Food

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Bringing Out the Chef in Children

“I had no idea the world of food was so big. There are so many simple, tasty foods from all these cultures that are so easy to make. You don’t have to eat them in a restaurant or be a…


Well: Ask Well: Is Coconut Oil a Healthy Fat?

Photo Credit iStock Do you have a health question? Submit your question to Ask Well. Related: Ask Well: Are Avocados Good for You? Ask Well: The Laxative Effect of Prunes Ask Well: Do Cranberries Offer Health Benefits? For more fitness,…


Well: Ask Well: Are Avocados Good for You?

Photo Credit Evan Sung for The New York Times Do you have a health question? Submit your question to Ask Well. Related: Ask Well: The Laxative Effect of Prunes Ask Well: Canned vs. Fresh Fish Ask Well: Do Cranberries Offer…


Well: Liquor Taxes and Sexually Transmitted Infections

Photo Credit Ruth Fremson/The New York Times Maryland increased its liquor taxes in 2011 and a sharp decrease in the rate of new gonorrhea infections immediately followed. Researchers have determined that the two events are closely linked. The study, in…


Well: Liquor Taxes and Sexually Transmitted Infections

Photo Credit Ruth Fremson/The New York Times Maryland increased its liquor taxes in 2011 and a sharp decrease in the rate of new gonorrhea infections immediately followed. Researchers have determined that the two events are closely linked. The study, in…




Food and Spices

Spicy Food and Longevity

People who ate spicy foods 1 or 2 days a week had a 10 percent lower risk of death from all causes compared to people who ate spicy foods less than once a week.