Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
Column Archive |  On Twitter: J Huget and MisFits  |  Fitness & Nutrition News  |  RSS Feeds RSS Feed

The Checkup: August 9, 2009 - August 15, 2009

Is That Right? Cancer Society Birthday Cake

What to make of the American Cancer Society's new birthday cake recipe? The ACS had a nice, though kind of unsettling, idea with its campaign to celebrate birthdays as a remarkable achievement for cancer survivors. As part of that campaign, the organization sponsored a competition for students at the Culinary...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  August 14, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Cancer , Is That Right? , Nutrition and Fitness  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

The Health Hazards of Pessimism

Can your attitude affect your health? Yes, according to a new study. Optimism appears to be good for your health and pessimism seems to be bad, the study found. In the largest study of its kind, Hilary Tindle of the University of Pittsburgh and her colleagues studied 97,253 postmenopausal women...

By Rob Stein  |  August 13, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Cardiovascular Health , General Health , Mental Health , Psychology , Women's Health  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

APA: Therapy Won't Change Being Gay

The nation's leading psychologists' professional organization has issued a new statement advising mental health professionals against leading patients to believe that therapy may somehow reverse their sexual orientation. On August 4 the American Psychological Association adopted a resolution that says there's no scientific evidence therapy can make gay people straight....

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  August 12, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
Categories:  Psychology  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Is a Soda Tax Fair?

(Washington Post Photo Illustration) As I reported in April, Yale professor Kelly Brownell, director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, and Thomas Frieden, health commissioner for the city of New York, have renewed their push for a soda tax as a means of curbing obesity. In...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  August 11, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
Categories:  Nutrition and Fitness  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Women Eat Daintily Around Men

Young women tend to choose lower-calorie meals when dining with males than when eating with other women, a new study shows. Reporting online in the journal Appetite, researchers from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, observed students in university cafeterias. When women ate with men, they skimped on their food; the...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  August 10, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Nutrition and Fitness , Teens  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company