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Factors in fertility

posted: 01/26/2015 2:04 a.m. Comment 1

The hundreds of thousands of U.S. couples trying to get pregnant this season could improve their odds by making a few lifestyle choices.

RESTLESS READER

posted: 01/26/2015 2:02 a.m. Discuss

The Lean Muscle Diet by Lou Schuler and Alan Aragon (Rodale Books, Dec. 23), 320 pages, $27.99 hardback, $12.49 Kindle ebook.

Stable dining time kept study mice fit

posted: 01/26/2015 2 a.m. Discuss

Scientists, like mothers, have long suspected that midnight snacking is inadvisable. But until a few years ago, there was little in the way of evidence behind those suspicions.

Happy Trails: Allsopp Park North

posted: 01/26/2015 1:59 a.m. Discuss

ALLSOPP PARK NORTH

Iron link studied in cookware, diet

posted: 01/26/2015 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Does iron from cast-iron skillets and other cooking vessels leach into food?

Practically Active: SleevesUp blood donation campaign rolls in

posted: 01/26/2015 1:57 a.m. Discuss

Inclement weather and flu season tend to depress blood donations. All blood types are needed, but especially O negative, A negative and B negative.

SLIM PICKINGS

posted: 01/26/2015 1:56 a.m. Discuss

WHAT: Skinny Cow Blissful Truffle Candy Bar

Sneeze, ugh, blow: Allergies or cold?

posted: 01/26/2015 1:55 a.m. Discuss

A "common cold" that has been hanging around more than a week probably is not a cold. It could be an allergy disguised as a cold.

Higher-calorie foods continue after Jan. 1

posted: 01/26/2015 1:53 a.m. Discuss

Shoppers buy extra groceries during the holidays, much of it higher-calorie, less nutrient-dense food. What happens once they make New Year's resolutions? They keep buying the extra goodies, a new study suggests.

Successful exercise habit begins with realistic goal

posted: 01/26/2015 1:53 a.m. Discuss

What's the best way to create a habit of exercising?

Early antibiotic, asthma link called into question by study

posted: 01/26/2015 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Studies have suggested that antibiotic use in pregnancy and childhood may increase the risk for asthma, but a large Swedish study has found strong evidence that there is no such connection.

MASTER CLASS: Shift, lift feet, hands to give pushup a workout

posted: 01/26/2015 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Pushups are among my top five upper body exercises. They work many of the major muscle groups; improve your strength-to-weight ratio; and you can do them anywhere you have floor space.

Age weakens our 'eagle eyes,' but risks can be cut

posted: 01/26/2015 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Human vision changes with age. Acuity blurs, and cataracts grow. Tear ducts function less well, and dry eyes itch.

December scores most conceptions

posted: 01/26/2015 1:50 a.m. Discuss

Winter appears to be a good time to make a baby: December is the most common month for conception in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Keeping weight off requires new habits

posted: 01/26/2015 1:49 a.m. Discuss

At the end of the month of new beginnings, the weight-loss resolution needs a booster shot.

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