heart disease

The Economics of Marriage and Health - Til Death Do Us Part

Studies have shown that a healthy marriage could translate into a healthy heart, not to mention saving money on health care or an expensive divorce.

Do plastic baby bottles cause diabetes and heart disease?

What? Poisonous infant formula wasn't enough? Plastic baby bottles and the linings of canned food may be linked to diabetes, heart disease, and altered development in infants' brai

Exercise (and alcohol) good for your brain

A story in the New York Times says that exercise helps human brains build more neurons (a process called neurogenesis). It also reports on some mouse studies that show that exe

Alcohol is good for your heart

After quitting smoking, having one or two drinks a day is the best single thing you can do for your cardiovascular health. [more]

The Cost of Meat—The Personal Health Argument

This continues from "The Cost of Meat—Too High To Pay." The Personal Health Argument attempts to show that there is few, if any, benefit from eating meat. This will cover heart disease, cancer, and calcium intake. [more]

A whopping 6lb cheeseburger for free...if you can finish it.

Actually, I'm being a little untruthful. The full weight of the burger is closer to NINE POUNDS. 6lbs is just the meat. You have to admit it, Americans do everything bigger...but is it better? [more]

Is Green Tea All It's Cracked Up to Be? It's close.

I've been enjoying the snarky articles at Slate.com recently focusing on the commoditization of Eastern traditions, such as yoga. [more]