The hospitals that overcharge patients by 1000%

By Olga Khazan Try to avoid breaking any limbs in Crestview, Florida. You might wind up in North Okaloosa Medical Center, which charges 12.6 times, or 1,260 percent, more than...

Have your cake and eat it: Chocolate consumption linked to lower BMI

By Stephen Daniells, 28-Mar-2012 People who consume chocolate frequently may have lower body mass index (BMI) values, suggests ‘intriguing’ data from the University of California, San Diego.

‘Appetite-suppressing’ effect of proteins explained by researchers

By Nathan Gray+, 09-Jul-2012 Researchers have mapped out the chain reaction of signals that send satiety messages to the brain after a protein-rich meal.

Elderly muscles benefit from amino acid supplements

By Stephen Daniells, 06-Mar-2008 Supplementing the diet of elderly people with the full set of essential amino acids can boost their lean body mass, strength and physical function, according to...