may offer a measure of pain relief to seniors suffering from chronic lower back pain. → Read More

Cholesterol in Eggs May Not Hurt Heart Health After All

The once-maligned egg may not be a heartbreaker after all, new research suggests. → Read More

A Lack of This Type of Sleep May Boost Anxiety and Depression

Bad and "restless" REM sleep experienced by insomnia patients may, in turn, undermine their ability to overcome emotional distress, raising their risk for chronic depression or anxiety. → Read More

Why Eating at Restaurants Is Making You Fat

Calorie-counters beware: A new study reports that more than nine in 10 U.S. restaurants are serving meals that exceed the recommended calorie limit for a single meal. → Read More