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May 06, 2011


1. For Weight Loss, Eating Less After 8 P.M. Might Help
Increasingly, studies show, getting the right amount of sleep is critical to maintaining a healthy weight. But does it matter when we sleep? A new study suggests that, yes, timing may be key: people who stay up late and sleep [...]

2. In Defense of Motherhood: Why We Keep Having Kids When They're So Clearly Bad for Us
Here at Healthland, we devote a considerable amount of virtual ink to reporting on research that disses parenthood. I've written several stories in this vein, and I find them both wryly amusing and often uncomfortably accurate. But at least in my [...]

3. What Annoys You? An Examination of the Little Things That Drive Us Bananas
Do not lick your fingers when you're done eating â€" if you're licking your fingers, it's time to accept that the bag of chips is finished. Move on. On that note, don't crinkle the bag while you retrieve your snacks, [...]

4. Depression and the Mommy Wars: Who's Worst Off?
Are working moms more prone to depression than those who stay at home? One faces long hours away from her family, a lot of juggling and exhaustion. The other faces long hours with needy little humans, a lot of isolation [...]

5. Happy Clean Your Hands Day!
You should listen to your mother: always wash your hands. That's especially true if you work in health care, where poor hand hygiene can be matter of life and death. By one 2002 estimate, 1.7 million patients were affected by [...]

6. What Is Too Gruesome? An Argument for Releasing bin Laden's Photo
President Obama has decided not to release photos of Osama bin Laden's body, saying, "That's not who we are. You know, we don't trot out this stuff as trophies." Obama also says he has concerns that releasing the images of [...]

7. Masculinity, a Delicate Flower
Real men are made, not born â€" so goes the conventional wisdom. In other words, manhood is a social status, something a guy earned historically, through brutal tests of physical endurance or other risky demonstrations of toughness that mark the [...]

8. Why Your Embarrassment Causes Me So Much Pain
Ever find yourself physically cringing as you watch those hopeful contestants on American Idol who have no clue that they can't sing? If so, you're probably a highly empathetic person, according to new study published in the journal PloS One. [...]

9. True or False? 20 Common Myths About Pregnancy
Forming a new human being is the most complicated thing a person can do without really having to think about it. But that doesn't mean women don't fret over it. So three Californian OB/GYNs â€" tired of getting called at [...]

10. Bin Laden's Young Daughter Watched Him Die. Does She Share His Beliefs?


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